The Breakroom

Year In Review for 2019

December 19, 2019

As we once again close out the year, and decade, here at the Iconfactory, we’d like to reflect back on all our accomplishments and look forward to the next year. Our 23rd year in business was a mix of familiar favorites and exciting new ground, as we laid foundations for making a sustainable business in […]

Patreon: One Month In

April 5, 2019

One month ago today, we launched a grand experiment to bring our fans amazing wallpapers, icons, and avatars using a brand new Patreon account. So how’s it going? It’s only been a short time, but we already feel like we’ve gotten our pixelated grooves back. We didn’t realize just how much we’ve missed creating these […]

Advertising with Ollie

January 22, 2019

When it comes to online advertising, the big question has always been: how do I get the most bang for the least bucks? If you’re a small developer with a limited budget (like we are), then you’re accustomed to carefully picking and choosing how and where to promote your product to reach the widest possible […]

Dark Mode and CSS

October 25, 2018

Your browser doesn’t support video. Download to watch it in another app. The new Dark Mode in macOS Mojave provides users with a new way to customize their desktop environment. It also presents a lot of new situations where developers need to adapt content in their apps and websites. While these changes are currently limited […]

The Darkest Time of Year

October 16, 2018

For over 20 years, we’ve been celebrating our favorite holiday on the Iconfactory home page. Yes folks, it’s that time of year again: Halloween! It all started long ago with The Great Pumpkin and we haven’t looked back. If you love this holiday as much we do, there’s a page that will give you an […]

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 […]

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 […]

Looking at the Future

April 21, 2016

At the last Apple Event, a seemingly simple thing was announced: a True Tone display on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. This device also uses a new LCD panel and sports “a color standard big enough for Hollywood.” As with most things released by Apple, there is an amazing amount of underlying technology that makes this […]

The New Favicon

November 4, 2015

The recent release of Safari 9.0 brought a great new feature: pinned tabs. These tabs are locked to the lefthand side of your tab bar and stay in place, even when you open a new window or relaunch the browser. The default behavior is to display the first letter of the site’s name on a […]

Welcome to the launch of the all-new Iconfactory blog – The Breakroom. Join us as we share our thoughts on the state of mobile and icon design, the App Store, helpful developer resources & much more!