Ben Brooks recently dismissed Outside for the iPhone as “so damned goofy.” Too goofy, in fact, to even download. This week, he praised Shine, another iPhone weather app. After ripping on the app’s icon, [1. Well deserved.] he says:
“The visual styling of the rest of the app is top notch…”
So Shine’s obviously cartoonish rainclouds are less “goofy” than Outside’s cartoonish raindrops?
Of course, these icons represent a portion of Shine’s overall aesthetic, unlike Outside which maximizes the comic book art feel. Still, they are a significant part of the app’s “top notch visual styling.”