There’s no doubt that an app designed by one of the best icon designers on the web is also one of the greatest games ever to hit the App Store. Words cannot describe how much fun this game is. I highly recommend you download it, watch Ellen Degeneres announce it as her game, play with friends, and have as much fun as you could ever have with an iPhone.
There’s a common attribute that makes for good designers, good engineers, good employees, and good companies. For a long time, I couldn’t figure out what it was. Was it practice? Was it skill? Was it innate ability? Turns out, it’s none of those. It’s taste.
I’ve been using Pocket for almost a week now, and the service is indeed excellent. The Mac app too, works wonders, though I can’t help but notice how odd and brash the original icon looks like on my OS X dock, so I made a replacement icon that you can download.
What’s amazing is that they never actually left their office to shoot that. It’s all just Google Maps Street View, ingenious engineering, and some code.