NativeScript App Icon Changer
That's the demo app in action, switching app icons like a boss!
tns plugin add nativescript-app-icon-changer
requiring / importing the plugin
All examples below assume you're using TypeScript, but here's how to require the plugin with regular JS as well:
var AppIconChangerPlugin = ;var appIconChanger = ;
Only iOS 10.3 and up support this feature, so you may want to check beforehand:
To be able to switch to a different icon add it to
App_Resources/iOS/Info.plist as explained below and pass
To reset to the default icon, use
Note 1: iOS will notify the user the icon changed, but this plugin allows you to suppress that message (it's the default even). It's probably not what Apple would like you to do, but no apps have been disapproved with suppression enabled.
Note 2: Changing the app icon is only allowed when the app is in the foreground, so forget about that weather app which silently updates its app icon.
Want to know whether or not the app currently has an alternate icon configured? And if so, what its name is? Then use this:
Preparing your app for icon switching
Apple doesn't allow switching to arbitrary icons, so they must be bundled with your app before releasing the app to the store.
Add the icons you'd like your users to be able to switch to for all relevant resolutions as usual.
Note that you DON'T NEED to provide all those resolutions; you could get away with adding just the largest resolution and refer to it in the plist file. iOS will scale it down to other resolutions for you.
Then reference those icons in
App_Resources/iOS/Info.plist as well:
<!-- Add or merge this bit -->CFBundleIconsCFBundleAlternateIcons<!-- The name you use in code -->icon-blueUIPrerenderedIconCFBundleIconFiles<!-- The actual filenames. Don't list the @2x/@3x files here -->icon-blue-57icon-blue-60icon-blue-72icon-blue-76
Need iPad support as well? Just duplicate that plist config and change
Want to see this configured in an actual project? Look at the demo app to see the gory details.