This article will take you through the key elements you will need to design your app. Before we can start building your app, there are a few things we need you to provide.
After you've provided your assets, we'll create an initial app design which will be sent back to you for review, comments and ultimately, approval.
- Apple and Google Store Graphics
- Writing your Store Descriptions
- Customising your navigation menu on the app
- Customising your customer's receipt
Details about formats are below however as a minimum we require:
- Logo + Image for your Icon (if different from your logo)
- Image for your splash screen
To help create a great app you can also provide
- Brand colours
- Brand fonts (must be web-based)
- Style or brand guidelines
- Splash screen design
We require brand logos for your app, preferred formats are:
- Vector - .EPS or .AI
- If you do not have a vector file please supply as a .tiff .jpeg or .png no smaller than 1024px by 1024px.
This logo will be used in multiple areas of your app including your app icon (the square that sits on the customer's phone home-screen), a splash/load screen and as a background image during on-boarding.
Please let us know if you have any logo preferences in terms of colour, orientation, size.
Don't know what these formats are? Ask the person that designed your logo - they should have these on file. If you do not have access provide us what you have and let us know ASAP so we can help find a solution.
By providing a brand font, we’re able to customise your app in the look and feel to reflect your brand There can be some restrictions on which fonts we can support for example some technical limitations, readability for users, we do try to support all that we can. Please ensure that all relevant versions within the font family are supplied e.g. light, bold, if they are required to be used in the app design. Please the font format in either:
To maintain the look and feel of your brand within your app, it is essential that the correct colours are provided. The ideal use of colours for your app include a primary and secondary colour, tertiary colours may also be included (please specify if you would to include the use of a tertiary colour). When supplying colours, please provide one of the following:
- Swatches within an .EPS or .AI file
- Relevant RGB values
- Hex codes
Please supply all required images in RGB colour mode with as high as resolution as possible, all images must be at least 365px (w) x 667px (h). When providing images, accepted formats include:
Splash Screen Image
The splash screen will appear while your app is loading (for around 1-3 seconds), this screen is best filled with branded content and may come in the form of your logo against brand colours or your logo against an image. If you would like an image, please provide a high-resolution portrait image in the following spec;
- Minimum 750px (w) x 1334px (h)
- Name the file splashscreen
When selecting an image, take into consideration that your logo will be placed over the top.
Providing brand guidelines or a style guide is the best way for our designers to get a feel for your brand and all the crucial aspects of it such as the correct use of elements, fonts, colours, images and more. While this document is not a necessity, it is a very helpful document that can save a lot of time when liaising with external parties. If you do not have a formatted brand guideline/style guide document and can see the benefits of having one, this a service that we can also provide.
We recommend your promotional cards are created with the following spec;
- 1024px (w) x 576px (h)
This will ensure excellent quality for all users. At a very minimum, upload images over 612px (w)
If you have any questions contact the team - firstname.lastname@example.org