by: xayin.com • 17
NONE OF OUR APPS CONTAIN THIRD-PARTY ADVERTISING.
ThisIsATest is a meta-app for Android developers. It is not intended to be installed (although you can if you want to). It exists in order to illustrate what happens to the promotional assets that are included with an app when it is published.
When publishing an app, you are asked to provide 4 types of promotional assets:
- Screenshots (at least 2): 320w x 480h, 480w x 800h, 480w x 854h (+ tablet-specific sizes).
- A high resolution application icon: 512 x 512.
- A promotional graphic: 180w x 120h.
- A feature graphic: 1024w x 500h.
Not all of the promotional assets are required, but all are recommended so that your app can participate fully in the Play Store.
It is not, however, obvious what happens to these assets after you supply them: some are clipped and/or resized; some appear in the Play Store app, whilst others appear on the Play Store website; some are 'scraped' (and further processed) by third-party marketplaces, like AppBrain. Hence ThisIsATest.
Please see http://xayin.com/thisisatest.html for more information, including copies of the 'raw' promotional assets associated with this app (so you can compare these with what you see in the Play Store (app and website), and elsewhere on the web).
We hope this helps other Android developers with the process of developing their own promotional assets.