Locking Android App in Portrait Mode for Device with Keyboard
29 Mar 2011 - 9:36am
3 years ago
I am designing an Android app that will be locked in portrait mode.
My question is regarding Android devices with a keyboard. If I lock the app in portrait mode, when the user slides out his or her keyboard in a landscape orientation, the app will not reorient to landscape to allow the user to type via the keyboard.
Does it make sense to pop up the on-screen keyboard when the user tries to slide out his/her keyboard in landscape mode? This would be to indicate that only the onscreen keyboard is available to use.
What are your thoughts?
Does Android support portrait/landscape on a per-screen basis?