Proposed Icon for Android Gospel Library

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Proposed Icon for Android Gospel Library

Postby swliddle » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:17 pm

I saw the icon with the round background, no desktop, no book. It doesn't seem to match the Android look and feel. Maybe if we shaded the sphere behind the angel Moroni and added a Android-style border and shadow that could work well. But I don't have the higher-res angel to work with and try it out.

Take a look at the attached icons and see what you think. I've taken the original icon, cropped it, rounded the corners, and put a solid single-pixel border at the edge, and added the shadow as specified in the Icon Design Guidelines, Android 2.0 (it's pretty specific about shading -- the original icon does a good job at shading the book in a reasonably Android-compliant way).

I think this version works pretty well, but I'd like to hear your thoughts. There is some benefit to having elements of consistency across the Mobile Gospel Library family too.
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Postby swliddle » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:36 pm

Here's a round icon to compare with. I extracted Moroni from Default.png in the iPhone project. The blue in this icon comes from Android's recommended palette (3366cc). This also has the Android-standard lighting/shading and drop shadow.
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Postby jackcholt » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:08 am

It feels like the first post in this thread is in response to something someone said about a proposed icon that has a sphere behind the angel. Am I missing something? I like the rounded rectangle more than your version of the sphere.

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Postby swliddle » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:59 am

jackcholt wrote:It feels like the first post in this thread is in response to something someone said about a proposed icon that has a sphere behind the angel. Am I missing something? I like the rounded rectangle more than your version of the sphere.


Yes, I was reacting to the gl_icon_36_no_book.png that was added to the res/drawable folder. I committed a copy of the rounded-rectangle icons (which I also happen to like better) in the graphics folder. If we agree that this is the icon to use, we should move them into the drawable folder and set the manifest to use them. BTW, I think 1.5 should use a 48-pixel icon by default, not 36.

Also, I suggest we delete unused graphics from drawable folder.

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Postby jackcholt » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:30 am

I have replaced the graphics and deleted the round one. The round one didn't seem true enough to the graphic we got from the church or the Android standards.


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