Rotation Locker

Rotation Locker


Bothered by having your phone flip to portrait or landscape while laying down? Too lazy to look around Android settings to enable/disable autorotate? This app is the solution.

This is a very simple free app that allows you to do the following:

- Lock your screen's rotation in Landscape, Portrait or Auto. When you launch the app, you're faced with these three options.

- Includes a Tasker/Locale plugin so you can automate the rotation switch based on different profiles.

- Ability to launch the app from any window in Android by long pressing on the search key. (Only for devices that have a physical search button).

- Long press on any orientation profile to activate a persistent background service. (This is useful if your phone seems to exit the locked orientation all of a sudden due to low memory resources).

- A widget is provided so you can lock into whatever your current orientation is. (Useful for reverse landscape for example).


I've searched the Market for an app that will lock my screen's autorotate to landscape and found only one paid app that runs a service continuously in the background (regardless of chosen screen orientation) so I wrote this up. It's free and the background service is optional.

It should work on any device sporting Android 2.1 (Froyo) and higher.





keywords: screen control autorotate landscape portrait rotate rotation orientation

Recent changes:
v1.4.2
+ Expose to Google TV

v1.4
+Added a footer note to the menu

v1.3
+Added a widget to lock into whatever your orientation happens to be at the time of click. This is useful for reverse landscape for example.

v1.2.2
+Short click on portrait/auto will behave like default android portrait/auto. If you want to enforce "auto" long press on it (that way, even the apps that don't go into landscape will).
+Added ability to run a persistent background service for both Portrait and Auto modes.
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4.2
User ratings
3305
Installs
100,000+
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File size
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About Rotation Locker
Bothered by having your phone flip to portrait or landscape while laying down? Too lazy to look around Android settings to enable/disable autorotate? This app is the solution.

This is a very simple free app that allows you to do the following:

- Lock your screen's rotation in Landscape, Portrait or Auto. When you launch the app, you're faced with these three options.

- Includes a Tasker/Locale plugin so you can automate the rotation switch based on different profiles.

- Ability to launch the app from any window in Android by long pressing on the search key. (Only for devices that have a physical search button).

- Long press on any orientation profile to activate a persistent background service. (This is useful if your phone seems to exit the locked orientation all of a sudden due to low memory resources).

- A widget is provided so you can lock into whatever your current orientation is. (Useful for reverse landscape for example).


I've searched the Market for an app that will lock my screen's autorotate to landscape and found only one paid app that runs a service continuously in the background (regardless of chosen screen orientation) so I wrote this up. It's free and the background service is optional.

It should work on any device sporting Android 2.1 (Froyo) and higher.





keywords: screen control autorotate landscape portrait rotate rotation orientation

Recent changes:
v1.4.2
+ Expose to Google TV

v1.4
+Added a footer note to the menu

v1.3
+Added a widget to lock into whatever your orientation happens to be at the time of click. This is useful for reverse landscape for example.

v1.2.2
+Short click on portrait/auto will behave like default android portrait/auto. If you want to enforce "auto" long press on it (that way, even the apps that don't go into landscape will).
+Added ability to run a persistent background service for both Portrait and Auto modes.
User reviews of Rotation Locker
Great App. I use it to force landscape on my logitech revue (google tv) so apps that try to force portrait will work such as airdroid and mint.com.
Mar 12, 2012
Locks my screen in landscape in both modes on my Archos IT 70 tablet. Please fix!
Mar 4, 2012
works for my device, very simple app
Jan 9, 2012
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 19, 2014
Awesome - These features should be built into android The persistent auto orientation is extremely useful. I use my phone with a kickstand and bluetooth keyboard to respond to email. It's a huge pain that the home screen doesn't orient itself in landscape when the phone is turned (especially considering it does this with tablets). Your awesome, light, free app has made my phone infinitely more usable in this scenario. I would pay for this app.
A Google User
Aug 17, 2014
Oh, brilliant! I was trying to do this with Tasker.
A Google User
Aug 17, 2014
Doesn't work when I open any aplcation like chrome please fix it
A Google User
Aug 9, 2014
Great app! This is exactly what I was looking for! Simple and it works... Great job
A Google User
Aug 6, 2014
Ok it's great and all that I can lock my rotation, but what's the point if, while using your app, my standard automatic rotation slows down to a 3 second delay. So if I flip my phone I have to sit there and stare at it while your app takes its sweet time rotating the screen. It's just trading one annoyance for another. Increase rotation speed and responsiveness for a 5 star rating. (LG Optimus F6) - 4.1.2