Tomomi Imura

Tomomi Imura

An Open Web advocate and front-end engineer, who loves everything mobile, and writes about HTML5, CSS, JS, UX, tech events, gadgets, etc. She unintentionally got 15min of fame by creating The HTTP Status Cats. Also, the opinions expressed here are solely her own and do not express the views or opinions of my employer.

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Adding a WebClip Bookmark Icon for iPhone and iPod

While MacWorld is held here in San Francisco, I am commuting to Sunnyvale… At least I am trying to catch up with all these exiting news from Apple.

One iPhone dev-related announcement caught my attention is a WebClip. -The WebClip is a web bookmark icon that is displayed on start screen on iPhone (and iPod), and looks just like an application launch button. (To make it work, you need to upgrade the firmware to 1.1.3.)

To create a custom icon is as easy as adding a favicon.ico for desktop website.

First, create a 57×57 png image. (Don’t worry about round-corners and shine.)

Then do either:

1) Place a PNG image named apple-touch-icon.png at the root directory of your web server.


2) Add <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="/customIcon.png"/> within the <head> element of the page.

Once added to the springboard screen, round-corners and glassy overlay will be added to your icon nicely :-)

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