EOS icons: The journey from Idea to Product Hunt Launch

In the beginning

EOS icons started as a small set of icons made for some of openSUSE products to cover very specific UIs in a very specific industry: Linux and the open source.
There was no doubt from the beginning that we would release these icons under an MIT license, after all, it was open and for the open.

Surely you think, they are just icons! Where is all the fuzz?

Let me point out some differentiators that make EOS icons the right choice if you look for Enterprise-grade UIs:

  • Pixel perfect: Our icons are built using strictly detailed design processes where not even 1 pixel is off the grid.
  • Reviewed the same way we review our code: EOS icons are reviewed pixel by pixel. We make sure we don’t add any unnecessary exceptions to our rules before approving a new icon into the repository.
  • User Experience, our top priority: We make sure there is no duplication of graphical concepts. EOS icons is not just a pretty graphics stock. User Experience is at the core of our processes: our icons solve specific needs, we want products using EOS icons to deliver consistent experiences to their users. You will not find EOS icons to be another library of icons where you type “screen” and you get 10000 different screen designs (we are not flaticons, and we do not intend to compete with them). We ensure that your applications use icons in a consistent manner. Your users’ experiences matter to us!
  • Hi-tech icons: You will find all of the standard icons for hamburger menus, home, arrows, etc, but the main difference in EOS icons is that we focus on creating icons for particular IT industries: Artificial Intelligence/Machine learning, Containers and Virtualization software, Infrastructure, Software development, SaaS, among others.

Hours and hours of development behind it

EOS icons has a lot of engineering behind, too. Our process is fully automated, from tests to DevOps, to delivery.

Reaching maturity to launch on Product Hunt

I didn’t introduce myself. How rude!. My name is Cynthia, and I founded EOS icons. I act as a product manager within the EOS UX/UI Solutions community (not usual in open source to have someone managing a roadmap but I’ll talk more about that in another post).

Lessons learned

We launched “quietly” multiple times. Promoting on a smaller scale on Twitter, internal mailing lists, reaching out to open source projects, etc. Early adopters help you polish your roadmap, never underestimate the power of reaching out and validating your idea in every stage.

Links

Visit EOS icons: https://eos-icons.com/

Tags in this post

ligature icons, open source icons, animated icons, ai icons, artificial intelligence icons, virtualization icon, cloud computing icon, virtual reality icon, kubernetes icons, software icons

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Cynthia Sanchez

Cynthia Sanchez

Product Owner and technical lead at SUSE. A passionate entrepreneur and creative looking for ways to improve individuals life.