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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 […]

October has arrived and with it comes our favorite holiday of the year – Halloween! We’ve been celebrating All Hallow’s Eve around these parts for as long as we can remember and this year we’re unearthing a new crop of spooky sticker packs for iMessage. With hundreds of frightful graphics plus iPhone wallpapers, these terrific […]

Last month we partnered with Twitter to publish an update to their Twemoji suite that covers a new set of expanded occupational and gender-based emoji. These additions were first suggested by Google to Unicode back in May of 2016 and since then they have been on track to be released with the official Emoji 4.0 […]

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 […]

Twitter has published an update to their custom suite of emoji – Twemoji – that covers over 70 new icons from the Unicode 9.0 specification. The Iconfactory was pleased to once again help Twitter bring these new additions to the social networking service. The update covers a wide range of subjects including an expanded set […]

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 […]

Over the past few years the popularity of emoji has steadily grown. Heck, you can even send your sweetheart a kissy face emoji pillow as a gift! Over a year ago, we were pleased to be able to contribute to the ever-growing popularity of emoji as we helped Twitter design and develop their own unique […]

Happy Holidays and Thank You!

December 18, 2015

Incredibly, 2016 will be the 20th anniversary of the Iconfactory. Needless to say we wouldn’t have lasted 5 let alone 20 without all of you supporting and encouraging us to continue. Thank you!

Evolving a popular app from version 1 to version 2 is always a challenge, and so it was with the recent update of the Willow app for iOS. Willow connects users around the world via meaningful conversations, posed by simple questions. The Iconfactory was charged with updating the popular 1.0 version of Willow, modernizing both […]

Masters of the Small Canvas

September 18, 2015

A short but sweet piece by John Pavlus was posted today over at Bloomberg Business. It features some comments by our own Gedeon Maheux and our good friends and former Iconfactory pixel engineers Louie Mantia and David Lanham, as well as a few others in our field. It is a quick, interesting read about the evolution of […]