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The Business of Android Apps Development: Making and Marketing Apps That Succeed by Mark Rollins

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Uploading the Icon and Background for Your Android Application

By now, you should have decided what type of icon you want, as well as the background for your application. These are important elements of your style, which I discussed in Chapter 3.

You will notice that the drawable folder in the res folder of Package Explorer has three folders: hdpi, mdpi, and ldpi. You will also notice that each of them has a file of the same name, icon.png. icon.png is set up for different types of bitmap images. These are the required measurements for the icon and background, in pixels:

  • hdpi is for high-density DPI screen images. The icon must be 72×72 pixels, and the background must be 800×480 pixels.
  • mdpi is for medium-density DPI screen images. The icon ...

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