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Image Specifications


Apple iTunes Submission Images

App Icon Image (Required) – 2048 x 2048 pixels, .png format without transparency

Please do not round the corners of the image. Apple does this automatically. Please be aware that the icon needs to be designed simply so that it displays well in several sizes–all the way down to 29 x 29 pixels. This icon will also be placed on a solid color and used to generate launch images. As such, we recommend that your icon has a solid background color.

How the App Icon Image is used

  • Launching the app from a device home screen
  • Launch image - Displayed briefly while the app loads
  • iPad Background Image, displayed when during log in process or on multi event list
example icon
example icon on phone home screen
example icon in launch screen

Launch Image (Optional) – 2048 x 2048 pixels, .png format, plus hex code for background color

Because of different device sizes, Apple is moving towards using one universal launch screen for all devices. Gather Digital is addressing this change by requiring a square image and a background color. This square image will “float” in the middle of the launch screen to dynamically handle all the different screen sizes. If you choose not to upload a separate launch image, we will create the image from your app icon image. Please provide a background color in hexadecimal code (e.g., #539dc2).

launch example

Landing Page Top Banner for Multi-Gathering Apps (Required) – 960 x 225 pixels, .png; landscape oriented

If you are housing multiple events inside of a single app. This image appears at the top of your list of events (see example below).

gathering list banner image example


iPad Background Image for Multi-Gathering Apps (Optional) – 2048 x 1536 pixels, .png; landscape oriented

The iPad Background Image is generated from your App Icon by default. If you upload a Launch Image, we will generate the iPad Background Image from your Launch Image. If neither of those options suite your needs you may wish to upload a custom iPad Background image, note: The multi-gathering listing will be displayed on the right hand side of the landscape-oriented page. That list will cover the right-most 640 pixels. We will create a slightly transparent background for that listing, so you should continue your design over the whole page, but leave this area free of major design elements.

Default iPad Background Image - Generated From Icon

default iPad Background Image

Custom iPad Background Image

custom iPad Background Image

App Home Page Images

Our new and improved home screen design tool is more flexible than ever. After clicking the images button you are given a resizable panel, which you can adjust by clicking and dragging from the edge of the panel. Once the panel is sized to your liking, filling up as much or as little of the screen as you'd like, click the gear icon to see this panel's settings and upload an image. Under panel settings you will see a suggested size for this panel's image(s) based on the size you made the panel in the design tool.

Multiple image panels may be used in your design and each panel may contain multiple images. For example you may wish to have one large image panel featuring a single image for branding at the top of your design. You may also wish to add another smaller image panel used to rotate between multiple event sponsors.

half screen image panel

Example: Half Page Image - 750px W by 600px H

For this panel we have sized it to take up approximately half the height of the screen on most devices. When we click the gear icon and view the panel settings we see the suggested image size is (WxH): 750px by 600px.

half screen image settings
full screen image panel

Example: Full Page Image - 750px W by 1200px H

For this panel we have sized it to take up approximately the full height of the screen on most devices. When we click the gear icon and view the panel settings we see the suggested image size is (WxH): 750px by 1200px.

full screen image settings

Photos, Maps, and Icons

Speaker Photos, Link Images
These may be .png or .jpg files. Speaker photos should be at least 225 x 225 pixels. They can be smaller than that, but smaller images will not look as good on the increasingly common high-res "retina" mobile displays.

Floor Plan Map Images
Please upload maps as .jpg files. For optimal viewing when enlarged on the mobile device, we recommend the map image be at least 1800 pixels in either length or width. If your image is larger, we will resize appropriately.

Sponsor Images
These may be .png or .jpg files.

  • Sponsor icons 225 x 225 pixels
  • Widescreen header 960 x 300 pixels

Banner Ads
Banner ads should be 960 pixels wide. The industry standard is for the banner to be around 300 pixels tall, though you may choose any height you wish.

Standard Ad Banner size
Taller Ad Banner size