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Old Nov 7, 2012, 05:52 AM   #1
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We need categories in the apps section

HERE IS WHAT IT COULD LOOK LIKE
this is the direct list from iPhone app store this would make it so much more effective when looking trough this mess

• BOOKS
• BUSINESS
• CATALOGS
• EDUCATION
• ENTERTAINMENT
• FINANCE
• FOOD & DRINK
• GAMES
• HEALTH & FITNESS
• LIFESTYLE
• MUSIC
• NAVIGATION
• NEWS
• NEWSSTAND
• REFERENCE
• SOCIAL NETWORKING
• SPORTS
• UTILITIES
• WEATHER
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:57 AM   #2
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Do you want these as subforums or prefixes? Also, what to do about apps that have multiple categories? (App developers are given the option of a second category for their apps.)
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 11:57 AM   #3
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Do you want these as subforums or prefixes? Also, what to do about apps that have multiple categories? (App developers are given the option of a second category for their apps.)
Thanks for the reply
I would think that a subforums in my opinion would do a great deal of cleaning as stated some apps maybe a 2 categories. So would really depend on the end user to post an example like
(I mean no promotion of any app when I mention it at all, and I have not done the research to make it clear that the app mentioned is that of the category I’m saying )
TEXTPICS(app) some may consider it photography because its text formatted to look like pictures other may consider it social networking because they use it on site like twit and face.
It’s kind of endless yes? But as long as the simple idea remains that Angry birds is a game not a Finance app the idea for this post could help the forums and end users find useful info and converse in the most simplistic way.

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So you want to create an even bigger mess? Those categories are bogus. There are countless apps that appear in categories that don't make sense, apps that could logically appear in multiple categories, and categories such as Lifestyle, Utilities and Productivity that are too vague. I think it's a terrible idea.
Honestly i know i am wasting my time replying, but why not try and be a bit helpful we have computer's and tech in common if not then love for the site why not make a small attempt in improving on an idea platform insted of bashing it. i'll take you vague remark and just say why not make a category involving all of them and have the end user state what does this person feel this is more of Lifestyle, Utilities and or Productivity in the catergoire L.U.P
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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Honestly i know i am wasting my time replying, but why not try and be a bit helpful
Just because I my opinion differs from yours doesn't make my post any less helpful than yours.
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why not make a small attempt in improving on an idea platform insted of bashing it.
Why should I try to improve what I consider a bad idea?
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why not make a category involving all of them and have the end user state what does this person feel this is more of Lifestyle, Utilities and or Productivity in the catergoire
It would make it much more difficult when browsing the forums. You'd have to look in multiple sub-forums to find app-related threads that are of interest, rather than just looking through one forum. In addition, as I said before, many categories are too vague to ensure the right placement of threads. Many questions relate to more than one app, and many apps apply to more than one category. I think it would spawn more duplicate threads and posts and more confusion than the current organization.
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If all apps were in one category, and that category had clear definitions of what it should contain, then I'd say have at it. But, because many app developers don't put their apps in (IMO) the correct category, and those categories have very vague descriptions, I don't think it would work well.
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HERE IS WHAT IT COULD LOOK LIKE
this is the direct list from iPhone app store this would make it so much more effective when looking trough this mess
So you want to create an even bigger mess? Those categories are bogus. There are countless apps that appear in categories that don't make sense, apps that could logically appear in multiple categories, and categories such as Lifestyle, Utilities and Productivity that are too vague. I think it's a terrible idea.
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