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Nokia dev tool creates dynamic banners for your apps

Nokia Banner

Here's a very cool (and smart) tool that Nokia have created: a banner generator for your Marketplace apps.

Need a quick way to advertise your app via web banners or perhaps your website? Hop over to Nokia's generator, enter in your App URL and away you go. The system will pull in your app's info and then allow you to customize how the banner looks. You can choose which Nokia Windows Phone to display, which Tiles to show and more.

Nokia Banner

Cost? Free. Of course, Nokia gets their phone shown off now every time you advertise your app--one hand washes the other, right? Regardless, we think it's a great idea and looks snazzy.

Try it right here: http://snac.nokia.com/2/omt

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Dormage says:

Great, thanks for sharing !!

modul8com says:

Too bad that the tiles are black when the PNG was transparent.

timgabrhel says:

I believe you are advised NOT to use transparent PNG's for your marketplace app icons.

You are correct, sir. Don't use transparent pngs.

planetarian says:

Wait, I thought people used transparent PNG files for icons whose background needs to match the current color theme? If not, how are they doing that?

timgabrhel says:

Within the phone, yeah, I use transparant PNG's for my icons. When it comes to the marketplace, do not use transparent PNG's. You aren't in the context of a phone so how do you know what your background is? 
For my marketplace icons, I went with a color (green) that best matched the category of my app (finance).

planetarian says:

That makes sense then. I thought it was because of the application list bug. Ignore my other posts.

planetarian says:

Just confirmed myself, the transparent PNG bug was fixed in mango. Most of my third-party applications are showing the theme color properly in the application list, and as far as I'm aware, the only supported format for application icons is PNG.
official instructions for creating application icon images, which states to use transparency for theme color, even though it still acknowledges the pre-mango application list bug:
http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/gg317447
 
edit: please ignore, issue has already been clarified for me
 
and darn this site's input box losing focus when i'm in the middle of typing and it switches to rich text editor mode.

RogueCode says:

Quite cool.

One annoyance is that the time and right arrow are too far down.