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From Jan Velecký <>
Subject Re: Should use only drawable folder for single application icon
Date Sat, 21 Jun 2014 10:03:06 GMT
It is a thing of a concrete developer if he place more icons in different 
dimensions or not. In iOS developing, there must be more icons, but in 
Android, there can be only one icon in "drawable" folder. My experiences 
with use of only one 128×128 px icon in Android is positive, because on all 
testing devices icon looks great. When developer will be unhappy with system
resized icon, he can put more icons with different resolutions.

I'm using CLI and I'm using only one icon. And is annoying Cordova CLI 
everytime copy icon also on drawable-hdpi, drawable-ldpi folders and on and 
on instead of only into drawable folder. But You don't realize, that this is
double bug, because this icon are in specific drawable folders, but in bad 
resolution... So benefits of this are missing.

Behaviour to be expected of (Android) CLI:

   * icon with density not specified => copy this icon into drawable folder
   * icon with density specified => copy into intended drawable folder 

Current behaviour of (Android) CLI:

   * icon with density not specified => copied this icon (and in addition 
   all icon in the same resolution) into all of drawable folders except 
   drawable folder...
   * icon with density specified => i don't tested this behaviour, I don't 
   like byrocracy, so I don't use this scenario (on Android development 
   naturally), but i think this scenario is functional

Nice day,

Jan Velecký.

I disagree about Android doing a good job. We just don't notice it because 
we happen to have stupidly high quality template icons and we mostly test on
hdpi and xhdpi devices. I'm sure if I ran this on an mdpi or ldpi device, 
the icon would be all distorted.
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