Our UX team has decided to start using icon fonts for more and more mobile design, but some of the designs have been waiting for development before that ultimate decision was made. We purchased some icon webfonts to begin designing with - some matched the same vector sets we bought to use previously - but for now there were still some custom vector icons I had made to fit our needs beforehand and this will still need to happen moving forward. Working on a k-12 mobile solution team that designs enterprise products, our icon needs are specific yet vast. It’s pretty much impossible for a purchased set albeit beautifully designed and well thought out to cover EVERYTHING we need at once, although we would certainly be open to that if it existed with the proper licensing. I’m so glad there aren’t so many fluffy icon designs anymore, or I'd be spending all of my time designing new colorful pixel-perfect icons as we need them instead of focusing on the bigger picture. Dealing with our basic flat look of glyphs makes it much easier to create icons for pretty much everything we need and make them look good.
So, I went to work searching for a tool to generate a font file out of vector icons and found Iconmoon.io's Font Tool! It’s super simple to use and was the perfect solution for our mobile developers to simply update each time I add or update it with icons that are custom for our project only. Slick-loading and device agnostic beauty from our icons, with less “fluff” in the font that we’d never use.
Iconmoon.io offers custom built, crisp icons "done right". From their app with 4600+ free vector icons library, generation of css sprites and even basic glyph editing, they are worth checking out if you're into UI design. They also sell icon packs, and if you go premium you get a many more services like cloud syncing, easy updating and trustworthy Amazon Web Service powering.