App Icons

You love the Quasar logo probably as much as the team does, but you just spent what feels like a lifetime making your own pixel-perfect representation of the soul of your application.

There are many different situations where your icon might be seen: In the browser tab, on the desktop and even in an App Store.

And so now you need your logo in about 80 different sizes with representative names, arcane formats, placed in the right folders and probably some proper <xml> declarations for Cordova too. Even if you know exactly what you are doing, this is tedious and error prone. However, if you are using the Quasar CLI, your life is easy and care-free - because Quasar and the Icon Factory app-extension make it dead simple.

We have collected the all the important information here: Quasar CLI > App icons - but if you just want to “set it and forget it”, here’s what you need to know:

Icon Factory

Check out the Icon Factory repository for explicit details about how it works, or just dive in and install it into your project like any app extension:

$ quasar ext add @quasar/icon-factory

It will ask you to tell it where it can find the source image (1240x1240) and which minification strategy you want to use. Then when you run $ quasar dev - it will produce the right icons and put them in all the right places for you, no matter what --mode you are using; if you are just serving an HMR locally or producing final assets with build.

Not using Quasar CLI yet?

You’ll have to convert, resize, name and place your files wherever they are, and depending on how you build your application that could be anywhere.

For devs in this situation, we provide the option for you to install the Icon Factory globally as an npm module and use it to just produce the icons you need:

$ npm install --global @quasar/app-extension-icon-factory
$ iconfactory -p=kitchensink -s=icon-1280x1280.png -t=./outputFolder -m=pngquant

Full details about this type of usage can be found at the app-extension repository.