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The following is not backed up by any type of scientific research, but rather from observation. Screen sizes between 4" and 5" - These devices can be used one-handed if they are held in portrait orientation. Holding them in landscape mode is a bit awkward, often requires to use both hands for interaction and as such is only used when there is a substantial ...


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Most products for professionals such as IDEs, advanced photo and video editing tools, commonly run on desktops and notebooks, which has landscape orientation. I know only one case of optional using portrait mode on desktop, this is some DTP software. It is usual kind of layout for such app: left tool panel and working area. Sometimes there is right panel, ...


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LANDSCAPE... For iPad, there is an article at: http://ipad.appstorm.net/general/weekly-poll/which-orientation-do-you-prefer-to-use/ The above article contains a survey on 'Which Orientation do you prefer to use?' Current results are: Portrait 25.39% Landscape 60.26% No Preference 14.35% Looks like Landscape is beating portrait by more than double... ...


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I decided to do some research to answer this question so I did a survey and collated the results. The basic answers were: 7 inch Given the choice 72% of 7 inch tablet users would prefer to hold the tablet in a portrait orientation. The majority of these were Android users, although that's possibly because there were very few iPad users with that screen ...


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I owned an HTC Magic - one of the first Android devices. And AFAIR it was possible to put springboard into a landscape mode in early versions of the Android OS, but... It was awful. Basically because of widgets which get scaled and placed randomly since you have a different number of cells (Android splits screen into grid cells and use them to define ...


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first question: why would you want to promote landscape photos as compared to portrait? Which works best depends entirely on the subject of the photo, thus you will need to look for your solution there, make it natural for the users to create landscape format photos rather than portrait format. Of course we all know that people use their phones to make ...


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What justification is there for not allowing web pages to do the same [only work in a single orientation]? Phone manufacturers or the browser-makers have been slow to implement this for either technical or business reasons, which may or may not be justified depending on your point of view... BUT! deviceorientation events can now be used (at least ...


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In matters of UX, a webpage IS allowed to force a certain orientation. The problem is, browsers are not allowed to access a phone's native functions like the camera and the accelerometer. It is expected webapps will have the same access as native apps in the near future, meaning phones will give developers APIs to access the camera and the accelerometer, we ...


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Tailoring for a specific orientation in a phone web-app is going to cause problems for some sub-set of your users that are forced to use the other mode. Here are a couple of examples showing situations which require a user to use their phone in one orientation or the other, regardless of the way the app thinks it should be used. This list is non-exhaustive, ...


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It usually depends on the context in which your app is being used. For interactive and typing intensive apps, people prefer using the 10 inch tablets in portrait whereas the 7 inch tablets are mostly used in landscape as its easier to type two handed using thumbs than it is using one handed to type in portrait. (That being said, Swyping makes it a bit easier ...


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For a professional application I would go with this criteria: If a decent bit of typing is involved, go for landscape mode, else portrait mode. Reason being, you get a bigger keyboard (!) for typing in landscape. But, that being said, a huge critical condition will be the usage of this application: If it is mainly to be used on the go - portrait is better ...


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The main reason could be that both Android phones and iPhone were designed to be used with only one hand, and with one hand you could not perform the same tasks with physical buttons on the bottom. The screen size is increasing, and physical buttons started to disappear from Android phones, so I think they will introduce the feature you are looking for ...



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