Shiny aqua icons for your iPhone January 16, 2008 10:04 AM   Subscribe

Per the iPhone webclip icon feature that came out yesterday, if you add any mefi sites to your iPhone home screen, you'll now get some fancy matching icons.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 10:04 AM (32 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Excellent. Now I need to do that for work....
posted by dw at 10:12 AM on January 16, 2008


Can you star in a black background video showing us how to do it?

"To post in MetaTalk, just press your middle finger on the screen."
posted by ALongDecember at 10:17 AM on January 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Thanks. I was waiting for one more reason to buy an iPhone.
posted by mds35 at 10:24 AM on January 16, 2008


Excellent. I need to go to AskMe and find out how to add Mefi to my home screen, now. I have it bookmarked in Safari on the iphone, of course, but I'm still learning how to use this thing!
posted by misha at 10:29 AM on January 16, 2008


Oh, duh! Thanks for the link, ALongDecember.
posted by misha at 10:33 AM on January 16, 2008


Awesome!! Ask was the first site I 'webclipped' after my update last night. I'll go re-clip and get the cool icons!!

Thanks!!
posted by pearlybob at 10:33 AM on January 16, 2008


Ok. This news has made me way too happy. I need a MeFi intervention.

But my Springboard sure is pretty!!
posted by pearlybob at 10:39 AM on January 16, 2008


That is niceness. Thanks. Much better looking than the screen grabs of twitter and google reader I have now.
posted by studentbaker at 10:52 AM on January 16, 2008


Those iPhone things are pretty snazzy.
posted by danb at 10:53 AM on January 16, 2008


Thanks for linking to the how-to.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:55 AM on January 16, 2008


Cool. But judging by that photo, not even #1 wants to go to Projects.
posted by Effigy2000 at 10:55 AM on January 16, 2008 [2 favorites]


Do I have to upgrade my firmware for this? I just jailbroke my phone before the newest release.
posted by padraigin at 10:56 AM on January 16, 2008


I'm going to cover my iPhone home screen in 57x57 boobies.
posted by popechunk at 11:00 AM on January 16, 2008


Sexay! Can't wait for a jailbreak of the new FW. Still running 1.0.2.
posted by porn in the woods at 11:05 AM on January 16, 2008


Phhht. I'll be impressed when we get a MeFi icon going on the WM5 Today screen.
/hater
posted by jmd82 at 11:51 AM on January 16, 2008


Oh, lovely! Just added them to my iPod Touch, which I lovelovelove.
posted by rtha at 11:59 AM on January 16, 2008


OK goddamn it is it "MetaFilter" like in the logo and the nav menus or "Metafilter" like in the page title? I LIKE THINGS JUST SO.
posted by nicwolff at 12:07 PM on January 16, 2008


vjarmy.com is mefi's own remy, for those interested
posted by Mikey-San at 12:20 PM on January 16, 2008


Yeah, but when are you going to support this feature for lynx?
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:28 PM on January 16, 2008


Clearly it's MetaFilter, and the page title is wrong. Bad page title!
posted by smackfu at 12:43 PM on January 16, 2008


Yeah, but when are you going to support this feature for lynx?

please file an enhancement request with the department of never-gonna-happen-lols
posted by Mikey-San at 12:55 PM on January 16, 2008


Huzzah!

I was probably one of the many that emailed the link to Matt yesterday (didn't know if it deserved a full metatalk pony post).

The cool part is, since you can actually specific on a each webpage what image to use for the thumbnail, so someday it could grab a users profile pic and use that as the badge if they were linking to their personal favorites page. etc. Of course some coder could have it put the mefi badge over their pic also.

or if you wanted to stalk a MeFi celebrity's posting history from the road.
posted by mrzarquon at 1:50 PM on January 16, 2008


please file an enhancement request with the department of never-gonna-happen-lols

I tried, but the webpage for those folks requires javascript support.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:25 PM on January 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Haha this is fab. Got iPhone today, added MeFi to Home Screen, thought "hey that looks neat..." and now I know why. Yay!
posted by ClarissaWAM at 3:09 PM on January 16, 2008


For what it's worth, this guy recommends using 158x158 for less blurry icons.
posted by danb at 6:48 PM on January 16, 2008


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posted by popechunk at 7:05 PM on January 16, 2008 [4 favorites]


Update
After further testing and with the help of my readers we've determined the sweet spot for webclip icons is 60x60 pixels. Thanks everyone!

posted by designbot at 8:00 AM on January 17, 2008


Geez, why does Apple make people experiment to find out stuff that just shoulda been documented in the first place?
posted by smackfu at 9:41 AM on January 17, 2008


It was documented. Unfortunately, it was apparently documented wrong.
posted by designbot at 10:57 AM on January 17, 2008


It happens. File a bug! :)
posted by Mikey-San at 11:17 AM on January 17, 2008


I certainly wish Apple had provided some better guidelines - the weirdness about the crop was driving me up the wall. But, I suppose it wouldn't be a truly Apple thing if it wasn't hazily specified.
posted by Remy at 5:45 PM on January 17, 2008


Way to rub Australia's lack of iPhones in. I hate you now.
posted by oxford blue at 7:27 PM on January 17, 2008


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