Monday, October 24, 2011

Android Asset Studio

A lot of Android developers don't have designers working with them to make their apps look as great as they're built. Following the Android User Interface Guidelines is important to make an app feel like it fits in naturally with the rest of the OS. A great tool to help with this is the Android Asset Studio.

Asset Studio takes basic vector shapes, clip art, and so on and makes icon resources that follow the guidelines. It works pretty well and is being actively developed by Google engineers.

It supports Launcher, Menu, Action Bar, Tab and Notification icons as well as placing screenshots into phone frames.

Asset Studio - Launcher Icon Generator
UPDATE: Some of these features made their way into the Android Eclipse plugin. The web app still have more features in it though. You can access it by right clicking your project in the Package Explorer view's and selecting New -> Other. Then drill down to Android Icon Set. 

1 comment:

  1. This is not available in Eclipe's Android Plugin :) Right click new -> android icon same screen u'll get inside eclipse.