It’s considered a feature, but at times it can feel like a bug. If you have a touchscreen BlackBerry devices, you’ve clearly taken advantage of the accelerometer — the thing that makes the device change from portrait mode into landscape and back.
It’s obviously helpful when you’re looking at your device from different angles, but it’s a pain when the screen reorients itself when you didn’t intend it to. Thankfully, developer S4BB has an app that provides a solution. And, for the month of June, it’s free.
I’ve seen RotationLock in the store previously, but as far as I remember it was a premium app. But then I saw yesterday on BlackBerry Cool that they’re giving it away for free this month.
If you have a Torch or a Storm, I’d definitely recommend picking this up while the gettings are good. The screenshot basically tells the story of the app. It adds an option to your menu that allows you to lock the screen in either portrait or landscape mode.
It’s probably worth a buck, but you might as well get it while it’s free. Download RotationLock from the BBGeeks Store. This also gives me an opportunity to point out an app that I find utterly amusing.
It’s another touchscreen-only one, so it fits right here. It’s called DonTouch, and, well, it prevents people from touching your device. If someone does, it sounds an alarm.
You can turn it off by swiping up, which, presumably, the offending party does not know. It’s only a buck, so make sure to check out DonTouch. But, really, I wanted to feature this mainly because the video cracks me up.