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Androidicons Goes Open Source

The life, death, and rebirth of an iconset


Thanks for stumbling across those 20 free icons in 2009. You seem to be an early adopter of that new thing called Android. Brave one.


Thanks for enjoying those loony monster icons. Also, did you notice that androidicons has grown to 30 glyphs?


Thanks to you, early client, for trusting us with custom work in late 2010. Android now supports three sizes for icon graphics and so does our little set—grown to 50 icons, still free.


Thanks for supporting us by buying the Developer Icon Set for $45 in early 2011. Sure, this isn’t cheap, but you’re getting everything in five colors, with sources. Hang in there, we’ll expand it to 125 icon and add more colors until late 2012.


Thanks for making the rebooted such a success. Now 200 icons in 4 sizes are available in 14 colors, for just $25, and you seem to love it. We’re having a hard time keeping up with custom icons and interface designs. See how Android has grown up over night?


Thanks for being patient. Updating the set with 50 additional icons and the new xxhdpi-size in October 2013 takes a lot of time. Google has put a lot of pressure on sensible design lately and we don’t want to fall behind.


Thanks for still being a fan of the icons. We’re heavily involved in some big Android projects throughout 2014, hardly finding the time to update the set properly. But you might enjoy its new icon font which works quite nicely on the web.


Thanks for motivating us to update the Android Developer Icons to the new Material Design guidelines. We’d love to, but Google offers its own extensive set now. It’s free and can be colored easily. Our set has become obsolete. We will shut it down soon.


Thanks for the journey and your constant support. All things come to an end, and in the digital space this means either pulling the plug or open sourcing. It’s December 2014 and we’ve decided for the latter.

After 5 amazing years, we’ve decided to make the Android Developer Iconset an open source project. Download it for free on Github: use it, modify it—do whatever you want to our little icons and distribute them however you please.

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