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How To Create Icons That Grab Attention

November 26, 2019

Do you want to learn how to create icons? You’ve come to the right place! First, we are going to go over why an app icon is so important. Then we are going to share some tips on how to make an icon that helps your app stand out.

Why is the app icon so important?

The quality of your app icon affects your app’s rank and visibility, which is why creating a great icon should be included in your App Store Optimization strategies.

Here’s what an attention-grabbing icon can do for your app:

  • Help your app stand out in the crowd of apps competing for attention.
  • Give users a great first impression of your app.
  • Provide users with clues that indicate what your app can do for them.
  • Make users curious enough to look more closely at your app and learn all about it.

Ultimately, a well-designed app icon can increase user acquisition

Tips for how to create icons

The app icon needs to be designed carefully in order to attain the best results possible. Follow the tips below. They will help you come up with a masterpiece that attracts users to your app.

Skip the text

An app icon is small so any text that gets included in the design might be difficult to read. It’s best to avoid adding words, but there are exceptions to this rule.

In some cases, adding text is necessary because it gives users a better understanding of your app. If you find yourself in that situation, make sure the words you use in the design can be clearly seen.

Pick the right colors

It’s best to use your brand colors, but you can also take a look at similar apps for inspiration. If you want your app to really stand out, try choosing colors that differ from what your competitors chose.

Simple is better

Remember, an app icon is tiny. Trying to fill in a small space with lots of design elements won’t work too well.

The key is to keep the design simple without letting it lose its attention-grabbing qualities. This is challenging but necessary.

Change the app icon from time to time

Make a few tweaks to your app icon during the holidays and other times of the year. This will help to capture the attention of users scrolling through the app stores. For example, try adding some holiday-inspired touches to your icon design during Christmas time.

Keep the size requirements in mind

An Android icon has different size requirements than an App Store icon. You must keep this in mind when creating your design so that you can minimize the variations between the two icons.

Your Android icon and App Store icon might still be slightly different from each other, but the overall design should be very similar.

Follow these manuals to ensure your icon design looks great on both stores:

Test your app icon

A/B testing can help you determine the best icon design for your app. You can start by testing one element at a time. Based on those results, make changes to your design as needed. This will help you perfect your app icon so that it produces the best results possible.

Knowing how to create icons is essential if you want your app to rank high and attract new users. If you follow the tips given in this article you will be on your way to creating an amazing app icon that accomplishes those goals.

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