I have developed an Android App and have chosen the icons as shown below. I am not quite sure if everyone can understand these icons and their relevance. Is there any way I can make them more relevant?

  1. Distance
  2. Weather
  3. Category of the Place
  4. Things and Activities to do.

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Changes made based on slawrence12's suggestions

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The icons in the Action Bar as follows

  1. Search
  2. Category
  3. Sort - this opens a drop downmenu which will have the options
  • hey @harsha-m-v could you just say what the app is for? For example if it is a cycling routes app, then I think the distance icon is good, but if not, I would probably change it slightly. Thanks Dec 22, 2012 at 20:43
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    Its a Weekend Getaway app. Where it will give you a list of places around a City and the basic information. This is the Place Details View
    – Harsha M V
    Dec 22, 2012 at 20:45
  • @harasha-m-v it would be good to mark this as answered, if you think it is Jan 2, 2013 at 22:38

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Comments on Original Design

My thoughts are the following:

Just to note, I really like the style of your icons. The images I have linked you to aren't nice looking icons in themselves, but they convey a better concept/form to go inside your own pretty circular designs.

I also think that categories should be moved below the activities section, as I think it has a lower priority.

Hope this is helpful for you.

Comments on 1st Ammendment

I wonder if you should also add labels for each section? In a lighter colour, and a smaller font above the content to the right of the icon.

For example I think distance needs a context of where it is calculating from. I guess it uses the 3g/wifi to estimate the user's location, and then creates the distance? So your label above the content could say 'Distance calculated from Oxford, UK'. Because there may be times when the location of the user is slightly out and it's good for a user to know the variable of this calculation.

Comments on 'Action Bar' icons

Categories: I think you should carry the categories icon through from the 'Place Information' page, maybe it would be good to reflect this along the vertical axis so that it is is in the same direction as the Search icon.....Though I do like your icon on the menu bar, maybe you should use this one on the 'place information' page.

  • have changed and added the screenshot :D thanks :D
    – Harsha M V
    Dec 22, 2012 at 21:34
  • Good Point. Right now the distance will be calculated and fixed from a particular City. This will be for my City Bangalore to get started. Once i am able to understand how i can build the dynamic API for Locations and Places then i think that would make sense. Also i forgot to upload another screenshot for icon recommendation. I need Icons for Category and Sort. i will update the screenshot in my Question
    – Harsha M V
    Dec 22, 2012 at 21:52
  • amended action bar text further Dec 22, 2012 at 22:19
  • the options are - sort list by distance, alpha
    – Harsha M V
    Dec 22, 2012 at 22:44
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    then I prefer your current icon to what I suggested :) Dec 22, 2012 at 23:04

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