A debate about Google and Apple’s hamburger emojis took over the internet this weekend, therefore we decided to shed light on the metaphors underlining the issue.
In a Tweet on Sunday, Thomas Baekdal, Founder of the Baekdal Media, realized the differences of the design elements between the hamburger icons of Google and Apple. The topic is more about the placement of the cheese, which ignites the whole conversation. His main point is to discuss the best way to place the excellent hamburger.
I think we need to have a discussion about how Google’s burger emoji is placing the cheese underneath the burger, while Apple puts it on top pic.twitter.com/PgXmCkY3Yc
— Thomas Baekdal (@baekdal) October 28, 2017
The order says it all. Apple’s hamburger has a slice of tomato at the top, followed by cheese, the lettuce then the lower bun. Google’s burger emoji is quite different with lettuce at the top, then the tomato, the cheese and finally the lower bun. Then logic is, when the lettuce is placed over the lower bun, it protects the bread from getting soggy. So the placement becomes important at this point.
Before long, Baekdal’s tweet had gone viral and sparked a debate about the correct way to build a burger.
So, Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, saw the topic and made a public announcement – promising that Google would “drop everything else we are doing and address on Monday.”
Will drop everything else we are doing and address on Monday:) if folks can agree on the correct way to do this! https://t.co/dXRuZnX1Ag
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) October 29, 2017
Apple shot to fame with their vision of design, rounded kerbs, matching colours and simplicity, but they’re also aware that every single design material counts on the world wide web. Look through Emojipedia and see how the other hamburgers were built. However, it’s visible that Google is eager to change the burger, we’re already curious about the updated version!
This ‘iconic’ worldwide debate teaches us the importance of digital media. Things that you don’t think anybody will notice, do get noticed.