General guidelines

Below are some "do and don't" guidelines to consider when creating icons for your application. By following the guidelines, you can ensure that your icons will work well with other parts of the Android platform UI and will meet the expectations of your application's users.

• Use a normal perspective. The depth of an object should be • Use open elements like text alone as icons. Instead place those realistic. elements on a base shape.

• Keep it simple! By overdoing an icon, it loses it purpose and • Use colors for your status bar notifications. Those are reserved for readability. specific phone-only functions.

• Use colors only when necessary. Mind that the base of a launcher icon should be grey and feel solid.

• Use the correct angles for the specific icon types.

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