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From Andrew Grieve <>
Subject Re: Should use only drawable folder for single application icon
Date Sat, 21 Jun 2014 15:12:04 GMT
Jan, I think the rationale here is sound. Are you interested in adding this

On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 6:03 AM, Jan Velecký <> wrote:

> 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
>    (drawable-density)
> 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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