We are looking for a new app icon for the upcoming free edition of our sleep cycle alarm clock app called WakeApp.
WakeApp records your body movements and sleep sounds at night.
It wakes you up when you are in a light sleep phase.
Have a look in iTunes Preview:
In first place we are looking for a simplistic icon that visualises the app's functionality:
sleep recording + alarm clock.
We were thinking of an alarm clock symbol combined with an audio recording sample
(see provided draft to get the idea),
but other ideas of creative combinations of symbols like
-red recording light
with an audio sample/sleep cycles symbol are very welcome.
Second, the design should be as minimal/simple as possible (without breaking the first requirement).
Third, the icon should be catchy and stand out in a bulk of icons.
It should work best on a dark background, but should not fail on a bright background.
The icon should have a serious, technical, scientific and upmarket look.
It should NOT make you think of fun or game.
Colours should approximately match the current app design (see iPhone screenshots on iTunes Preview), that is: yellow/orange/red,blue, white, grey, black.
Or in other words: avoid using colours that do not exist at all in the current app.
Further we like:
textures, vivid colors, embossed style, unobtrusive shades, gradients, shines
What we DON'T want:
-words (except for "REC" that would point to the recording functionality)
We compiled a list of app icons we like/don't like (iconIdeas.jpg).
This should give you a good idea of the look we are looking for.
Depending on the design, it has to account for high and lower resolutions:
HighRes artwork - 1024 x 1024px -> more detail
icon resolution: 114 x 114px -> less detail
The final icon design should be provided as an Adobe Illustrator file.
If you have any questions feel free to ask, we will answer them as quickly as possible.