the local app-development-firm massmatics asked me to create the icon for their learning-app ‘Massmatics’. the app is intended to help students and pupils learn math by offering several extension packs taylormade for the specific subjects.
their initial idea was to have a big (3d) ‘M’ in the icon. in process however, we chose a more fun approach by showing ‘pi’ being hit by a demolition ball. ‘pi’ symbolizes the pain of learning math while the demolition ball is the comic (fun) way to get rid of a problem.
when apple announced ios7 in 2013 i decided to take some time to do a little ios7-redesign to make the icon fit in better with the new ui.