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How jonathanX started their icon or button journey
Who are you known as?
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
We're building Copilot, an app to help teach autonomous cars how to drive by themselves. Download the app onto your iPhone, mount your phone on your windshield with the camera facing out, and leave Copilot open. As you drive around, we upload data from your drive to our servers to help train our sub-$1000 self-driving car kit which is launching at the end of the year.
Think of Copilot as Dropcam plus Fitbit for your car. We track a user's route, how many miles are driven, and how long it takes, just like how a Fitbit tracks a user's motion. Later, you can play back camera from your route if you saw something interesting or got in an accident. Our users are primarily driving enthusiasts and gearheads who like to use Copilot every time they go for a drive. Copilot is also used by commuters daily, and users who go for long drives or road trips.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
An iTunes app icon for Copilot. The icon should be in square format of various resolutions ready for upload to the App Store.
Copilot should look at home on anyone's iPhone homescreen right now. We are looking for a simple, yet modern icon that accurately represents the utility of Copilot. Designs should not be too photorealistic or skeumorphic as was common with app icons from years ago, nor too close to "flat design" or other design styles that are more associated with Android. The Comma.AI brand has three colors currently: black, white, and #00AF47 (green). Copilot is not a game or social app, it is a utility that many users may open multiple times a day.
We think that a good app icon could include simple iconography related to automotive -- such as a steering wheel (fits in with the theme of self-driving) or car tire/wheel.
As part of our minimal company branding, most of our text today is presented in monospace fonts in order to cater to our audience of gearheads and computer hackers so you may wish to continue with this theme, although it is certainly not a requirement.