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    Default Re: Best 'widget' apps?

    Hahaha that's ridiculous

    You can still use the functionality by creating a custom URL scheme and inserting the right URL, e.g. for keyboard:
    prefs:root=General&path=Keyboard
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    Default Re: Best 'widget' apps?

    Quickly go to the App Store and download the following app: Quick-Tap.

    It has almost the same functionality and also some other great features. I use both for some different reasons, e.g. i have a section called "Whatsapp" where I have my 5 favorite Whatsapp contact, a music section with my favorite music etc.

    I think this app will be kicked out of the App Store soon, too

    Quick-Tap von WildPalm Ltd.
    https://appsto.re/de/jVdY2.i
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    How do I get imore on launcher? I have it downloaded but it's not in the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwoodland View Post
    How do I get imore on launcher? I have it downloaded but it's not in the list.
    Hey, I think you're talking about the iMore forum app and not the iMore news app. I also downloaded it for you and tested it. It doesn't appear. I also opened the ipa file of the app and searched in the configuration file... I'm really sorry to tell you, but the iMore forum app doesn't have a URL launch scheme, that means you can't launch it by any URL (I think).

    Maybe there is one, but it's not mentioned in the app file.

    I would recommend you to use the Tapatalk app, it's exactly like the iMore app, but 1000 times better, offer more functionality i.a. swiping back, you can use it for more than just one forum etc.
    AND it does have a URL scheme, so you can launch it via Launcher app/widget

    PS: no Tapatalk didn't hire me, I just recommend apps which are great, just like Tapatalk app. I use the Pro version of the app. You can use the free version and if you like it you can buy the pro version
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antron View Post
    Found my answer:

    "Apple has taken Launcher off of the App Store. We tried to avoid this, but Apple decided to disallow widgets with our functionality."

    From Launcher Twitter page. App still works but after 8.0.2 update I can't add system shortcuts anymore like "keyboard", etc.
    I re-added Launcher after updating to iOS 8.0.2 and was able to add shortcuts to iOS Settings Cellular, iCloud & iCloud Storage perfectly fine.

    Roland
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    All my Launcher presets to Settings still work. But, yeah, you can create custom URL schemes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolandh View Post
    I re-added Launcher after updating to iOS 8.0.2 and was able to add shortcuts to iOS Settings Cellular, iCloud & iCloud Storage perfectly fine.

    Roland
    Did you delete and reinstall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antron View Post
    Did you delete and reinstall?
    I deleted along with a few other apps to make room to do the 8.0.2 update OTA, then reinstalled from the App store last night.

    Roland
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    my wife and I share iTunes ID. I just downloaded Launcher from our purchased list to her phone. I have yet to check to see if it works. I found a 4 year old article on this subject by Rene.
    http://m.imore.com/apple-removing-de...apps-app-store

    Some things just don't change with Apple.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolandh View Post
    I deleted along with a few other apps to make room to do the 8.0.2 update OTA, then reinstalled from the App store last night.

    Roland
    Works now after reinstalled. Thanks.
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    Forecast+ is the best weather widget! I was using the Yahoo one but it irked me that it was off centered and was a little too big for me. Check out Forecast+!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fb2 View Post
    Hey, I think you're talking about the iMore forum app and not the iMore news app. I also downloaded it for you and tested it. It doesn't appear. I also opened the ipa file of the app and searched in the configuration file... I'm really sorry to tell you, but the iMore forum app doesn't have a URL launch scheme, that means you can't launch it by any URL (I think).

    Maybe there is one, but it's not mentioned in the app file.

    I would recommend you to use the Tapatalk app, it's exactly like the iMore app, but 1000 times better, offer more functionality i.a. swiping back, you can use it for more than just one forum etc.
    AND it does have a URL scheme, so you can launch it via Launcher app/widget

    PS: no Tapatalk didn't hire me, I just recommend apps which are great, just like Tapatalk app. I use the Pro version of the app. You can use the free version and if you like it you can buy the pro version
    Many thanks. I'll take a look
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xm_jdm View Post
    Forecast+ is the best weather widget! I was using the Yahoo one but it irked me that it was off centered and was a little too big for me. Check out Forecast+!
    Weather underground has one now. I like it better than Forecast+, though Forecast+ is nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antron View Post
    Weather underground has one now. I like it better than Forecast+, though Forecast+ is nice.
    I got it too. I like that it shows weather close to home. Most show the weather here 20 miles away at the airport. weather underground shows it right in my neighborhood.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Antron View Post
    Found my answer:

    "Apple has taken Launcher off of the App Store. We tried to avoid this, but Apple decided to disallow widgets with our functionality."
    Apple decided there are 25 hours in a day and that the world is square: Micro-managing maniacs!... But I still love my iphone
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanibel View Post
    Apple decided there are 25 hours in a day and that the world is square: Micro-managing maniacs!... But I still love my iphone
    Exactly. And me too! And I still have Launcher. I even downloaded it to my wife's phone, and she doesn't know it's there.


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    Thank you for telling me about launcher. I am really finding it useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    Exactly. And me too! And I still have Launcher. I even downloaded it to my wife's phone, and she doesn't know it's there.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    Unfortunately they've pulled the in app purchase.
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    I'm still trying to figure out how I missed the Launcher Widget App. I hope Apple brings it back. Maybe we should start a petition....SMILE
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    Downloaded NOAA Radar Pro and it's great. Like the widget too and it replaced Forecast+.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karenkcoulter View Post
    Unfortunately they've pulled the in app purchase.
    I just set it up on my Wife's phone. I had already purchased the in app. So I go to "restore purchase" in her app, and I put in my Apple password, and at first it says there's a problem. Try again. So I try again and get the same. Third time goes through. So my Wife has the in app now too. I honestly didn't think it would work.


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    Yahoo Weather
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    I got it too. I like that it shows weather close to home. Most show the weather here 20 miles away at the airport. weather underground shows it right in my neighborhood.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    I've had WU for some time, but on the 2nd page in a Weather folder. Now that it has cool widgets, it's in my Today screen. Have the Weather and the Weather Map enabled there.

    In some ways having the Widget functionality reduces my desire to have a badge icon. Now I can just as easily check temp and radar from today rather than having to open up the app. Something I enjoyed for years on Android. Glad to finally see Apple bring out widget and related functionality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dog5000 View Post
    I've had WU for some time, but on the 2nd page in a Weather folder. Now that it has cool widgets, it's in my Today screen. Have the Weather and the Weather Map enabled there.

    In some ways having the Widget functionality reduces my desire to have a badge icon. Now I can just as easily check temp and radar from today rather than having to open up the app. Something I enjoyed for years on Android. Glad to finally see Apple bring out widget and related functionality.
    I agree, now if they would do something with that awful looking ..."dock"
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