Recently, I had the opportunity to test out developer Vishal Kashi’s Lunar UI icon pack, available for Android devices. There are over 730 icons available for use and 9 cloud-based high resolution wallpapers that compliment Lunar UI perfectly. If you’re running Holo Launcher, Go Launcher, Nova Launcher, Aviate Launcher, or Smart Launcher, you’re ready to go.
Of the icons that are completed, most look particularly distinct and interesting, and all of them are totally different than what we usually see out of icon packs. Colors are flat and icons are minimal. The Facebook icon, for example, is a white “F” floating above white clouds against a sort of salmon-colored background. Popular Reddit app reddit is fun is comprised of the white outline of the reddit is fun symbol against a deep cornflower blue background. I really like the difference in colors; the time has clearly been taken to make each of the completed icons unique and, in many cases, representative of the apps they represent. It’s a really nice touch.
Lunar UI has a number of the most commonly used and system icons completed. However, some of the most often used Google apps, like YouTube, Keep, and Google+ Photos, do not yet have icons. Lunar UI is relatively new, so I expect a lot of these missing icons to be fulfilled relatively soon.
There’s also a bit of inconsistency between various icon styles. The Facebook icon is stylistically much different than the Google+ icon, and the Netflix icon is unlike anything else in the icon pack. I sense that as development continues on Lunar UI, a clearer path will be chosen for the general style guidelines.
In the end, though, Lunar UI has a great start. It’s got really nice looking icons, all of which I find pleasing as I prefer minimalist icon packs. If there’s something missing, users can always request new icons through the app’s user interface. There are also regular weekly updates, which I’m a huge fan of. Overall, I get the impression that this is going to be a really stellar icon pack when it’s matured. As the developer continues to add additional icons, I’ll watch further updates with great interest!
You can pick up Lunar UI Icon Pack at the Google Play Store for $1.49 USD. Be sure to Circle developer Vishal Kashi on Google+ and rate his icon pack on the Play Store if you like it. You can also watch the video review by Stephen Yeun over at AndroidSPIN!
So, what do you think of Lunar UI? Let us know in the comment section below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter!
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