How to make iPhone app icon without borders?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by CaptSaltyJack, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. CaptSaltyJack macrumors 6502

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    I noticed there are some apps like Yowza, 3D Camera, etc., that have no borders.. they're not in the "shiny glass box" like most app icons. How do devs do that?
     
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    Consult the iPhone App Programming Guide, Application Icon and Launch Images section.
     
  3. CaptSaltyJack thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Did some deeper digging.. that's actually not the simplest way.

    Simplest way: open up the project in Xcode, open the Info.plist file, add a new row and choose "Icon already includes gloss and bevel effects" and checkmark it (set to true). Helps to delete the "build" folder, then rebuild & go.
     
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    What's not the simplest way? Not reading the Programming Guide? :confused:

    Seems they upgraded the Info.plist to make this easier and renamed the UIPrerenderedIcon setting.
     
  5. CaptSaltyJack thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, the non simple way was to dive into the plist file in XML mode and add the UIPrerenderedIcon value. :) Much simpler to just add a new row through the UI of Xcode and check the box.. done.
     

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