Awards / Recognitions
Royal was released on Google Play Store in September of 2017. Within just a few months after
it’s release, Royal has received more than 10,000 downloads. The icon pack app was also featured
on Design Nominees as “App of the Day” in October 2017. At that same time, Royal was featured
on Google Play Store in “Top New Paid Personalization”, ranking at number 4.
This was the first step to designing Royal. The icons consist of primarily (99%) of these shades
of purple. I choose “dull” shades because they seem to be more visibly appealing against
different phone backgrounds. There’s a small amount of icons that have a complementary color.
Almost every icon follows this template at 144px x 144px; with the exception of icons that I
chose not to give a background. Each icon with a background is either shaped as a rounded
rectangle or a circle. The purple parts of the template is the shadow. Every single icon has a
dark purple shadow at 100% opacity positioned at -9 X px & 9 Y px; perfectly angled.
Some icons I designed do not entirely follow the rules. To the left is Snapchat and to the right
is Pokémon: Magikarp Jump. Both of these icons do not have a background and Magikarp adds
a different complementary color. I added colors such as Gold to few icons to add some
diversity to an entirely purple icon pack. Nonetheless, both icons follow the shadow rule even
though they do not have the typical background.
These are the images I added to Royal’s Google Play Store page. Each image on the
Samsung phone is screenshots I took while applying Royal and using different launchers
and widgets. As you can see, the icons are smaller than normal; which was my intent with
this icon pack.