iOS Dev Question

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Flipadelphia, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Flipadelphia macrumors member

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    At my job, we are working on a graphic design concept for an app we'd like to have developed.

    Do anyone know the max amount of characters allowed for a home screen icon used to launch an app?
     
  2. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

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    It depends, it will ellipses if you get it too long.

    The reason it depends is that all letters are not equally sized in the font that they use so you can fit more i's than m's
     
  3. Flipadelphia thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks. do you know what it would be measured by then?
     
  4. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    Can you not just create a web clip on the home screen and give it a name of your choosing to test it out?
     
  5. DankNugz macrumors regular

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    That's a really good idea. I suggest doing this as well.
     
  6. Flipadelphia thread starter macrumors member

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    So I save one webpage it works.

    I try another and I get ... in the middle. any ideas?


    I delete the first Icon btw
     
  8. DankNugz macrumors regular

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    The "..." is called an elipsis. That appears when the name of the app is longer than what can be shown so iOS condenses it in the middle using an elipsis.
     
  9. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    Either rename it or use a smaller type size. You can also kern the lettering to "crowd" the letters together - if you have a tech graphics program.
     
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