How to Create Icons for Your Android App

You’ve finished your great new app, it runs smoothly and you can’t wait to tell everyone about it.

But wait, there’s something very important missing. If you are not a designer and get nightmares from staring at too many pixels, you’ve probably left working on the launch icon to the end of the process. This is perfectly fine, you wouldn’t want to waste your time if your app will never see the light of the day, right?

We are going to have a look at creating your own launch icon for Android apps and getting them ready for use. We will also have a look at some various resources which will be helpful in the creation process.


Before we begin you should check out the iconography reference guides on the Android Developers site.