Hello everyone, so I’ve been lately getting some warnings for random watch faces.
Warning: Your illustrated artwork does not occupy the entire icon
Your app may face additional enforcement actions, if you do not resolve this issue by August 31, 2023 .
I’m currently using circle png images which I believe are used by majority of developers here
After reading new Wear OS app quality | App quality | Android Developers
For single watch faces, the icon must do the following:
- Accurately represent the watch face.
- Not include text or graphics that are not part of the watch face experience.
I uploaded another version and removed that ‘glare’ effect from the icon above as per instructions given.
Ok, it’s just WFS made screenshot upscaled to 512x512 (32 bit png) in Photoshop
Update was approved by Google but I received another email, this time for my previous appeal which stated:
Your app xxx
still contains eligibility issues. Please resolve this issue by August 31, 2023 or your app will be removed from Google Play.
Please resolve this issue by August 31, 2023 or your app will be removed from Google Play.
Okaay, this is starting to get serious as I don’t want to have app removed just for this silly reason.
Problem is Play Store developer support is always just some automatic response and they will never provide any meaningful info. We need some Watch face icon example!
Ok, maybe I should follow Google Play icon design specifications | Android Developers (provided in appeal response)
When creating your artwork, ensure it conforms to the following:
- Final size: 512px x 512px
- Format: 32-bit PNG
- Color space: sRGB
- Max file size: 1024KB
- Shape: Full square – Google Play dynamically handles masking. Radius will be equivalent to 20% of icon size.
- Shadow: None – Google Play dynamically handles shadows. See ‘Shadows’ section below on including shadows within your artwork.
This is where it gets confusing. Should we create watch faces icons for Play Store with some background to have ‘Full square’ shape now? Does it make any sense for a watch face app? (They are clearly not applying any round masking as of now)
We have like two months to solve this because we need to update our entire portfolio icons.
Feel free to post here with your findings. Any help is appreciated.
Last note: Maybe someone from Samsung Dev Forum team can reach to Google and ask them for clear example of a watch face Icon which can be used after 31 Aug? That would be great