A Splash Loading Screen is the first image a user sees when they launch an app (iOS and/or Android app). This article outlines useful information about splash screens providing tips about what type of images you should use.
- Splash loading screens are great, easy-to-create images that can help expand your brand. As the first image a user sees when they launch an app, a splash loading screen can serve as a great marketing tool and should be used tactfully.
- Splash loading screen images are uploaded in the Publish Step. They are built into the app file and require an update to be changed. You need to republish the app if the change on the Splash Screen is implemented after publishing it. Since they can't be changed without an update after the app goes live, it's crucial your screenshots are exactly as you'd like them when you publish your app.
Splash Loading Screen Dimensions
Follow the recommendations as per the picture below
Splash Loading Screen Tips
- Use high-quality images that are below 500 KB in size for optimum loading time. An image of 100KB can still be of high quality. This way you will optimize the loading time. You can use various compression tools (eg Adobe photoshop, Imageoptim, Riot) to reduce the image size without compromising the quality (lossless compression)
- Use PNG format for images with a small number of details (eg logos, icons) or else JPEG images. GIF images are not recommended as they are expected to get distorted due to their size/quality ratio.
- Include your app company logo/name if your customer has granted you permission to do so. This is a great way to promote your services.
- Don't include any copyrighted material not owned by you or your client.
- (applicable to iOS) Don't include references to smartphone companies such as Apple, Android, Windows, etc. This can lead to an Apple rejection.
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