Application icons

Designing an icon for your BlackBerry smartphone application gives you the opportunity to showcase your application to BlackBerry users. In the BlackBerry App World storefront, an icon is the first introduction that users have to your application. The icon also appears on the home screen as the way for users to open your application.

Best practices

  • Create an icon that is a 150 x 150 pixel square. This approach is the best (and easiest) way for your icon to fit in with other BlackBerry application icons.
  • If your icon uses perspective, create a focal point in the center of the square.
  • If your icon uses lighting, apply lighting that is top-down at a 70 degree angle.

Your icon is placed in a container automatically with the application name label underneath the icon.

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