03-22-2011 06:00 AM
I used this SDK to compile my app and I found that the category was always "core.internet" in the files blackberry-tablet.xml and myappname-app.xml in the generated .bar file (also it was under the "internet" tab after I published it onto the simulator).
So how can I specify the category? Or is it useless (since the category should be set when the app is submitted via the vendor portal) ?
03-22-2011 09:39 AM
The Tablet OS category cannot currently be specified using the WebWorks SDK for PlayBook tools. Note this category is separate from the details you specify for your app in the App World vendor portal.
As you have explained, it is being set to core.internet by the WebWorks packager. I have a feature enhancement request submitted with product management and development teams regarding giving developers the ability to specify the category in the config.xml file. This request is currently under review.
In the meantime, there are two ways you can change the category*:
Valid values are: core.media, core.internet. core.games and core.utils.
*Note: If you do modify the default category values, make sure to delete any existing installs of your app from the Tablet OS before re-deploying or else you may end up with duplicate copies installed.
03-22-2011 09:53 AM
For public visibility, I've added the following New Feature request to the Developer Issue Tracker.
"Specify Tablet OS home screen category using the WebWorks SDK for PlayBook"
Please add comments and vote on this item to assist us with the prioritization of this feature.
03-22-2011 03:02 PM
If this still works (with latest SDK) then this might be option 3 .. ?
Refer to my post on this topic:
And this link - which describes how to do this for Air SDK, but it also works for webworks:
Or in short ..
You can/could also copy the blackberry-tablet.xml file into your source folder and edit the category. Thus only changing the deployment category for a specific project, not for all.
06-23-2011 11:43 PM
With the latest WebWorks SDK which is 126.96.36.199 I saw the changes log said we can have: "Configuring the home screen category for your application".
How can we do that? Please help.
Thanks a lot and best regards.
06-24-2011 07:19 AM