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We've got a few things currently on the UpLabs Market that may be of interest to you folks!

Our founder, +Pedro Peguero Jr.​, is currently selling his goods at 50% of their original price until March 4th.

Material Design Business Cards: https://material.uplabs.com/posts/material-design-business-cards

OS X Material Design Icons: https://ios.uplabs.com/posts/os-x-material-design-icons

Next, +Tom Wellington​ just released his template to quickly and effectively test Play Store banners in the different layouts the Play Store has, including the standard phone layout, and a 7in and 10in tablet layout as well. This works with Figma and Sketch.

Android Play Store Banner Template: https://www.uplabs.com/posts/android-play-store-banner-template

If you enjoy any of our work, a share would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Moonshine has officially been updated!

Check out what's new in the Play Store link below!
Moonshine Finally gets an update! Thanks to +Aidan Follestad & crew for the dashboard. Thanks again to +Valiant Pixels Just the beginning. More updates en route!

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ICYMI #Moonshine is under new management. Read more about it below:
A New Chapter For Moonshine

Back in April of 2014, a friend of mine and I decided to publish our very first icon pack on Google Play. During this time, the leaks about Google redesigning their product icons was a hot topic over many Android media outlets, and I decided this was the perfect time to hit the market and give what people wanted in Google Play format. We published Moonshine (Preview) on Google Play on April 17th, 2014. One accidently deleted keystore later, we re-published Moonshine and decided to work on it as our primary icon pack due to high popularity and feedback. 15 months of updates, redesigns, and collaborations later (shoutout to +Aidan Follestad​ and +Alessandro Eppacher​), Moonshine came to a halt on July 19th, 2015 with Moonshine 2.2 being the latest update published by Valiant Pixels

Today is October 13th, 2016. Almost 15 months of complete silence from us in regards to a definite time frame/date as to when a new update will drop. Deadlines were missed, talks among my friends and I of updating the pack came and went, and nothing solid ever made it to production. On top of that, school and work interfered with any free time I really had, and to be honest, I eventually just got tired of maintaining Moonshine. It didn’t appeal to me anymore, and what began as a free icon pack that I would work on for fun, turned into a chore. I had a fairly large user base (in comparison to other icon packs) to look after, and when you see installs and ratings per day increase at such a rapid pace, you begin to think to yourself that this would have to be more than a hobby. I had followers and people genuinely interested in my work and it felt like a job, except I wasn’t working for anyone other than myself since Moonshine was, and still is free.

I lacked the motivation to continue working on it, and with Moonshine becoming open source, I left it up to the hands of others to see what they can do with it as I unofficially retired production. Open sourcing didn’t turn out to be as creatively successful as I thought it would be in the long run and I blame that on the lack of communication between Valiant Pixels and our users. With no signs of life for the pack, it made sense as to why Moonshine fell off the radar for many. I came to the realization that I was sitting on a dormant, outdated icon pack that I had no interest to continue working on.

However, with that being said Moonshine isn’t going anywhere. In fact, today marks a brand new chapter for Moonshine.

I would like to announce that Moonshine is officially under new ownership/management. +Nate Wren​, a Graphic Designer as well as an active icon pack developer on Google Play, will be taking care of Moonshine under his own product portfolio moving forward. Nate is excited to bring this icon pack back to life, and would like to give you all a few words in regards to his initial plans for Moonshine:

“Big thanks to the Valiant Pixels Team for the opportunity to continue development on Moonshine! I'm looking forward to working on this already stellar icon pack. Look out for updates that bring old icons up to date as well as the addition of plenty of new icons.”

For more info on updates or to reach out to Nate, you can follow him on his social media profiles below:

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+natewren
Twitter: https://twitter.com/natewren

You can also check out his Google Play Developer page here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=6399517168361664751

Now, letting go of Moonshine wasn’t easy, but we felt like it was the best option to make you, the users, happy. Instead of holding onto it with no active plans of development, we decided it was in our best interest to transfer ownership to somebody who is still active and passionate about the icon scene. Just like other active icon pack developers, Nate looks after his packs as if it is his own children, so expect Moonshine to be in good hands moving forward.

This not only marks a new chapter for Moonshine, but for Valiant Pixels as well. With Moonshine now being taken care of by an active developer, we can now begin rebranding as well as planning out a roadmap for the future of Valiant Pixels. We will be sure to let you all know the direction VP is heading in by this quarter, as well as what we have in mind for 2017 and beyond.

You can download Moonshine from Google Play here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nexbit.icons.moonshine&hl=en


Tags: #Moonshine

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A New Chapter For Moonshine

Back in April of 2014, a friend of mine and I decided to publish our very first icon pack on Google Play. During this time, the leaks about Google redesigning their product icons was a hot topic over many Android media outlets, and I decided this was the perfect time to hit the market and give what people wanted in Google Play format. We published Moonshine (Preview) on Google Play on April 17th, 2014. One accidently deleted keystore later, we re-published Moonshine and decided to work on it as our primary icon pack due to high popularity and feedback. 15 months of updates, redesigns, and collaborations later (shoutout to +Aidan Follestad​ and +Alessandro Eppacher​), Moonshine came to a halt on July 19th, 2015 with Moonshine 2.2 being the latest update published by Valiant Pixels

Today is October 13th, 2016. Almost 15 months of complete silence from us in regards to a definite time frame/date as to when a new update will drop. Deadlines were missed, talks among my friends and I of updating the pack came and went, and nothing solid ever made it to production. On top of that, school and work interfered with any free time I really had, and to be honest, I eventually just got tired of maintaining Moonshine. It didn’t appeal to me anymore, and what began as a free icon pack that I would work on for fun, turned into a chore. I had a fairly large user base (in comparison to other icon packs) to look after, and when you see installs and ratings per day increase at such a rapid pace, you begin to think to yourself that this would have to be more than a hobby. I had followers and people genuinely interested in my work and it felt like a job, except I wasn’t working for anyone other than myself since Moonshine was, and still is free.

I lacked the motivation to continue working on it, and with Moonshine becoming open source, I left it up to the hands of others to see what they can do with it as I unofficially retired production. Open sourcing didn’t turn out to be as creatively successful as I thought it would be in the long run and I blame that on the lack of communication between Valiant Pixels and our users. With no signs of life for the pack, it made sense as to why Moonshine fell off the radar for many. I came to the realization that I was sitting on a dormant, outdated icon pack that I had no interest to continue working on.

However, with that being said Moonshine isn’t going anywhere. In fact, today marks a brand new chapter for Moonshine.

I would like to announce that Moonshine is officially under new ownership/management. +Nate Wren​, a Graphic Designer as well as an active icon pack developer on Google Play, will be taking care of Moonshine under his own product portfolio moving forward. Nate is excited to bring this icon pack back to life, and would like to give you all a few words in regards to his initial plans for Moonshine:

“Big thanks to the Valiant Pixels Team for the opportunity to continue development on Moonshine! I'm looking forward to working on this already stellar icon pack. Look out for updates that bring old icons up to date as well as the addition of plenty of new icons.”

For more info on updates or to reach out to Nate, you can follow him on his social media profiles below:

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+natewren
Twitter: https://twitter.com/natewren

You can also check out his Google Play Developer page here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=6399517168361664751

Now, letting go of Moonshine wasn’t easy, but we felt like it was the best option to make you, the users, happy. Instead of holding onto it with no active plans of development, we decided it was in our best interest to transfer ownership to somebody who is still active and passionate about the icon scene. Just like other active icon pack developers, Nate looks after his packs as if it is his own children, so expect Moonshine to be in good hands moving forward.

This not only marks a new chapter for Moonshine, but for Valiant Pixels as well. With Moonshine now being taken care of by an active developer, we can now begin rebranding as well as planning out a roadmap for the future of Valiant Pixels. We will be sure to let you all know the direction VP is heading in by this quarter, as well as what we have in mind for 2017 and beyond.

You can download Moonshine from Google Play here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nexbit.icons.moonshine&hl=en


Tags: #Moonshine

October 13th, 2016 @ 10:00 A.M. EST

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KMZ 3.0 - The Revenant Update! [ANNOUNCEMENT POST]

Get it here: [ http://tiny.cc/getkmz ]
Join our community here: [ http://tiny.cc/kmzgroup ]

Alright, alright, boys and girls. It's here. KMZ is getting its first update after a long hiatus. Here are some of the important things you need to know:

CHANGELOG:
• Now KMZ has more than 1230 themed icons! This release contains over 300 new additions!
• A lot of new color variants were added to help you customize your screen to your tastes. 94 of them, actually.
• Over 20 old icons that were officially updated while KMZ was in hiatus are now properly changed in KMZ as well.
• New dashboard design!
• New request UI.
• New easter eggs!

UPDATES GOING FORWARD:
KMZ will now have monthly updates. If you need to know why this change is happening, please refer to the bottom of this post! Thank you.

CORE CHANGES TO THE APP
• Minimum API set to 17 instead of 16. If you have a device that is running 4.1 or older, you will not receive this update. I'm sorry to those involved, but there is nothing I can do at the moment. If you need to know why this change is happening, please refer to the bottom of this post as well. Thank you.

FAQ:

Why are you changing the API level?
It's part of the new dashboard. It supports only 4.2+. It's currently outside of my control. I hope you understand.

Why are you now adopting monthly updates?
KMZ and other projects have been taking up a lot of my time, and I've been putting off real-life obligations to work on all of them at once. This, as you may expect, is extremely taxing, and I've been doing this full time for the past few months. By doing monthly updates, it allows me to start studying for my college admission test, which is something that is extremely important. I really hope you understand and respect my decision on this one.

Why was KMZ dead for so long?
Early 2016, my hard drive crashed. As a result of that, I've lost all files related to the old KMZ app that was previously available in the Play Store - the 2.2 update. Having to restart the app from scratch was a really discouraging prospect, but I eventually decided to restore it because I saw people were genuinely interested in the icon pack, still. And I really appreciate that.

Are you really a seal?
This question is offensive to me and my seal mates.

I hope you enjoy the update. It's been so long. But 3.0 is here.
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The Valiant Pixels team would like to wish +Aidan Follestad a happy birthday! Aidan has been a big help during the early stages of VP, as well as being the mastermind behind Moonshines current dashboard. We look forward to working with him in the future when we integrate Polar Dashboard into Moonshines next update coming later this year!

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Do you still use the Moonshine icon pack?
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Yes! It is part of my homescreen routine
9%
Yes, but only occasionally
8%
No, but I still have it installed
24%
No, but I will install if updated
38%
Uninstalled a long time ago

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