The Icon's Shape the Platform

Mobile platforms. Just saying the phrase makes some people cringe due to the number of ecosystems out there. But with each ecosystem/platform comes a new UI. WPCentral has an interesting article how how close each platform’s icon size/shape really is.

Icon Shapes

It’s something you don’t really see until you line them all up. Also notice the absence of BlackBerry OS and Android. Both platforms have no standard/bounding shape for developers to use. While some people might hate the restrictions on icon shape and size I think it’s good to have when you want to really give the consumer the best UI possible.