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Android Tab Icons

Design Android apps faster and easier! The collection of Android Tab Icons offers Android developers a high-quality set of tab icons designed in strict conformance to Android Icon Design Guidelines. The icons are supplied pre-rendered in all standard resolutions. Additional vector sources are offered free of charge to accommodate generations of high-resolution displays used in modern devices running Android 2.3 and later versions. Android Tab Icons are designed to look in line with what you're likely to see in native Android apps.

Technically, there are 167 unique tab icons, each drawn in two different styles (selected and unselected). 48x48, 32x32, and 24x24-pixel versions (ldpi, mdpi, and hdpi resolutions) are included, boosting the total number of supplied images to 1002. Raster PNG and PSD formats are included. Scalable vector sources are also available in SVG, PDF, and AI formats.

Raster icons in PNG format only: $49.00 / 39.00 EUR
Raster icons in PNG and PSD formats + vector icons in AI, SVG, PDF formats: $149.00 / 129.00 EUR

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Note: These icons are drawn in according to Android Icon Design Guidelines.

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Making Tab and Menu Icons for Android OS

When designing mobile apps or drawing graphics for Android apps, one must follow certain guidelines. Using graphics made for different operating systems, especially desktop-based, is generally not a good idea. Foreign images will look weird at best, or will render your Android apps hardly recognizable at worst.

There are precise guidelines published for designing standard-compliant Android icons. Different design guidelines are published for tab icons and menu graphics.

Tab icons represent individual tabs in tabbed interface. Tab icons must be supplied in two different states: selected and unselected. It is required that tab icons are designed as simple, flat shapes as opposed to images shown in 3D or isometric projection.

Android OS and Android apps are used on a multitude of different platforms using a wide range of hardware. In connection to icon images, those platforms can have different screen sizes, screen resolutions, pixel dimensions and density. To accommodate the wide range of screens, Android developers should supply all tab icons used in their apps in at least three resolutions to be shown on low, medium, and high density screens. Resolution-wise, the outer boundaries for the three resolutions are defined as 24x24, 32x32, and 48x48 pixels. The size of the shape itself should not exceed 22x22, 28x28, and 42x42 pixels respectively. By including all three standard sizes, designers can ensure that their apps will be shown properly on a variety of platforms running the Android OS.

Menu icons are used in the "options" menu, and are displayed to users when they press the Menu button. Similar to tab icons, menu icons should be flat, greyscale images. Like tab icons, developers should not use 3D or isometric projections.

Pixel resolutions for menu icons are defined in a slightly more complex way compared to tab icons. Instead of two resolutions described for tab icons (inner shape and boundary box), the inner shape of menu icons can be smaller or larger depending on whether they are square-shaped or not. If a menu icon is square-shaped, its dimensions should be smaller than for icons with different shapes. The reason for having two different size limits is to establish a consistent visual size across the two icon types.

The outer dimensions for low, medium, and high resolution icons are described as 36x36, 48x48, and 72x72 pixels respectively. Inner shapes for square, low-definition icons should be 22x22 pixels, while non-square icons should fit into a boundary box sized 24x24 pixels. Similarly, mdpi icons should fit 30x30 and 32x32 pixel boundaries, while high-definition images should fit into 44x44 and 48x48 pixel rectangles respectively.

Instead of drawing your own graphics matching these guidelines, Android developers have an option of ordering stock graphics from professional designers. As an example, Android Tab Icons by Aha-Soft offer 112 unique tab graphics in both states and all standard sizes. If an additional size is needed, developers can render graphics at any resolution by accessing scalable vector sources. Android Tab Icons can be previewed and downloaded at http://www.aha-soft.com/stock-icons/android-tab-icons.htm.




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Android Tab Icons feature:

Resolutions: low-, medium-, and high-density screens
States: selected, unselected
Raster formats: PNG, PSD
Background: transparent
Vector formats: AI, SVG, PDF
Icon quantity: 167


Android Menu Icon Guidelines Hints

1. Icons have a larger safe frame; icon content is smaller within the full asset. Final asset sizes have not changed.
2. The color palette is slightly lighter.
3. No outer glow effects are applied.
4. Tab Icons can now be rendered on either dark or light backgrounds.

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You can buy individual ready-made icons to suit your needs. Each icon is $5 when purchased individually.

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