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android-iconify-entypo Removed `android` in package name (breaking change) Aug 9, 2015
android-iconify-fontawesome Updated FontAwesome to version 4.5 Nov 29, 2015
android-iconify-ionicons Added support for ion icons Aug 11, 2015
android-iconify-material-community Updated material community design icons Mar 1, 2016
android-iconify-material Added support for material design icons by google Aug 9, 2015
android-iconify-meteocons Added support for meteocons icons Aug 9, 2015
android-iconify-sample Fixed #112 spin not working on older API versions, also made the dem… Sep 12, 2015
android-iconify-simplelineicons Added support for Simple Line Icons Aug 9, 2015
android-iconify-typicons Removed `android` in package name (breaking change) Aug 9, 2015
android-iconify-weathericons Added support for WeatherIcons icons Aug 9, 2015
android-iconify Opened method findIconForKey() Mar 15, 2016
gradle Prepared base config for release Aug 8, 2015
graphics Updated README Aug 13, 2015
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LICENSE.txt Prepared base config for release Aug 8, 2015 Fixed #102 The migration document needs some fixes Aug 13, 2015 Update Oct 26, 2017 Updated release instructions Aug 9, 2015
build.gradle Replaced ValueAnimator based spinning animation with a simple time ba… Sep 12, 2015 Prepared 2.2.2 release Mar 21, 2016
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settings.gradle Fixed #113 Support Material design commmunity icons Sep 1, 2015

Note: Due to lack of time, Iconify is no longer maintained and icon packs are outdated. I'd be very happy to welcome a new contributor, please reach me on twitter @JoanZap if by any chance you're interested. 🙂

Iconify offers you a huge collection of vector icons to choose from, and an intuitive way to add and customize them in your Android app. It has been introduced in this blog post which is a good place to get started.


Pick any number of modules and declare them in your Application.

dependencies {
    compile 'com.joanzapata.iconify:android-iconify-fontawesome:2.2.2' // (v4.5)
    compile 'com.joanzapata.iconify:android-iconify-entypo:2.2.2' // (v3,2015)
    compile 'com.joanzapata.iconify:android-iconify-typicons:2.2.2' // (v2.0.7)
    compile 'com.joanzapata.iconify:android-iconify-material:2.2.2' // (v2.0.0)
    compile 'com.joanzapata.iconify:android-iconify-material-community:2.2.2' // (v1.4.57)
    compile 'com.joanzapata.iconify:android-iconify-meteocons:2.2.2' // (latest)
    compile 'com.joanzapata.iconify:android-iconify-weathericons:2.2.2' // (v2.0)
    compile 'com.joanzapata.iconify:android-iconify-simplelineicons:2.2.2' // (v1.0.0)
    compile 'com.joanzapata.iconify:android-iconify-ionicons:2.2.2' // (v2.0.1)
public class MyApplication extends Application {

    public void onCreate() {
            .with(new FontAwesomeModule())
            .with(new EntypoModule())
            .with(new TypiconsModule())
            .with(new MaterialModule())
            .with(new MaterialCommunityModule())
            .with(new MeteoconsModule())
            .with(new WeathericonsModule())
            .with(new SimpleLineIconsModule())
            .with(new IoniconsModule());

Show icons in text widgets

If you need to put an icon on a TextView or a Button, use the { } syntax. The icons act exactly like the text, so you can apply shadow, size and color on them!

    android:text="I {fa-heart-o} to {fa-code} on {fa-android}"
    ... />

Icon options

  • Shall you need to override the text size of a particular icon, the following syntax is supported {fa-code 12px}, {fa-code 12dp}, {fa-code 12sp}, {fa-code @dimen/my_text_size}, and also {fa-code 120%}.
  • In the same way you can override the icon color using {fa-code #RRGGBB}, {fa-code #AARRGGBB}, or {fa-code @color/my_color}.
  • You can even easily spin an icon like so {fa-cog spin}.

Show an icon where you need a Drawable

If you need an icon in an ImageView or in your ActionBar menu item, then you should use IconDrawable. Again, icons are infinitely scalable and will never get fuzzy!

// Set an icon in the ActionBar
   new IconDrawable(this, FontAwesomeIcons.fa_share)


In case you can't find the icon you want, you can extend the available icon directly from your app. All you need to do is to implement IconFontDescriptor with a .ttf file in your assets and provide the mapping between keys and special characters, then give it to Iconify.with(). You can use the FontAwesomeModule as an example.

There are no constraints on the icon keys, but I strongly suggest you use a unique prefix like my- or anything, to avoid conflicts with other modules. FYI, if there is a conflict, the first module declared with Iconify.with() has priority.

The only dependency you need if you want to use a custom icon is Iconify core.

compile 'com.joanzapata.iconify:android-iconify:2.2.2'



Copyright 2015 Joan Zapata

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It uses FontAwesome font by Dave Gandy, licensed under OFL 1.1, which is compatible
with this library's license.