In a previous post, How to make an app logo that doesn’t suck, we talked through the importance of using vector graphics for your logos to maintain fidelity as they are scaled up to higher pixel density screens. We used a tool that I wrote called Vector to then export the logo to all the different required sizes and scale factors.
Since I wrote that post, Microsoft has announced universal Windows apps for Windows and Windows Phone that you create one app that can be published for all Windows devices. It’s great because you can share most of your code between platforms, but it unfortunately expands the number of potential logo files from 30 images to 42 images. This can be a headache if you’re porting a few apps over, or you’re not an expert in imaging tools. People using Vector gave me the same feedback.
— Andrew Arnott (@aarnott) May 4, 2014
Vector now exports Windows and Windows Phone images
So I took the feedback to heart and updated Vector so it can now export all 42 potential images for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. You can take all the images that are exported, drop them in you Visual Studio shared project, and call it a day.
Go get it now and go make logos for both Windows and Windows Phone that don’t suck!