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Has an app icon ever affected you're decision?

08-16-2010, 01:13 PM
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Has an app icon ever affected you're decision?

In other words, have you ever not wanted to buy an app just because of how the icon looks?

As for myself I never was interested in buying Trucker's Delight because the icon just looks plain stupid ..

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08-16-2010, 01:20 PM
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Haha, always.

Ive purchased games that I was waiting for, yet promptly deleted without trying. I hear weathered underground is good, I bought it, and immediately deleted because of the butt-ugly icon.

Glad to hear im not the only nut

08-16-2010, 01:24 PM
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I think it mainly makes me investigate an app more before buying. Usually I try and find a YouTube video to see if the ugly icon is a pure reflection of a crappy app or just an unfortunate oversight. It's hard to get over a bad first impression though.

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08-16-2010, 01:27 PM
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YES. I will arrange my apps in a certain way JUST DEPENDING ON WHAT THE ICON LOOKS LIKE (except for some exceptions, like Enviro-Bear 2010 and Spider, which are so awesome they defy the rules and go straight to top.)
08-16-2010, 01:33 PM
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I've bought an app more than once just because it had a great icon. So yes.
08-16-2010, 01:37 PM
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App icons are irrelevant to me, unless they look really ugly. I don't really care what they look like, as long as the app is good.
But obviously when I'm looking in the App Store, I'm attracted to the apps with the better icons. When I find an app I like the look of, I pay no attention to the icon and just download it.

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08-16-2010, 01:41 PM
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I just replace ugly icons with my own.

/win

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08-16-2010, 01:47 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
I just replace ugly icons with my own.

/win
jailbroken?

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08-16-2010, 01:48 PM
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i like it when an icon looks good... not too bothered it it looks naff, as long as the app is good... but what annoys me is when the title under the icon is so long that it ends up with dots in it... for example.. Dungeon Hunter's title under the icon is 'dungeon....ter' or something like that... just plain LAZY !!!!!!

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08-16-2010, 01:48 PM
#10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
I just replace ugly icons with my own.

/win
You are the bees knees John.

P.S - I laugh when someone says they aren't buying a game because the icon is ugly. WTH?

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