Feature proposal: mobileActualAllowedOrientations?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sat Jan 27 19:16:36 EST 2018

J. Landman Gay wrote:

 > On 1/27/18 3:43 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote:
 >> Thanks, Ralph.  Looks like a bug then - reported:
 >> http://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=20916
 > I'd have to think about this. If the alternative is to only have a
 > tiny misrepresentation of a landscape-only stack, do we want the
 > behavior changed?
 > How do other apps, like some games, handle this situation?

Good question.  You can check out some on your phone, but a quick check 

- YouTube: respect my preference until I fullscreen a video, then
   the video fills the screen in landscape until I return from

- Netflix: respects the locked orientation until playing a video,
   then goes to fullscreen landscape until I stop the video.

- HBO Now: same as Netflix.

- Amazon: always respects locked orientation, unless playing
   video, then acts as Netflix does.

I guess I don't have a lot of apps that are landscape-only.

IIRC I did once have a game on this phone, and it opened full-screen in 
landscape regardless of my orientation lock.  Seems reasonable, because 
as you say that app experience wouldn't make sense in portrait.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at FourthWorld.com                http://www.FourthWorld.com

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