Why landscape mode?

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Re: Why landscape mode?

Postby sketch » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:47 am

For a while, I had a broken windshield mount, from which the phone cradle could be separated. The cradle, with my phone in it, fit perfectly sideways within the lid of the storage compartment below the radio in the Prius I had at the time. I couldn't justify spending $$ on a new mount at the time, so I used it like that for a while. It was pretty far from my line-of-sight, but it looked like it belonged there.
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Re: Why landscape mode?

Postby Gysekn » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:10 pm

Because I live in a place where suction cup ring marks on your windshield, and evidence of dash mounts are an invitation to break the Window. My phone sits nicely on my console in landscape, and I don't want to drive around looking at my phone in portrait, sitting in a cup holder.
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Re: Why landscape mode?

Postby Sokushi » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:47 pm

Here is a 1000 words why Waze needs landscape display orientation option, especially on an iPad:
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Waze is useless without landscape. I am going to have to use something else until this feature is added.
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Re: Why landscape mode?

Postby Sokushi » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:46 pm

After shutting the iPad down and bringing it back up Waze rotated into landscape mode. Yay!
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Re: Why landscape mode?

Postby sketch » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:39 pm

sokushi wrote:Here is a 1000 words why Waze needs landscape display orientation option, especially on an iPad:
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Waze is useless without landscape. I am going to have to use something else until this feature is added.

That's odd that it hadn't switched to landscape mode. Waze does support landscape and has done so for a very long time. Maybe switching the iPad's rotation lock on and then off again would have fixed it.
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Re: Why landscape mode?

Postby kondadotm » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:07 pm

I think I would answer the subject with another question: why wouldn't you?

Specially now that double DIN Radios like the Pioneer AppRadio are getting more common, along with similar only-screen-Radios Waze should be actually designed to be able to use it 100% landscape.

I'll probably search for or open -- if nonexistent -- another thread in the Waze App subforum to ask for Waze being able to work all the time in landscape mode. It is just awful when you are using it in landscape and it goes back to portrait/vertical when you want to navigate or give some specific alert.

Bear in mind ALL AVIC/Navigation radios are using landscape and that is not the future, but already our present time. And Waze should adapt to it, not the other way round.

Actually you aren't using your phone directly anymore, but the phone works like an externally hooked up notebook which does the math and the radio is your mouse-keyboard-screen-combo.
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Re: Why landscape mode?

Postby Superfraggle » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:11 pm

Personally I prefer portrait, but I use landscape as I also use my phone as a blackbox, so the video is much better recorded in landscape.
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Re: Why landscape mode?

Postby sketch » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:43 pm

kondadotm wrote:I'll probably search for or open -- if nonexistent -- another thread in the Waze App subforum to ask for Waze being able to work all the time in landscape mode. It is just awful when you are using it in landscape and it goes back to portrait/vertical when you want to navigate or give some specific alert.

Does Waze do this? I used to use Waze exclusively in landscape (some time ago) and I was able to do just about everything in landscape mode. It's been a while, maybe it's new bugs, or maybe it's specific to App Radio.
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Re: Why landscape mode?

Postby kondadotm » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:20 pm

sketch wrote:
kondadotm wrote:I'll probably search for or open -- if nonexistent -- another thread in the Waze App subforum to ask for Waze being able to work all the time in landscape mode. It is just awful when you are using it in landscape and it goes back to portrait/vertical when you want to navigate or give some specific alert.

Does Waze do this? I used to use Waze exclusively in landscape (some time ago) and I was able to do just about everything in landscape mode. It's been a while, maybe it's new bugs, or maybe it's specific to App Radio.


Thank you sketch for asking this... I actually found out it has to do with how the AppRadio manages the phone's screen. The solution is pretty simple: you have to have the "rotate screen" activated on the phone. If not, the radio "forces" Waze into landscape, but as soon as you need to type or choose some specific option it goes back into portrait mode.

So actually this only happens when using Waze with AppRadio. Just activate "rotate screen" on the phone and everything works like a charm!
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Re: Why landscape mode?

Postby sketch » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:01 pm

Cool! Glad you got it solved.
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