Mail Icon for iOS


Gerriet M. Denkmann
 

I have a UIButton “Send Mail”. Looks ok, but kind of plain.

Other apps (like Photos) have a beautiful blue Mail icon.
Is there a way to use this?

Gerriet.


Alex Zavatone
 

This should help.


See if your desired icon is there.  

There also is a font that is all icons that is made for this purpose called FontAwesome. That may also help if you can’t get what you want from the default system images.


GL.

Alex Zavatone



On Sep 27, 2018, at 4:59 AM, Gerriet M. Denkmann <g@...> wrote:

I have a UIButton “Send Mail”. Looks ok, but kind of plain.

Other apps (like Photos) have a beautiful blue Mail icon.
Is there a way to use this?

Gerriet.






Gerriet M. Denkmann
 

On 28 Sep 2018, at 01:18, Alex Zavatone via Groups.Io <zav=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:

https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/ios/icons-and-images/system-icons/
This is a very helpful list indeed. Thanks a lot.


See if your desired icon is there.
Well, I was thinking of the AppIcon of Mail.app. On macOS I could do:
[NSRunningApplication runningApplicationsWithBundleIdentifier: “com.apple.main”].firstObject.icon

But there seems to be no RunningApplication on iOS.

And even if: Apple might not appreciate my usage of their Mail icon.
Probably not worth the trouble.

Gerriet.


Steve Mills
 

On Sep 28, 2018, at 00:39:24, Gerriet M. Denkmann <g@mdenkmann.de> wrote:


Well, I was thinking of the AppIcon of Mail.app. On macOS I could do:
[NSRunningApplication runningApplicationsWithBundleIdentifier: “com.apple.main”].firstObject.icon

But there seems to be no RunningApplication on iOS.

And even if: Apple might not appreciate my usage of their Mail icon.
Probably not worth the trouble.
I would think that would be a fair use - click this to send an email with Mail.app. No different than how tons of apps show icons of other apps for launching or doing actions with them. Is there no icon service sort of thing on iOS for looking up an icon by UTI, where something like com.apple.mail might be the UTI to request?

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Steve Mills
Drummer, Mac geek


Quincey Morris
 

Not necessarily. I don’t have a documentation link, but I’m pretty sure that Apple won’t let you use one of their icons for a function (e.g. “Send Mail”) in your own app. If you’re using the icon to represent the app itself (e.g. to choose an app to use for sending mail from a list of apps), then I think it’s OK, but I seem to recall that you can’t just appropriate Apple iconography.

On Sep 28, 2018, at 06:00 , Steve Mills via Groups.Io <sjmills@...> wrote:

I would think that would be a fair use