Rotate iPhone’s Menu Icons in Landscape Mode With SBRotator

While using your iPhone you might have wondered why the landscape view is not available for the main menu. You can view the menu icons in the portrait view only while other applications can often be viewed in portrait plus landscape view.

Sadly there is not built in support in the iPhone OS for sliding your phone sideways and being able to view the menu icons in landscape view. But no need to worry: I have discovered an iPhone application that does just the job. I am referring to SBRotator.

As you can see in the image above, the application successfully places the menu’s icon in their proper places in the landscape view. To achieve this look all you have to do is rotate your phone.

When you turn your phone, the icons will resize and re-orient themselves to fit to the new layout; all the app labels are centered in the correct spot. The application icons will look normal again if the device is flipped upside down. While flipping same to same is virtually lag-free, users will experience a noticeable lag while shifting from portrait to landscape (and vice versa). But this is only version 1.0 of the application. In future releases these creases will hopefully be pressed out.

Watch a video of the application in action here.

SBRotator will cost users $1.99 and is available from Cydia.

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