I need a new background and four icons for one of my already existing
Sudoku apps for Android:
- The icons exist in two states (normal and pressed) and I need them
in one size only if they are square: 512×512.
- the background MUST be in black and white or gray-scale (8 bit) to
avoid memory related problems. No 24 bit images please. It comes in
portrait and landscape and it has to look good even if only parts of
it are visible since it will be cropped depending on the size of the
screen. I want both images in 2560×1600 size. The background can be a
single color or a color gradient too.
- There will be a dark and a light theme for the application (the
current version has only a light theme), so you need to create two
versions of background / icons, one for the light and one for the dark
- Please either provide a layered psd file (>= 1024×1024) or an ai
file for the icons.
The background needs to come as a lossless jpg (no compression). I'll
run tests on real devices to find a good compromise between quality
and size of the image.
I support small screens too. Besides the actual icons they also show a
navigation bar, the action bar plus the advertisement at the bottom
meaning there's not much space for the buttons. Especially in
landscape mode there's very little space for the height. Also the text
is localized meaning in different languages. If the text is part of
the graphics you need to consider that it has to be added as simple
text (I can't have different icons for each language). I do have
possibilities to format that text but they are certainly more limited
that what you can do in a application like Photoshop or Illustrator so
please keep it as simple as possible. I added two screen shots of the
current start screen to show you how little space there is for the
actual navigation elements.
I attached the current images as an example. Please use the same file
names for the graphics you provide.
IMPORTANT: if you think you'd be able to design a completely different
start screen without my restrictions (four icons, background), go
ahead and show me your ideas. If it's good and technically feasible
then I'm open to new ideas.