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  • Scott LewisScott Lewis, almost 5 years ago

    Please let me know what you think of the article and feel free to suggest improvements. There isn't currently a lot of information available about designing icons for the Apple Watch so I'm sure there will be some corrections needed. Thanks, Scott (Iconify.it)

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    • John FlynnJohn Flynn, almost 5 years ago

      I'm a little confused by the table presentation. Are @1x assets really needed for the apps, or are you just using that to show comparative sizes? If the latter, wouldn't it be easier to use "pt" here?

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      • Scott LewisScott Lewis, almost 5 years ago

        Hi John. Honestly, I'm not sure. I don't /think/ they are needed for the app since the display is retina, but I was following Apple's Human Interface Guidelines for a lot of the information and interpreting it as best I can since nobody has the actual device yet. Once we get a watch or when I can get definitive information from someone who knows for certain I will update the article. Sorry I can't be more helpful. I think we have compiled the most comprehensive information on the subject to-date but we're still shooting blind. But again, I /think/ the @1x are for relative sizes only.

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        • John FlynnJohn Flynn, almost 5 years ago

          Don't apologize, it's a great article & resource!

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          • Scott LewisScott Lewis, almost 5 years ago

            Thanks, John. I have received some great feedback and I'm getting ready to post a minor update to the article in a few minutes. Laura Reen, who is a talented iOS developer & icon designer from Estonia has been through the Apple Watch app submission process and offered some great edits. The updates should be live shortly.

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          • Scott LewisScott Lewis, almost 5 years ago

            Hi John, the updates are live. Specifically, the two changes are:

            1. The app icons DO NOT get an alpha channel. This information changed in Apple's guidelines between the time I wrote the article and when it was published (about 3-4 days time)

            2. I added information about Apple Watch app submission guidelines and the icon image required for the app store previews. See the "Pro Tip" in the article.

            Kind Regards, Scott

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