App Store Icon Without Gloss?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Darkroom, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Darkroom Guest

    Darkroom

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    on the app store i've noticed that some apps have the gloss while some do not. when submitting an app, there doesn't seem to be a way to tell apple that the 512x512 app store icon is pre-rendered and not to add gloss.

    my icon is pre-rendered in the binary, but how is apple suppose to know that the app store icon is also be pre-rendered? there are complaints i've been reading where developers' icons are pre-rendered for their app, but their app store listing shows a rendered icon. is it just dumb luck?
     
  2. dejo Moderator

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    Have any examples of apps that have a pre-rendered icon on their app page on the App Store?
     
  3. jeremyapp macrumors newbie

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    As far as I understand, you can add this to your plist file:

    <key>UIPrerenderedIcon</key>
    <true/>

    That should take care of the app icon and the itunes icon.
     
  4. Darkroom thread starter Guest

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    here's one, and another one... there are lots!
     
  5. dejo Moderator

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    Ah, I thought you were saying they (being the larger icon) were showing rendered in the App Store whereas their smaller counterparts were pre-rendered. I guess I'm asking: Do you have any examples of where these are different?

    Yup, that should do it.
     
  6. Darkroom thread starter Guest

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    i've read in one case that the person had this in their info.plist file (since SDK 3.1 it's now actually a key/value bool called "Icon already includes gloss and bevel effects") but it still wasn't showing up correctly on the app store page. they later found that their original upload was a 512x512 .tiff @300ppi. apparently it was fixed when the developer reuploaded a 512x512 .jpg @72ppi... although it states clearly in iTunes Connect that the app store icon should be screen resolution (72ppi), so i'm not sure why that developer uploaded an image with print res.
     

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