Apple iCloud Icon Was Already in Use Even Before Cloud Services!
Cloud icons were already being used by Apple since the launch of MobileMe online service that was first introduced at Apple’s WWDC-2008 keynote, to form a base of cloud icon for the users of Mac and iOS devices. MobileMe was a unique service to Apple users to synchronize their email, data and documents across the Cloud, though it was sometimes very irritating for users as Steve jobs himself admitted by saying that “sometimes we get things wrong” when he acquired stage for his keynote at Apple’s WWDC-2011 event.
If you remember guys, that was the event at which Apple finally introduced iCloud, a service that not only syncs email, data and documents like MobileMe, it also provides much space to store music, apps and devices settings in the Cloud, which eliminates the need of nasty backups and ballooned software on the desktop.
Apple iCloud service apparently has a very impressive and unique icon which has been mainly derived from MobileMe icon. Tech folks are appreciating the iCloud icon and exploring its hidden beauties such as it uses the mathematical principle of the Golden Ratio. Also there are a few Photoshop tutorials created by Apple lovers to demonstrate how to recreate the iCloud icon.
Thus Apple is earning a lot of publicity for its the unique design of iCloud icon, but Scott Hanselman says that the design isn’t only a non-Apple design, it has been also observed that it is only Cloud icon that company, designers and developers now want to use.
Funny thing about the Golden Ratio, if you look for it, you’ll find it everywhere. It’s intuitive. Cool, also that they attribute this icon and it’s “brilliance” to the Apple Designers, except the icon isn’t from Apple, it’s straight from Pictos 1. I know, because we bought it from them for our site. Plus Pictos 1 has been around for years. It includes a regular cloud, clouds with arrows up and down and a lightening bolt cloud.
It maens there are many techniques and tools available for drawing a cloud icon/design comfortably.
However, if you have do a little bit search you would come across that how popular this Pictos Cloud design has become worldwide, as it seems that people consider it as a standard Cloud design without ever being given the official title.
Here are two apps available on the Windows Phone Marketplace with the same four circles everywhere:
Also, you can have a look on icons of the apps smiling on the App Store with the same design characteristics those are bounded in icloud icon/design;
Hanselman final verdict about the entire cloud designs is very interesting;
Today, it seems there is only one cloud icon in the universe and it’s four circles with a flat base. I like it.
Conclusion: iCloud icon was already ubiquitous and has been being observed for many years even before the emergence of Cloud services.
- jailbreak windows phone 7 mango
- cloud icon
- cloud service icon
- icloud drawing
- ICON CLOUD