• Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 6 years ago

    Not a problem at all. :) Please let me know if you spot anything incorrect or confusing in the templates.

    36dp is tons of padding, so I think they’re just giving themselves lots of room to do cool things. Zooming and panning could definitely use the extra space.

    These examples show the ability off well:

    Some other random ideas they could be used for:

    • Sample a colour from the background to use in other parts of the UI, explicitly knowing it’s a background colour (something you can’t do if it’s a single layer).
    • Fading in the foreground first, then the background behind it as a transition effect.
    • Allow an update to just the foreground image, and keep the background static while the top of the icon changes with a push effect.
    • Some kind of bounce effect for notifications, where the foreground and background jump out of time (think macOS Dock bounce, but a bit more fun).

    I think they just want to keep their options open, and this new icon format should serve them well for the future.

    3 points