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JeffLemon
Posts: 440
Registered: ‎01-13-2011
My Device: Playbook

Icon?

What specs do I need to make my icon for my app? Size, resolution etc?

 

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billfoust
Posts: 382
Registered: ‎05-19-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Torch

Re: Icon?

According to some Q&A from one of the recent webcasts, they say it should be 72x72. I've seen reccomendations for 80x80 and even 90x90 too.

 

Bill

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jtegen
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10

Re: Icon?

PNG-24 looks pretty good an supports transparent backgrounds.

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JeffLemon
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Re: Icon?

Does anyone have examples of their icons? Should the edges be curved like Apple icons?

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jtegen
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Re: Icon?

There are no "rules" to the boundaries of the icons.  Mine are free standing icons with transparent backgrounds.  I've seen some that are just a box.  Others have tried to overly their icon on the "translucent cube" that is seen for some apps.

 

I personally dont know if the free style of icons are good for the device in general.  I personally like how Apple icons have a basic consistent look to them.  But without some form of template from BB, other than size, you are free to do what you like.

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peter9477
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Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10

Re: Icon?

I think everyone should just stick with the latest official recommendations, which clearly say the size should be 86x86, with the main content in a 77x77 area within that.  Other suggestions are on that same page.


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peter9477
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Registered: ‎12-08-2010
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Re: Icon?

By the way, in this post I supplied icon template files based on the recommendations.  The key one is an SVG source file created in Inkscape.  Using it you can (with a basic knowledge of Inkscape) import any bitmap and have it exported as a correctly sized (86x86) PNG that has the translucent box overlaid.  I'll update that when and if the recommendations change.  There's an EPS file export based on that, but I have no way to test how well that one works in, say, Illustrator, and haven't heard from anyone else whether it's useful.


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jtegen
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Re: Icon?

@peter:  I will try the EPS file in Illustrator tonight and will report back.

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billfoust
Posts: 382
Registered: ‎05-19-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Torch

Re: Icon?

My icon is just a box. Im no artist and so I don't even try to get cute with it. lol.

 

Bill

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Sosufi
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Registered: ‎03-01-2011
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java.lang.indexOutOfBound exception

MyApp.Bar file was created successfully but after the installing... message the packager throws

 

java.lang.indexOutOfBoundsException

 

array out of stream and various java errors in

 

com.qnx.bbt.deploy.Deploy.readPackage(Deploy.java:173),etc

 

any Help will be highly appreciated.

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