The Breakroom

2016 Wasn’t All Bad

December 16, 2016

It’s been a hell of a year, no matter how you look at it. Luckily, it hasn’t been all bad and we’ve done some great things at the Iconfactory over the past 12 months! You might be tempted to call this the Year of Emoji, but to us, every year is the Year of Emoji. […]

Sweet Pea Mobile App

December 13, 2016

Michael Bruch, founder of Peas and Love Corporation, partnered with us earlier this year to create a new dating app focused on healthy relationships. His thesis was that a more humanized and enjoyable online dating experience would be possible if a platform focused on enabling self expression, encouraged interesting conversation, and fostered empathy between strangers. While lots of […]

We’re proud to announce the immediate availability of a book that has literally been years in the making: Making Sense of Color Management. As I outlined previously in Looking at the Future, there are significant changes with today’s display technology. The goal of this book is to help you navigate this new environment whether you’re […]

Stuck on Stickers

September 1, 2016

You’ve heard of Emoji and use them every day, right? Even an old fuddy-duddy like me has swapped out :-) for 😀. Something just as big is about to happen on iOS and they’re called “stickers.” When Apple touts them in the first sentence of the press release, it’s a pretty good sign of things […]

Behind the BitCam

June 29, 2016

The folks over at The Apple Google interviewed me about BitCam, how the app came about and what went into bringing it to the App Store. There’s some fun insights in the discussion that are worth checking out like the specific challenges we faced when developing the retro camera for your “mini pocket computer”: One […]

Company founders (left to right): Corey Marion, David Brasgalla, Ged Maheux, Craig Hockenberry, and Talos Tsui in the same room for the first and only time back in the summer of 1999. If you had asked any of us in 1996 if we’d still be busy making icons and crafting software twenty years later, we […]

Introducing Exify

June 20, 2016

For the past year or so, I’ve had an app on my iPhone that no one else has. It has helped me become a better iPhone photographer by letting me check composition and exposure. It also remembers when and where I took a picture. It lets me grab colors out of an image and even […]

You have a great idea for an app that may be a unique twist on existing software or perhaps just building a better mobile mousetrap. One thing’s for sure – there’s nothing like it in the App Store but you wish there were. Where to begin? Everyday I talk to people that have really interesting […]

Facebook’s popular Messenger app launched an important update today that added, among other things, an all-new, custom suite of emoji for users to enjoy. We’re gratified to have been enlisted by the Messenger team at Facebook to help make this new icon collection a reality. This monumental effort spanned months of work and included everything […]

Today’s update of Twitterrific, our popular third party Twitter client, is full of improvements and fixes that are sure to enhance your tweeting experience. Version 5.14.4 now sports a handy search field at the top of most timelines that lets you quickly search for terms and tweets in no time flat. It also corrects several […]