Use of Monday.com logo and branding in external pages

Hi!
For the App Challenge, we created an app that loads an external webpage during the process. Are we allowed to brand this page with Monday.com look and feel (logo, font, etc.)?

Heyyyy @jeromeskiply :wave:

That is a great question! This is something I’ll have to check back with our team just to be sure :slight_smile: As soon as I’ll have an update, I’ll let you know.

Edit: Actually, on second thought, I would really love a bit more detail to your question here, as I’m sure that would make answering your specific need more of a precise process for us. Could you please elaborate exactly what you’d like to achieve, and I’ll take it from there?

I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon! :slight_smile:

-Alex

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Thanks @AlexSavchuk,
I had a conversation with @dipro today regarding this. Basically, we agreed that we will use Monday.com design system, but not Monday.com logo.

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@jeromeskiply thanks so much for sharing that here! That will help other users with the same question find their answer without having to ask :slight_smile: Nice one!

-Alex

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Perfect @AlexSavchuk. My understanding is that the most important point is that there should be no possible confusion between our services and Monday.com, ie nobody should think that we are afiliates in any way.

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@AlexSavchuk what about using the Monday loading gifs in a dashboard widget?
Thinking of the ubiquitous bouncing “M”.

Hey @anderslyman,

That’s an awesome question!

I believe the same logic would apply. Since the app is built on your end, I would recommend introducing your own loading animation as well in order to avoid confusion for our users - that way, they’d know for sure that the app is built by your team. :slight_smile:

Does that make sense?

-Alex

@AlexSavchuk

Absolutely!
Also, kinda… maybe. No?
Haha, I don’t mean to be disingenuous but myself, and possibly others, will need help navigating things because one of the stated goals of the hackathon is:

“The user experience your app provides, the UI/UX quality, following the monday.com design system and ‘monday like’ app - how much your app feels like a monday product.”

So it sounds like there’s a line between “feeling like a Monday product” and “feeling exactly like a Monday product”.

I’m… unclear how to navigate that line, but I can certainly swap out the loading gif, and I’ll happily work through anything else that’s “too much like Monday.com” (or whatever the criteria/line is), if something else comes up during review of the app.

Sorry for the novel… In short, happy to comply, but maybe not totally sure how. :sweat_smile:

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@anderslyman

Thank you for providing further context to what your thought process here is! I appreciate it, and I’d rather read a community-written novel like this than a 6-word story when it comes to building apps, if that makes sense :slight_smile:

I’ll double-check on this with the team just to make sure here, but from my understanding, the loading GIF would make more sense to make your own to avoid the app being perceived as built by our team. We wouldn’t want to take credit for your hard work, and in my opinion, seeing the monday.com logo on a 3rd-party app might be a little counter-intuitive for users that might end up getting issues with using the app - who should they reach out to?

I’d say the branding should be made with our design guidelines and overall look of the platform in spirit, but not to be a carbon-copy. Do you think that approach makes sense to apply?

-Alex

@AlexSavchuk

Let me restate it and see if it makes sense to you.

  • In terms of UI, matching Monday as close as possible is great, and encouraged.
  • In terms of branding, which includes the logo and loading animations (which I didn’t realize was considered branding, but does make sense since it’s the “M”), use our own.
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@anderslyman

Yes, that sounds perfect to me! Thank you for making an effort to ensure we’re aligned and on the same page here :slight_smile:

-Alex

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