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Landscape Tablets & Phones - app goes back and forth between landscape and portrait depending on page

Kitfel 21 10 September 28, 2015 at 07:01 AM
hello! Please do not forget about us on tablets, who are locked in landscape mode.

Ever since adding the advertisements, we have a pretty big problem. When we are on a page that has ads, our display rotates to portrait mode and is locked there. But then if we move to a forum, or a board that does not have ads, our display rotates back to landscape mode. So as we navigate the app a lot we have to keep turning our whole tablet back and forth back and forth. This is really annoying.

When I install an app like this that I've never used, I delete the app. For example when a problem like this occurred with my poker site, I moved all my money to another poker site. Of course I love slickdeals and because I already use the app, I just put up with this very very annoying situation. Since it's been a while it looks like it's not high on your priority list to fix this. Even if you just lock everything to portrait mode, that would be much better than the way you have it. For other reasons I need to lock my tablet in landscape.

Most apps like yours will turn to portrait mode and continue in portrait mode as long as I use the app. That would be much more acceptable than the way it is now.

I hope that I have succeeded in explaining the significance of the problem. If you would like, I would be happy to post a video showing you how difficult it is to use the app for me and others who use tablets, and phones in landscape view. Another alternative is that some developers put out tablet versions of their apps.

Thank you for all the hard work you do on the mobile app and on slickdeals in general. I'm not looking out only for myself here, but I'm sure you will lose some potential users for this who try the mobile app and decide not to use it. and I have a feeling that locking down the app to portrait would be a pretty simple solution that would improve it a lot. Of course I and many others would prefer to use it in landscape mode though!

I wrote this with voice recognition so forgive any grammar and punctuation screw ups. Thanks again! Jenny

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new version looks great so far ... thanks! Bravo!
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I guess I spoke too soon. The new app crashes when I open a deal, first it tries to rotate to landscape, then it crashes. This is the sort of thing that you probably should have fixed before upgrading the app. Thanks for registering my feedback.
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I guess I spoke too soon. The new app crashes when I open a deal, first it tries to rotate to landscape, then it crashes. This is the sort of thing that you probably should have fixed before upgrading the app. Thanks for registering my feedback.
hi kitfel,

thanks for the feedback! i'm not a dev but when you say "new" are you referring to the beta android app?
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I also find this landscape issue a problem. I used to be able to view FP in landscape on my galaxy note pro 12.2 but for the past few months I've been locked in portrait.
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hi kitfel,

thanks for the feedback! i'm not a dev but when you say "new" are you referring to the beta android app?
Yes I was referring to the Android beta APP. But I see in an update that tablet-optimized versions are coming soon so I am really excited for that! I do experience random crashing on the tablet and also on my phone which I run very much like a tablet. Usually using landscape mode. I hope this helps and if there's anything I can do to test anything I would be happy to. I use a samsung galaxy note, a very popular tablet.
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Yes I was referring to the Android beta APP. But I see in an update that tablet-optimized versions are coming soon so I am really excited for that! I do experience random crashing on the tablet and also on my phone which I run very much like a tablet. Usually using landscape mode. I hope this helps and if there's anything I can do to test anything I would be happy to. I use a samsung galaxy note, a very popular tablet.
i'm not a dev but i'm sure they appreciate the feedback. the app is now out of beta and it looks like the newest version is 3.0.5

as you mentioned, it's definitely a work in progress but the mobile app team is listening. hopefully the next update will address some of the issues you raised Smilie. for what it's worth, there's a new dedicated feedback thread here if you have more suggestions/comments.

thanks again for the feedback!
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Quote from acesmuzic View Post :
i'm not a dev but i'm sure they appreciate the feedback. the app is now out of beta and it looks like the newest version is 3.0.5

as you mentioned, it's definitely a work in progress but the mobile app team is listening. hopefully the next update will address some of the issues you raised . for what it's worth, there's a new dedicated feedback thread here if you have more suggestions/comments.

thanks again for the feedback!
Android now has full Landscape support.

iOS will have Landscape in our next release, coming very shortly (should be live well before Black Friday.) Thanks!
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