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How timmyd7777 started their app design journey
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
SkySafari 4 is the next generation of our award-winning astronomy app SkySafari 3 for iOS and Android. There are three versions (basic, Plus, Pro). They all let you identify stars and constellations using your phone's GPS/Compass. Plus and Pro add a "spaceflight" mode which lets you view the universe from beyond Earth, and wireless telescope control. Pro contains the biggest database of any astronomy app, period, including the entire Hubble Guide Star catalog, and every known planet/moon/asteroid/comet in the solar system.
We need app icons and splash screens for the new versions. We write the app code ourselves - we only need new artwork. The app icons and splash screens artwork should be related. And the three tiers of the app (Basic, Plus, Pro) should "add" something from one to the next. But they should all have the same look-and-feel - they are all related apps in the same family.
What do you have in mind for the style and theme of the app?
Our current version 3 app uses the Earth and Moon seen from space as baseline imagery. But I'm open to other ideas EXCEPT a constellation outline (like the big dipper), and NO planet Saturns. Too many other astronomy apps use those. Other than that, it has to look recognizable, cool, and spacey.
To repeat - we only need the app icons and startup screen artwork. We're the app developer, and we know how to write all the code and all other UI within the app. Apple requires that the app icons be provided in many different sizes (57x57, 72x72, 114x114, 120x120, 144x144, 512x512, 1024x1024). And the startup screens need to be in several different resolutions too - 640x960, 1536x2048, 2048x1536, and 640x1136. It's the same image, just at different resolutions. Anybody who's done iPhone/Android development will be familiar with these requirements.
What to avoid
As per above, no "big dipper" or constellation icons, and no Saturns.