The Android app icon is visible on the home screen of your Android device. Android also refers to this icon as the launcher icon. The adaptive icon is used for devices with Android 8 and higher. On Android devices, every launcher displays app icons differently. Some launchers place the icons on square backgrounds, while others cut icons into a round shape. Adaptive icons were introduced with the intention of making all icons on a given Android device, starting with Android 8 and higher, look more consistent in terms of size and shape.
This new type of icon comes with a specified safe zone that will always be displayed to accommodate all of these varying icon types. Staffbase supports adaptive icons, ensuring your app icon will always look great on all devices and Android versions.
|Size: 1024 x 1024 px|
|File format: png|
|Resolution: 72 dpi|
|File name: AppIcon_Android-adaptive.png|
|Transparency: not allowed (must not have alpha channel)|
|Staffbase supports adaptive icons with one layer only.|
|Square, with corners|
|If your app icon uses characters: maximum 6 - 10 including spaces|
|Mind the safe zone: Place the logo within the safe zone in the middle and leave the edges free. Critical elements should be placed inside the safe zone only.|
|The background outside the safe zone can contain shadows, gradients, or patterns.|
The adaptive icon source file that you provide differs from the app icon that is displayed on the device later. On the adaptive app icon that you provide, fill the corners.
You cannot control the final shape of an adaptive icon as every launcher creates the final shape on the respective device.