iPhone application icon psd dev kit

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by zero_bit, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. zero_bit macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2005

    When I was making an iPhone application icon for my new app, I realized I could share the wealth, so I cleaned up my layers, named them, gave a few examples and posted the psd up.


    Go there for the full instructions and link to the .psd.


    The metal background is included just for fun. Obviously it can be removed. I also provide a black bg so you can make sure your icon looks good in black (likely to be the bg color it will be displayed against).
    I hope someone finds this useful!
  2. Photography macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
  3. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    unless you can put a bookmark on the home screen, why would your app need an icon since it's just a web page?
  4. Cleverboy macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2007
    Pocket Universe, nth Dimensional Complex Manifold
    Oh, one never knows.

    ~ CB
  5. zero_bit thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2005
    Yeah, I'd imagine it's going to be similar to dashboard (since the icons are nearly identical), and we'll be allowed to have icons somewhere, if not on the home screen.

    In the Keynote, Jobs mentioned "integration" with other iPhone features. I'm hoping he means more than just "Safari bookmark LOL"
  6. rainmanbk macrumors 6502


    Jan 30, 2006
    Southington, CT
    One creative way to use icons within the current limitations would be to create a site, maybe something dynamic, that would act as a launcher. It would look identical to the iPhone's home screen, obviously with the icons being what you select and pick for it to display.. I'm not sure what else to relate this too, so I'll use an example I can explain. The same way iGoogle let's you pick feeds, so would this new 'launcher site' let you drag and assign internet applications to a grid and arrange them. Could be a cool idea to develop? If anyones interested, i'll whip up a mock of the idea. Not a coder though =/
  7. aria505 macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2005
    I've built an iphone app that is used for managing your favorite iphone apps on the internet.


    It doesn't display them in a grid like the the iphone home page, but allows you to keep your favorite apps separate from your safari bookmarks. You can access a growing list of iphone apps and add them directly to your favorites list by pressing the "+" next to them. You can also add your own apps by pressing the "+" on the home page.

    You can then press "edit" and delete apps you no longer want and drag-n-drop them into the order you desire.

    There are more features that I'm going to add the the app in the future, link a rating system, an easy way to see new apps that have been added since your last visit. I just added the feature of having the full apps list separated into categories.

    I was thinking about creating an alternate view for your favorites that you could choose that would display the apps much like the home-page of the iPhone. Each app would have its own icon that I would have to create and apps that you add by hand could just have a generic icon.
  8. cdewitt macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2007
    Aria i love your app, its one of the most ready for release app manager out there right now. That being said the whole black blue thing is a little too much for me personally... a little non-apple idk just throwing that out there a simple iphone-esque layout would fit greatly
  9. pseybold macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2005
    Atlantic City, NJ & Long Island, NY
    i cant wait to get an iphone and use your app. its clean crisp and amazing. thanks and keep up the good work!
  10. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
  11. i0Nic macrumors 65816

    May 17, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    That's a really great polished app, If I were able to get an iPhone next week I'd definately be using it, well done.

    I can only suggest the addition of icons somehow, maybe on the left hand side next to the app name there could be an icon, and when you add the app to favorites, the favorites view contains a grid of icons.

    Then in favorites view, if you click the icon it opens the app. However if you click and hold the icon, the name and a brief description slides out to the right or bottom.

    Just some ideas for the future, keep developing!
  12. zero_bit thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2005
  13. bdj21ya macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2006
    Thanks a lot man! I'll download these when I get home. My first app ought to be released by this weekend. Anyone know where I can host for free?
  14. mkrivanek macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2007
    Wow, very nice and polished. I do have to say yours are by far the most polished I've seen yet.

    I've done some similar ones in an app manager that I'm working on, LaunchPad - www.launchpadhq.com. I've got a couple different versions of the button, some formatted for dark backgrounds and some light.

    I saved a couple different versions of the buttons and their shadows/emboss and such without the actual button's contents.

    Then, I save them out to PNGs and overlay them over the top of any 60x60 image. So, essentially, it takes a square image/logo and transforms it into an iPhone button on the fly. I really love Safari's support of PNGs and their lovely transparencies.

    Congrats again. Keep the good work coming. If I get a chance, I'll clean up my files as well and post em!

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