4D for Mobile: Colorize your apps without a struggle

Automatically translated from English

Our mobile products (4D for iOS and 4D for Android) were both built with simplicity in mind, allowing you to build apps easily, in a few clicks.

That also includes a crucial step: choosing a main color for the app. That’s why, since the introduction of 4D for iOS, the main color of your mobile application was defined by the dominant color of your application’s logo.

With 4D v19 R2, we’re giving you a feature that lets you easily define the main color of your iOS and Android app, by selecting it from a color picker fully integrated into the project editor.

Here’s how:

When you create a mobile project, a default 4D icon is used in the General section. By default, the dominant color of this icon is used to colorize various elements of your mobile app automatically, such as the navigation bar or the buttons for example.

How it works

The new feature allows you to change the main color to get a different dominant color in your app.

To do this, click on the little square next to the icon, then click on Use system color selector… to display the system color picker.

From here, you can define the new app’s main color :

And here’s the result after having selected a new color for iOS and Android:

You can always retrieve the main color of the icon by clicking on Use the main color of the icon option, from the same menu :

 

And here’s the result after having selected the dominant color of the icon for iOS and Android:

Don’t hesitate to give us feedback on the 4D forum, and check out the dedicated documentation for more details.

David Azancot

• 4D for iOS Product Owner •

David Azancot joined the 4D Product team as a Product Owner in 2017. He's in charge of writing the user stories and translating them into functional specifications. His role also includes making sure that feature implementations meet customers' needs.

David graduated with an MBA in Marketing, Internet and Mobility from the Leonard De Vinci Institute and began his career in 2011 with a mobile start-up company, later acquired by Madvertise (a mobile marketing group). Passionate about mobile interfaces, he was the natural choice to develop interactive mobile ad formats for the group in 2015. In parallel, David has been developing his own iOS and Android applications since 2012.