Android Artwork Guide

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    Note: When creating your artwork for your app, make sure the file names of each image are different than any other image you have uploaded in the past (including previous versions of the same image). One easy way to do this is to add the date to the file name. For example, “my-app-image_2013-01-01.png” instead of “my-app-image.png”.

    Artwork Policies

    There are two notes worth making with regards to your artwork for your app. These include:

    • Copyrighted artwork, branding, or tilting in your images is not permitted.
    • Do not use the word “podcast” in your submitted images.

    Required Graphics

    There are three required graphics for your app.

    Large Icon

    This image is displayed as the icon that is pressed to launch the app from the desktop of the device and is also the artwork that is shown in for your app in the Google Play and Amazon app stores.


    • 1024x1024px
    • 160 dpi
    • PNG file
    • DO NOT put the word podcast on the image
    • DO NOT include explicit wording or graphics
    • This can be the current avatar for your podcast if it meets the above guidelines

    App Background Image

    This image is displayed quickly as the app loads and behind the episode listing in the app.

    • 480x854px
    • 160 dpi
    • PNG file
    • DO NOT put “loading” on these graphics
    • DO NOT put your web address on these graphics
    • This image should be very simple and not include titling or show name (unless it is very subtle)
    • Keep in mind that the image is automatically darkened behind the episode list. See an example below.

    Promo Image

    This image is required for the Google Play app store should they decide to promote your app.

    • 1024x500px
    • 24-bit PNG file

    Artwork Examples

    Android Artwork Examples

    Android Background Example

    Additional Considerations

    • Do not apply a shine affect to your icon
    • Do not include any website addresses in your artwork
    • Do not include any Apple or Android product images such as iPods, iPhones, or white headphones in your app artwork. This can cause your app to be rejected.
    • Do not include any copyrighted imagery in your app artwork as this could cause your app to be rejected or pulled from the store.
    • Do not include any pornographic imagery in your artwork.
    • Do not put the word loading” on any of your splash screen graphics or incorporate any buttons into any of your artwork.
    • If you are exporting for web, some programs automatically convert the image to 72 dpi. The image will need saved directly to retain the required dpi.

    Example App

    If you would like to test out an existing app to see how it works, download The Feed from the app store.

    Additional Questions?

    If you still have any additional questions, reach out to our Apps team at [email protected]

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