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Has anyone had any luck getting the Categories app to work properly on the iPad? I can install it, but it doesn't actually seem capable of launching the apps. -C
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    Has anyone had any luck getting the Categories app to work properly on the iPad? I can install it, but it doesn't actually seem capable of launching the apps.

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    It works perfectly for me. That is odd. I suggest using winscp and search for all parts of the app and manually delete it (after you delete first with Cydia). Then reinstall. It does not run in full screen but the dev has said he is working on an update.

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    Hi, I also have a little problem with Categories on my iPad. I have no problems running it and I created a folder called "iPhone Apps" where I wanted to keep all iPhone apps I need which are not iPad native yet.
    Creating the folder also worked and moving the iPhone apps there, however I seem to be unable to give that folder an icon, in the springboard it always appears blank. I changed the icon a few times and recreated the folder but no luck, it works but looks ugly
    The icon is there, when I SSH into my iPad I can see the icon.png file, it just doesn't show up in the springboard.

    What else could I try to make it show up?

    Thanks

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    It works fine for me... but if I create a folder the icon shows up blank... but after few minutes it changes to the icon I have chosen in categories app...
    Last edited by TranceField; 05-29-2010 at 09:46 AM. Reason: Fat Fingers

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    Quote Originally Posted by TranceField View Post
    It works fine for me... but if I create a folder the icon shows up blank... but after few minutes it changes to the icon I have chosen in categories app...
    Thanks for confirming, that at at is working at least for others

    After reading your post, I tried a few more times getting it working on my iPad, but no luck so far, I created another folder called "iPhone Apps" and chose an icon but it never showed up, the folder always just looks like a white square

    Which icon did you choose and do you remember what you did before it showed up? I think I tried everything (respring, reboot, change the icon in the menu, add/remove apps from it...).

    Thanks again and greetings

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    Try setting up your categories, pick your icons.
    Then re-install categories from cydia.
    It should render the category icons properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fddc View Post
    Try setting up your categories, pick your icons.
    Then re-install categories from cydia.
    It should render the category icons properly.
    FINALLY, this really fixed it, thanks a lot

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    Great.

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    It works, but it sucks. It's in iPhone only mode, Full Force doesn't work with it really, and it is only on portrait. So if you're a user like me that almost always only uses landscape, you have to cock your head to the side.

    Anyone know if they are making a real iPad version?

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    CategoriesSB has now been updated, and works great for iPad.

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    Does it support landscape mode? Is it still a small box in the center of the screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matth3w View Post
    Does it support landscape mode? Is it still a small box in the center of the screen?
    It does not currently support landscape mode.. But, the good news is that it fixes the other issue - when you install Categories SB, it appears in standard iPad format, sans landscape mode.

    I couldn't tolerate Categories on iPad before. Now, its good enough to use. It will be better when landscape is enabled.

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    Edit ... I just checked and it has NOT been updated according to cydia. I just updated all my apps from there and categories was not one of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matth3w View Post
    Edit ... I just checked and it has NOT been updated according to cydia. I just updated all my apps from there and categories was not one of them
    You are wrong.
    You need to look for CategoriesSB - not Categories. Categories SB has been updated.

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    No landscape is a deal breaker for me.

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    I already own CategoriesSB from my iPhone - so it was just a matter of waiting tll it was updated to work on the iPad. I can live without landscape in the categories until that gets updated. It doesn't stop landscape from working anywhere else.

    Oh - I should mention - landscape DOES work in categories with CategoriesSB installed - but, when you open a category folder, it won't rotate after opening. If you open a category in landscape, it is landscaped. If you open a category in vertical, it stays vertical.
    Last edited by tsatryan; 06-06-2010 at 05:34 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Interesting ok...let me try that.

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    I made categories, but the icons don't seem to show up for some reason. Anyone else having this problem?

    Edit: Nevermind. Was able to get around this by using Winterboard to theme the icons.
    Last edited by Megahalo; 06-07-2010 at 01:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megahalo View Post
    I made categories, but the icons don't seem to show up for some reason. Anyone else having this problem?

    Edit: Nevermind. Was able to get around this by using Winterboard to theme the icons.
    After you set up all your categories, then go back into Cydia, and do a reinstall of the Categories app, and then all your icons will show instead of the white boxes.

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    I'm not seeing the new 1.71 version of CategoriesSB in Cydia. Is there a different repo that's needed?

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