update: we’re open to criticism and disagreement. but we can’t accept insults and agressivity. so we’re removing inappropriate comments and moderating the post. You can express whatever you want but be respectful.
2 days ago Amazon announced the Kindle Fire: a new reader with apps. We followed the announcement on Twitter, but this is only a few moments later that we were surprised to discover the Kindle Fire logo.
Yes, it looks exactly like our own logo *appsfire*. See below. Judge by yourself.
So, ok. We’re a small startup with “only” 3 million users and some PR coverage all around the world. But we still feel that something is wrong there. From the font type to the colour code and even clear/dark backrground combination..
Believe us… we really don’t have the time to mess around with minor issues -we’re too busy right now- but we love our logo and we want it to be unique enough.
We do not have the same *fire*power as Amazon (pun intended), but we did make sure not to infringe on anyone’s property when we designed our logo
We re not the first service called XXXFire. MediaFire and others where there before us, and many after. The probability to have a logo so resembling in a related space is so small…And obviously Kindle does not need our logo to be a successful product.
At this point we don’t know how this could have happened. Chance? Did we upset Amazon with our post on their Appstore? We’re planning to reach out to Amazon to hear what they have to say about it [unless they reach out before]….and we’ll let you know what else we find out.
Let us know in comments your thought. And if you don’t believe us download our apps to verify…