Nike+ has a lock orientation option. Why don't other apps?!?

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  1. actorkid macrumors 6502

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    I just played around with the nike+ app for the first time, and I discovered it has options to lock the screen in portrait, left landscape, and right landscape....

    Why don't they effing do this for other apps like messaging, etc.?!?!?!?

    I hate that I have to wait for messages to rotate when I open the app. I wish this option were available so my freaking texts would open in the orientation i prefer....not to mention it would calm the complaints of people who like to use the phone while laying down...


    /rant
     
  2. vinay427 macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. However, you may want to change the thread title to "lock orientation" instead of "lock screen" because they're different things.
     
  3. actorkid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    only made it "lock screen" because thats what they call it in the nike+ app
     
  4. vinay427 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, well I don't use Nike+. I'm not saying you're wrong or anything, but "orientation" is more accurate, at least from what I've heard on these forums. Well, you changed it anyway! :D
     
  5. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    I guess because the point of the app involves moving they felt it was important enough to offer the option.
     
  6. ericvmazzone macrumors regular

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    The Kindle app has the same feature, I think I may have see a few others but I don't recall them off the top of my head.
     
  7. vinay427 macrumors 6502a

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    Also VanillaSurf.
     
  8. mcdj macrumors 604

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    One of my biggest pet peeves is apps (besides games) that allow 360 degree rotation. News Feeds does this. If I want to read it in bed at night, on my side, the screen won't stay in landscape...it just keeps rotating back to portrait.
     
  9. brett429 macrumors member

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    I completely agree that ALL apps need to have some kind of rotation lock; especially Messages, Safari, and Email. It's so annoying to be trying to read something in bed, only to have it flip on you. :( Does anyone know of a jailbreak app that would make this possible? Hopefully Apple will implement it eventually.
     
  10. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    The Mobilty Ware paid Solitare app does this too. I use it for potrait because I like solitare in portrait. When you open the appm whatever orientation it is in it recognizes and locks it in 3 seconds, with a message saying as such. No more switching until you close the app. :) Screens included.

    All apps should have this choice.
     

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  11. arykmax macrumors regular

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    I like the way the Kindle app does it with the small lock icon in the corner to lock the orientation in place. More devs should include this simple option or a variation of it.
     
  12. sseelman macrumors regular

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    Stanza has it also. Just open it the way you want to use it and locks the main reading screen accordingly.

    I agree, as many posters have said, that the overall iPhone needs to have a universal lock orientation feature. It really is obnoxious to have Safari, mail, Messages, etc.... flipping around when using in bed. I know there are tricks to make it stay to a degree, but it needs to be an option to make it stay the wayyou want it.
     
  13. demiurgical macrumors member

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    lol it seems quite a few of us seem to browse the web and read/send emails from bed.

    It's so annoying when it rotates on you when you're in the email app and sometimes it just gets stuck in landscape orientation and I have to leave the app and go back in to get it back into portrait orientation.
     

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