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Chronus

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Iconography

Introduction

Chronus is an Android app that displays a clock widget on your homescreen, while supporting multiple 3rd party plugins for advanced functionality. These can include RSS feeds, inbox email counts, reminders, calendar appointments and more.

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Icon iterations

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Adaptive icon (Android 8.0+)

Android 8.0 (Oreo) introduces Adaptive Icons, a feature that clips app icons to OEM-specific masks to maintain consistency across the operation system. In order to adhere to the guidelines and allow for motion effects, Chronus' icon consisted of these two layers.

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The icon was designed to make use of motion effects. The unconventional structure and the several cutouts and patches were intentionally put there to create a unique parallax effect where the background shape exists only within the boundaries of the clock pointers.

Tap or hover on the icon below to see the effect in action.