08-12-2010 03:18 PM
Are you referring to BlackBerry 6? On 5.0 you could not bookmark a page to the desktop.
08-12-2010 03:25 PM
Ok, that's not what I'm asking. i was asking what the equivalent to the apple-touch icon on BB is? I know it must exists because if you place the BB blog on the home screen, they are somehow specifying the icon.
08-12-2010 04:09 PM
08-12-2010 04:18 PM
Uh, no it's not. The short cut icon or whatever you want to call it, is 16x16 and the blackberry browser uses it to create a merged icon of a screenshot with the icon in the lower corner. However, the blackberry blog is overriding this behavior with a high quality image that then appears on the home screen (same behavior is iOS and Android).
08-12-2010 05:28 PM
You're right.. I was mistaken..
You can either put an icon file named apple-touch-icon.png in the root of your webserver domain, or add <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="/custom_icon.png"/> to your page.
08-12-2010 07:53 PM
Thanks! Note for others looking at this thread, the reason I ran into trouble is that apple supports a couple of different touch icons (so does android). If you don't want apple to "gloss" the icon you use rel="apple-touch-icon-precomposed". However, after you posted this info it appears that BlackBerry does support apple's touch icon, it just doesn't support apple's precompose icon. So you can do this:
This seems to do the proper thing on each platform. Having the link second for the iPhone/iPad seems to tell it to follow the precomposed directive and not gloss; and now BB is grabbing the "apple-touch-icon" (which it doesn't gloss anyway).