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    SDK newbie, bare with me pls.

    Ok, after looking through some app files I see that many of the apps are distributed with a square (non Apple style (rounded)) icon. However after installing the app a nice rounded iPhone conforming icon is created.

    What is formatting the icon? iTunes? Is there something in 2.0 that has that ability?

    Can I use the SDK to easily create conforming icons?
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    The icon format is plain png (60 x 60)

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    I think he's asking what is making icons of the apps from the Appstore round and glossy.

    The icon files in the .app folder of many of the apps are just square images without any gloss and round edges.

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    The SDK automatically formats your icon with the gloss and rounded edges for you unless stated otherwise.

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    Also, its 57x57 for the icon. Apple reject it when submitted to appstore if its not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasus21 View Post
    I think he's asking what is making icons of the apps from the Appstore round and glossy.

    The icon files in the .app folder of many of the apps are just square images without any gloss and round edges.
    Yep, that's exactly what I was asking.

    I wish there was a simple app that could do that for you... you know, throw in a picture and out comes an icon.
    Last edited by jasonsmith; 08-06-2008 at 02:37 AM.
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    There are few keys in Info.plist of the app, which have directions of image display by UI.

    U can use your own image, and it will not be rendered by UI, in this case it must be 59x60 pixels, or u can use square 57x57 pixels image instead and let the UI render it. In that case 3 steps will be done by UI on it:

    AppIconMask[.png]
    AppIconOverlay[.png]
    AppIconShadow[.png]

    This resources are in the artwork of iphoneos, they can be overrided with latest version of WinterBoard.

    The swith of action is in Info.plist of the app:

    UIPrerenderedIcon [boolean] true|false

    Code:
    	<key>UIPrerenderedIcon</key>
    	<true/>

 

 

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