High resolution retina Apple icon added to make Build a Module look like a real iPhone app!
Today I added a nice high-res Appple icon so that iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches can have a nice little faux app icon on their home screen. Check it out:
The only reason I know this is possible is because I checked out the Drupal watchdog table to see what kind of 404 page not founds and PHP errors I might be inflicting on unsuspecting viewers and discovered multiple requests for a file called apple-touch-icon.png. Sure enough, as I found out here, there's a Add to Home Screen option in Mobile Safari, and it looks for this image to use as the app icon.
I first tried a 52x52px version, but it looked pretty grainy on my iPod Touch 4 retina display, so I created a 119x119px version and that's much more clean.
To make Build a Module ultra accessible on your iDevice, just do the following:
- Open up http://buildamodule.com in Mobile Safari.
- Touch the Add bookmark icon to open up the bookmark options.
- Touch the Add to Home Screen button
- By default, the title is Learn Drupal, but you can change this to something like Become Awesome.
That's it! Now you have the official Build a Module faux iPhone app at your fingertips wherever you go.