This week we released an improvement to background image assignment for all newly published/updated Android apps!

Q: What’s happening?

A: From now on, Android apps will use the background images in the “iPhone 5/6” section (soon to be renamed “Phone”).

Q: Why is this happening?

A: Android device screens are just like iPhones in terms of aspect ratio. iPhone 5 and up have a 16:9 ratio, and the overwhelming majority of Android devices using either a 16:9 or 16:10 ratio. This change is a big optimization for our Android apps.

Q: How did it work before?

A: Android background images pulled from the “Mobile” section, which has a 3:2 aspect ratio like that of the iPhone 4/4S. This section will soon be renamed “iPhone4/4S” and only apply to those two devices, since their screen sizes are so different than the newer iPhones and Androids.



What to Expect

  • If you’re publishing your app for the first time: Check out the pop-out previewer in your dashboard. This will give you the best idea of what the app will look like on both iPhones and Android.
  • If you’re updating an old Android app: Make sure you have images assigned under the iPhone 5/6 section (soon to be renamed “Phone”). This will ensure your Android apps look their best.
  • If you only use the “Mobile” section and have enabled the “Use images from mobile section” option: Nothing will change! Your new Android apps will pull images from this section just as before. However, we do recommend you begin moving your background images over to the iPhone 5/6 section to prepare for the future!

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