We are looking for a logo that we can use as text and as an icon – that are both recognizable stand alone (think Facebook, Apple, Twitter – you don't need to have the name with the image to know these brands.)
Would like there to be obvious symbolism as to what we do (Crowd-Sourced Public WiFi Directory Application)
We are looking to trademark the logo. For this we need an icon/ symbol that is more than just clever manipulation to text.
**** In addition to the logo, we may also make competitions for the app design and the web site. It will depend on our experience with 99designs.com
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Some of the submitted designs have given us some ideas as to how the logo can be used. Here is some more input.
In the app, we are calculating a "Trust index" for each hotspot being fingerprinted. We struggled with how to visualize this index. From some proposals we got the idea to use the “LOGO Element" represented in different colors to indicate the actual status. There will be 3-4 status levels : From ALL OK to ALL BAD and 1 or 2 in between. So we would also like to see proposals for how the logo element could be used in that fashion.