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App Development – App Icons

App Development – App Icons

When we create mobile apps, we have to create an amazing app icon. Something catchy, something that will pop on the phone.

Remember, backgrounds are different on every phone, so you cannot assume a dark background or a light background. You need something that will look good generally over pictures. Something that stands out, but is not annoying. Something that is catchy but not too many words.

Generally, images perform better than pictures, but if you don’t have a strong brand you will most likely have to create one.

The proper app icon dimensions are as follows.

iPhone App Icon Dimensions:

Color spaceDisplay P3 (wide-gamut color), sRGB (color), or Gray Gamma 2.2 (grayscale). See Color Management.
LayersFlattened with no transparency
ResolutionVaries. See Image Size and Resolution.
ShapeSquare with no rounded corners
Device or contextIcon size
iPhone180px × 180px (60pt × 60pt @3x)
120px × 120px (60pt × 60pt @2x)
iPad Pro167px × 167px (83.5pt × 83.5pt @2x)
iPad, iPad mini152px × 152px (76pt × 76pt @2x)
App Store1024px × 1024px (1024pt × 1024pt @1x)

Android App Icon Dimensions:
Final size: 512px x 512px
Format: 32-bit PNG
Color space: sRGB
Max file size: 1024KB
Shape: Full square – Google Play dynamically handles masking. Radius will be equivalent to 20% of icon size.
Shadow: None – Google Play dynamically handles shadows.

Take a look at some cool examples.

Make it catchy, make it a symbol that people will recognize your brand for, and remember too many words won’t look good on an app icon this size.

If you want to build a mobile app, please contact us at (800) 773-1523 or email us at projects@Jarbly.com at your earliest convenience.

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