Hey mlb, I took 3 minutes and redesigned your iOS app to make it 300% better. Above is the current icon with two (obvious) ideas to replace.
JK, I hate design assholes that think they did people favors. I am not going to pretend to know your current objectives, brand goals, and download strategies. I am an ignorant outsider. But I do know that Apple does not like when people have type on icons. And having ‘.com’ in your title is always whack/cheesy/ugly. It’s 2014, we know you probably have a website. Heck, if we have the app there is a good chance we are subscribers (I am). So cut the .com, cut the MLB, and just have the icon American has seen for the last 40 years. We’ll know to tap it, I promise.
P.S. I know the middle icon doesn’t read on the home screen well. But I really like the abstract baseball illustration. I think there is something there, just would take some work to get it readable.
xoxo, A Concerned Fan
xoxo, Needling in New York
xoxo, Gigante Nate (GigNaté)