Cover image for Jolla's own apps in store?

asked 2014-08-29 15:24:15 +0200

ossi1967 gravatar image

In the Jolla Store, a lot of applications show a nice rectangular cover image instead of just the icon. I've always considered this "best practice". Is there a reason Jolla's own applications like maps, calendar, notes etc. don't use these visual assets? As it is, they look somewhat cheap among some of the beautifully designed images that 3rd party apps have. I could imagine that adding a common theme as a cover and placing the most prominent part of the icon on top of it could do a lot.

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I prefer icons TBH. Specially if they are well designed -which sadly isn't the case with most apps.

ApB ( 2014-08-29 15:55:32 +0200 )edit

I also prefer the icons.

zlatko ( 2014-08-30 07:40:41 +0200 )edit

Icons is the unlike way, therefore I like it.

WilliePre ( 2014-08-31 18:28:53 +0200 )edit

@WilliePre: Having lived with icons in stores for years, I sure have to say covers are the 'unlike' way. :)

ossi1967 ( 2014-09-01 10:36:26 +0200 )edit

All in all, it's not a matter of who prefers what. It's a matter of consistency and best practices:

Either Jolla wants applications to be advertised via those nice app-covers and take icons only as a fallback when covers are not available... Then they should use covers themselves. (And the layout of the store client suggests that covers are what they had in mind.)

Or they think icons are the way to go (and this is why they use icons instead of covers themselves). Then there's no reason to bug application developers and have them submit yet another piece of artwork. Just delete the respective field in harbour.

ossi1967 ( 2014-09-01 10:41:49 +0200 )edit