S60 wizard Samir has officially released the rotateME beta 5 for the general public! It is one of the most widely awaited applications ever and is compatible with the N95, N95 8GB and the N82 while a special version for N80, N73, E65, N81 is in the works.
Beta 5 brings a world of improvements, the biggest for me is the ability to hide the application from the default task manager! This is something I really wanted as it makes the experience complete, it is as if the rotate functionality comes inbuilt! The options to adjust sensitivity and reactivity work well and allow you to control the angle of tilt at which the screen rotates. The auto start option is also present. All in all a complete package. Wonderful work from a great man! Cheers to you mate! In case you can spare it, donate Samir a few PayPal dollars.
For those new to RotateMe, it is a freeware application which allow you to switch your phone screen from portrait to landscape and vice versa with just a tilt. Here’s rotateMe in action.
– Don’t forget to install N95AccelerometerPlugin.sis
– Sign the included .sis file and install.
To rotate the screen, keep this application opened and rotate the phone.
You can disable the rotation by pressing simultaneously Pen and Camera keys.
To close rotateMe go to Options -> Exit.
Here’s what the settings allow us to do:
Sensitivity: More sensitivity is set to a high value, more the display will rotate with a minor needing of rotation of the phone.
Reactivity: More this setting is low and more you have to keep your phone in landscape/portrait position to rotate the screen.
Auto Start: Enable this setting to launch rotateMe automatically at the phone boot.
Inactivity Delay: After this delay of inactivity, auto-rotation will be stopped. Press a key, or unlock the keypad, to reactivate auto-rotation.
Priority: High priority allows a better reactivity when big apps are launched.
System App: When activated, this setting prevents rotateMe to be closed by the OS in low RAM conditions.
Hidden App: Enable this setting to hide rotateMe from the tasks list.
Note: If you enable “Hidden App.” or “System App.” you will not be able to close rotateMe from tasks list.
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