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Making Standard Tab and Menu Icons for Android Apps

When designing Android apps or designing graphics for Android apps, it is essential to conform to srict guidelines. Re-using images made for other operating systems, especially desktop-based, is not a good idea. Foreign icons will look out of place at best, or will make your Android apps hardly recognizable at worst.

Designing Standard Tab and Menu Icons for Android Apps Description: When designing Android apps or drawing graphics for mobile apps, one must conform to srict guidelines. Re-using icons designed for other operating systems, especially desktop-based, is not a good idea. Foreign images will look out of place at best, or will render your Android apps appear hardly recognizable at worst. Body: There are strict guidelines published in reference to Android icons. Different design guidelines are available for tab icons and menu graphics.

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Tab icons represent individual tabs in tabbed interface. Tab icons must be supplied in two distinct states: selected and unselected. It is recommended that tab icons are designed as simple, flat shapes as opposed to icons shown in 3D or isometric projection.

Android OS and Android apps can run on a wide range of different platforms employing a wide range of hardware. In connection to icon graphics, those platforms can have different display sizes, screen resolutions, pixel density and dimensions. To accommodate the wide range of screens, Android developers should supply all tab icons used in their apps in at least three resolutions to be displayed on low, medium, and high density displays. Pixel-wise, the outer boundaries for the three sizes are defined as 24x24, 32x32, and 48x48 pixels. The size of the shape itself should not exceed 22x22, 28x28, and 42x42 pixels respectively. By including all three standard resolutions, designers can ensure that their apps will display properly on a wide range of platforms running the Android OS.

Menu icons are drawn in the "options" menu, and are shown to users when they press the Menu button. Similar to tab icons, menu icons are specified as flat, grayscale images. Like tab icons, developers cannot use 3D or isometric projections.

Pixel resolutions for menu icons are defined in a slightly more comprehensive way as opposed to to tab icons. Instead of two sizes defined for tab graphics (inner shape and boundary box), the inner shape of menu icons can be smaller or larger depending on whether they are square-shaped or not. If a menu icon is square-shaped, its dimensions should be smaller than for icons shaped otherwise. The reason for specifying two different sizes is to establish a consistent visual weight across the two icon types.

The outer dimensions for ldpi, mdpi and hdpi icons are described as 36x36, 48x48, and 72x72 pixels respectively. Inner shapes for square, low-definition icons is 22x22 pixels, while non-square icons should fit into a boundary box sized 24x24 pixels. Similarly, mdpi icons should fit 30x30 and 32x32 pixel boundaries, while high-definition images should fit into 44x44 and 48x48 pixel boundaries respectively.

Instead of drawing your own icons conforming to these guidelines, Android developers have an option of obtaining stock images from professional designers. As an example, Android Tab Icons by Aha-Soft offer 112 unique tab graphics in selected and unselected states and all three standard resolutions. If an additional size is needed, developers can produce icons at any size by accessing scalable vector sources. Android Tab Icons can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.aha-soft.com/stock-icons/android-tab-icons.htm.

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