I am looking for a new app icon. My app, Food Files, is already available on the App Store and receiving positive reviews, but its icon lets it down.
The app is designed to help people save their favorite recipes, and then quickly turn a recipe into a shopping list. Over time, the shopping list element might become less significant and the App may focus more on storing/sharing recipes. So anything that draws on the checklist metaphor or similar would have to be really nice, since its life might be limited (but hey, if the icon's the right fit for the current product, I can always come back for another one in 12 months...). A safer approach might be something more generic that communicates the idea of cooking great/challenging recipes with fresh ingredients. My target audience is interested in cooking new and exciting things, but also has a few classic dishes they make frequently.
One element of the existing icon (attached) that I like is the direct representation of the app UI - some connection between the two would be good, but again, it's not essential. I am more interested in a well executed, eye-catching and professional-looking icon than anything else. If your idea is some gorgeous rendering of an ingredient, then that would suffice.
Please consider downloading the app from the App Store (it's free) and spending a few minutes testing it out for an idea of the aesthetic and design.