I need an iPhone app icon and logo for Tastebud. The icon should be clean, simple and fresh. It also needs to be distinctive - able to standout from other icons in the general space (social networking, messaging and utility/productivity apps).
The app itself will be fun to use and is really about sharing recommendations with TRUSTED sources - people who are relevant to you and are likely to know your tastes in movies, books, etc
Its important that users NOT confuse this for a "food" app as the name might otherwise imply. We think "Tastebud" is a fun name that is really about people's tastes in anything.
You may want to incorporate one or more of the following elements in the icon/logo (but don't necessarily have to): the concept of communication between people (i.e. a speech bubble), the letter "T", the concept of bursts of flavor (figuratively not literally) - meant to convey that there are many great recommendations to be found on this app that will delight users, a tongue (so long as the icon doesn't look imply a food app). But, feel free to be extra creative and go outside of any of these elements.
The icon/logo should convey that while Tastebud is absolutely a fun app to use, its about trust and ultimately about making life a bit easier for its users. So, the icon can't be silly or cartoonish.
Lastly, the app will appeal to a broad audience: teens - 54 year olds, but the target audience is 18 - 34.