#VS2015 – Icon Generator for #Xamarin Android app


All developers knows  that you must spend some time to ensure the usability in an App. A good app, with a poor user experience, is going to fail for sure. This topic is huge and those who knows have written tons of materials about it. Also, I’m quite lazy, so I won’t write about this. Caution!, being lazy is on of the top skills for in a Developer. This type of mentality, makes sure that we always look for the more simple, effective and flawless solution for a given problem.

For example, if we start to create Android Xamarin apps with Visual Studio 2015, you need to create a complete set of resources in various formats for the graphics. In example, in the following image you can see the different formats of icons suggested by Xamarin, that we should create in our apps..

Lucky for us there is a great Tool Android Asset Studio. This website allows us to generate a similar set of graphic resources from a text, ClipArt or an image. A live samples is the better way to explain this.

At this point, we get the chance to download a ZIP file with all the images created from our initial image.

We can add this resources to Visual Studio and that’s it !!!


Saludos @ Madrid

/El Bruno


· Android Asset Studio http://romannurik.github.io/AndroidAssetStudio/

· Xamarin Android Deep Dive https://developer.xamarin.com/guides/android/getting_started/hello,android/hello,android_deepdive/


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