We’re currently developing WebBuddy, a productivity app for Mac OS X.
This app enables user to have convenient, minimal and quick access to the web without disturbing user’s workflow. WebBuddy previews the links you click on as a convenient HUD style side-window and this eliminates browser clutter when the user has too many tabs and windows in the browser.
Please see attachment 1 & 2 for screen shots of the app and see below link for preview. You can download the app and I hope this gives better understanding of the app.
WebBuddy starts from small features at the moment but the app will be built up through pro-versions in the future.
We want to commission the Mac OS X icon for WebBuddy. The icon should be simple yet visually unique and eye-catching. Attachment 3 contains some icons we think are really good.
We have been using a placeholder design of a 3D glyph of the letter ‘W’(see attachment 4) , and think this could work as a motif. But we won’t restrict you to this idea - if you can come up with a more effective approach, please do so.
- The icon should be just an object and should not contain the app’s name.
- It should have a subtle background shadow.
- It must be recognisable in the smallest required dimension(18x18px) when used in the menu bar, meaning a separate design on the same theme is probably necessary.
- If you decide to use the 3D ‘W’ theme, it should be distinct from any other icons that use a W glyph motif.
- It should be visually appealing.
- It should be in line with Mac OS X platform conventions.
- use a motif involving humans.
- be noisy.
We need the original PSD / vector format files.