Custom app icons on Android


(Stephen) #9

I’m a beta tester but I don’t seem to get the Beta icon…


#10

I believe Beta is for those who were part of the Monzo Beta (pre-current account) rather than for the App Beta testers (which is more of a Google thing, anyway).


(Stephen) #11

Ah! That’ll be why then.


(4 Round Investor) #12

Anyone notice the snowfall in the app this afternoon?


(Martin Jones) #13

Been snowing for a few days if you shake phone


(If there's the wrong end of a stick, you'll find me holding it.) #14

It’s been raining here (Wales) whether I shake the phone or not, sadly.


(David Walton) #15

The snow falls here after quite a vigorous (Android) shake. Works for both Personal and Joint Accounts too. Nice.


(Martin Jones) #16

Must not been shaking hard enough :joy:


#17

Is there anywhere to download the alt logo icons as pngs / svg?

Can the press kit please be updated @cookywook inc the weird iOS beta green?


(Oliver Dunk) #18

I’d love to know what’s happened behind the scenes to make this possible. It almost seems like the app reinstalls itself, but I can’t see that being the case.


#19

It think it works the same way as custom app icons work in launchers or icon packs. You always have the choice to customise your app icons.

If i had an icon pack installed, I could have extra choices:


(Kieran) #20

I think it’s done with multiple launcher entries in the manifest :slight_smile:


(Andy Graham) #21

I legit asked for the LGBT icon over a year ago, when iOS got it. Thank god android now has it!


#22

Yeah I was just going to swap it directly, probably for the iOS version of Beta.

I’ve currently got the M without the bg.

Nova launcher

Hold on app > Edit Shortcut > tap icon > Gallery apps > Files > Select new image for icon


(Anthony) #23

Talking customisation… When can we disable that useless and obtrusive pulse bother? I hate wasted screen real estate. At least tweak it’s behaviour so when scrolling it automatically hides.


#24

:eyes:


(Rob) #25

Nice little gold m now :slight_smile:


#26

I was jealous of my girlfriend’s Pride icon on her iPhone - glad I can now join her on my Android! :rainbow:


(Marcus Nailor, Hot Coral Detective) #27

Quite an exciting development, on the stock Google launcher with the first Android Q beta, the custom icon updates itself - no need to re-add :ok_hand::grin: hopefully custom icons become more widely supported by Android and the feature gets adopted by more Devs :pray::tada:

Here’s a screen recording of this in action :sunglasses:


(Happy St Patrick’s Day ) #28

Nice notch