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Tool to create the icons for an Android app


Question

I am an Android developer. Currently I am working on an Android app where I need to to create the icons even though I don't know of any tool to create the icons.

Is there good websites which can help to get the all types of icons and use them, and any best tool to create icons then generate according to screen density?

2014/08/02
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8/2/2014 2:27:00 AM

Accepted Answer

If you are looking to design your own icons, I'd recommend you go with SVG icons (Android 3.0+). I hope you are not supporting 2.3.

Anyways, having SVG icons is better than an icon font. Read here

To design SVG icons, use Illustrator. It is used for Vector designs. Photoshop is used for Raster designs (if you scale rasters to bigger size, they will start tearing or pixellating)

I'd recommend you use Illustrator, design each icon in one "artboard", and when done, Save the whole icon-set into different SVG files. Then use this tool to do all the icon generation, which you can then directly include in your html.


On the other hand, if you are OK with pre-existing icon-sets, look at FontAwesome or Glyphicons or IcoMoon

2014/08/02
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8/2/2014 5:16:00 AM