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Icon Prerender on App Submission

08-19-2010, 02:28 PM
#1
Icon Prerender on App Submission

Been posting infrequently over the last couple of months due to work schedules, eye problems and putting as much time as possible into finishing my first iPhone game. Well that day has arrived and I submitted the binary for approval earlier this afternoon

I will be posting again in the next couple of days with some YouTube video and more information about the game.

In the meantime I wonder if anyone could put my mind at rest over a couple of submission issues. After many searches I'm still finding little or conflicting opinion about this subject.

In my project I specified UIPrerenderedIcon as true to eliminate the gloss effect on the app icon. This has worked fine for the icon on the iPhone - no gloss and the corners are still rounded for me. Having submitted the binary, my iTunes Connect page also shows the icon with no gloss, but the corners haven't been rounded for me. Is this a glitch with Connect? Will the corners be rounded when the icon is displayed in iTunes upon approval? Or do I need to round the corners myself?

Another glitch (I hope) is that the 5 landscape (480x320) screenshots I uploaded show correctly as landscape within the app details page of the Connect Portal, but when I go into the Version Summary page for any territory the screenshots are rotated back to portrait and therefore stretched/distorted. Is this normal (i.e. another glitch in iTunes Connect)?

Could anyone who has the same 2 parameters for their app (pre-rendered icon and landscape screenshots) look at their Connect account and let me know if they are seeing the same behaviour. If so did your icon turn out OK on iTunes?

Thanks.

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08-19-2010, 04:19 PM
#2
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Originally Posted by StevePerks View Post
Been posting infrequently over the last couple of months due to work schedules, eye problems and putting as much time as possible into finishing my first iPhone game. Well that day has arrived and I submitted the binary for approval earlier this afternoon

I will be posting again in the next couple of days with some YouTube video and more information about the game.

In the meantime I wonder if anyone could put my mind at rest over a couple of submission issues. After many searches I'm still finding little or conflicting opinion about this subject.

In my project I specified UIPrerenderedIcon as true to eliminate the gloss effect on the app icon. This has worked fine for the icon on the iPhone - no gloss and the corners are still rounded for me. Having submitted the binary, my iTunes Connect page also shows the icon with no gloss, but the corners haven't been rounded for me. Is this a glitch with Connect? Will the corners be rounded when the icon is displayed in iTunes upon approval? Or do I need to round the corners myself?

Another glitch (I hope) is that the 5 landscape (480x320) screenshots I uploaded show correctly as landscape within the app details page of the Connect Portal, but when I go into the Version Summary page for any territory the screenshots are rotated back to portrait and therefore stretched/distorted. Is this normal (i.e. another glitch in iTunes Connect)?

Could anyone who has the same 2 parameters for their app (pre-rendered icon and landscape screenshots) look at their Connect account and let me know if they are seeing the same behaviour. If so did your icon turn out OK on iTunes?

Thanks.
I can vouch that the first one (none-rounded corners) does happen.

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08-19-2010, 04:26 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by StevePerks View Post
In my project I specified UIPrerenderedIcon as true to eliminate the gloss effect on the app icon. This has worked fine for the icon on the iPhone - no gloss and the corners are still rounded for me. Having submitted the binary, my iTunes Connect page also shows the icon with no gloss, but the corners haven't been rounded for me. Is this a glitch with Connect? Will the corners be rounded when the icon is displayed in iTunes upon approval? Or do I need to round the corners myself?
In my itunesconnect, all apps that are for sale do not have any rounded corners, but the corners get rounded just fine in the app store. All apps that have some other state (waiting for upload, in review, etc...) seem to have some random combination of gloss/no gloss and rounded/non-rounded corners. Everything seems to straighten itself out once the app goes for sale.
08-20-2010, 06:08 AM
#4
Thanks for the quick replies. So as I understand it, even though I've specified the pre-render flag and even though the icon corners are not rounded in iTC, I do not have to round them myself as they will get rounded when the app hits iTunes.

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08-20-2010, 03:25 PM
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So as I understand it, even though I've specified the pre-render flag and even though the icon corners are not rounded in iTC, I do not have to round them myself as they will get rounded when the app hits iTunes.
Yes, it will be fine on the store.

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