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Old 10-23-2007, 11:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm currently using a 27x27 icon for a prototype application I'm working on, and compared to the other icons in the home screen, it looks pretty ugly. I guess bigger would be better, but is there any specific (minimum) size that's recommended for application icons?

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Old 10-23-2007, 12:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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32x32 is the normal size. However, occasionally 32x32 is a little bit big.
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You can give size of icons on device via java code:

int height = HomeScreen.getPreferredIconHeight();

int width = HomeScreen.getPreferredIconWidth();


List with resolution for several models

7290 - 36X36

7250 - 36X36

7520 - 36X36

7100G - 60X56

7100R - 60X56

7100T - 58X58

7100V - 55X55

7100X - 60X56

8800 - 36X48

8100 - 36X48

8700 - 48X64

8300 - 55X64
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Wow, that's a lot of different sizes! I think I'll try using a large size and letting the system scale it down... I guess you can't really pick the truly "right" size, even if you're targeting a specific model, if the preferred height can change whenever the user switches themes.

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i always just use 32x32... saves a lot code...
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