The default behavior of a mag+ app is to work in both orientations, but you can choose to lock any vertical, issue or app to a particular orientation.
On any given vertical, you can choose whether it:
- Works in both orientations
- Read more about the Auto template
- Read more about pinning
- Presents a unique layout for each orientation
- Read more about Dual Layout
- Locks to one orientation
Note: Use the Orientation pulldown menu in the Vertical panel of the mag+ plugin to choose to lock a vertical in Portrait or Landscape. If the user holds the device the other way, he will be presented with a grayed out screen and an icon (as shown above). The icon may be customized as part of your app build.
You can also choose to lock an entire issue to a single orientation by using the Orientation pulldown in the Production Tool. If you choose to lock an orientation here, it will override any setting in the plugin. If this is set to Auto, it will respect whatever was set in the plugin. If you lock the orientation here and the user turns the device, he will see the same graphic as shown in the Per Vertical section.
Note: Even in locked orientation issues, users will still see the space between visible areas when they swipe unless you check the Compact Verticals box in the Production Tool. If that box is checked, the visible layouts will be cropped to the visible area in portrait mode. See diagram above.
At the App level
Finally, you can also lock your entire app to one of the four available orientations upon app build. This option is found in Build Options under the Apps tab in mag+ Publish, and requires a new build and app submission to change it from the previous setting.
If you choose to lock to any of these orientations, and the user turns the device to an unsupported orientation, the image on the screen will not change.