android mobile

29 Mar 2011 - 9:36am
3 years ago
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Locking Android App in Portrait Mode for Device with Keyboard

Hi all,

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. 

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