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iPhone apple-touch-icon Favelet

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

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Don’t get me wrong. I love my iPhone and I love that Apple keeps coming with the updates, but getting new updates is usually a two-step process for me.

  1. Enjoy what the update does.
  2. Start complaining about what it doesn’t do.

The updates with firmware 1.1.3 were no exception. But for at least one of the updates I was able to do something about it this time.

The problem: WebClips are great, but a 57×57 picture of a webpage is useless for identifying the page at a glance. Of course iPhone web apps will have their apple-touch-icon images added in no time, but what about your other favorite webpages?

The Wish: What if the iPhone would let you specify your own custom icons for websites that don’t provide an apple-touch-icon?

The Solution: Once again a favelet (or bookmarklet) comes to the rescue where iPhone functionality is lacking. By dragging the below favelet link to your browser’s bookmarks, and syncing up with the iPhone, you’ll be ready the next time you hit that ‘Plus’ to add a WebClip to your Home Screen and are met with a useless icon that looks like a website across the room.

The Favelet:  Add apple-touch-icon

The Instructions: If you’ve just entered the ‘Plus’ menu on your favorite site and chosen ‘Add to Home Screen’ only to find that the website has no apple-touch-icon, just follow these steps:

  1. Cancel the ‘Add to Home’ action.
  2. Back in the normal page view, hit the bookmark icon at the bottom.
  3. Find the ‘Add apple-touch-icon’ favelet in your bookmarks and tap it.
  4. By default it will try to use the website’s favicon.ico for the icon, or you can specify any URL on the site, on your own site, or anywhere else that points to an image you think would make a good icon for this WebClip.
  5. Tap OK when you’re happy with the URL for the icon to use.
  6. The page will look exactly the same but if you return to the ‘Add to Home Screen’ option, it will create an icon based on the image found at the url you specified.
  7. If the site doesn’t provide a favicon.ico either, or you don’t like the way your icon turned out, try a different image. Be creative.