Hmmm … so that’s not what you want to see when you first launch a new iPad app – a portrait screen while the iPad is currently in landscape mode. And not at all what you’d expect from an app – like PressReader here – whose publishers sent out a big, bold email campaign shouting about how their excellent app is now available for the iPad.
I thought perhaps just the load screen had its knickers in a bit of a twist – but no, I’ve tried moving all round the app and it has no clue what landscape mode is.
So … PressReader team – nice job on the promotional side, not so much on the execution front. Did you guys not watch Steve’s demo of the iPad? All those bits where you turn it whatever way you want and it rotates and such? This is the first iPad app I’ve seen that misses the boat on screen rotation.