One thing I cannot stand is how RIM is continuously missing the small things when it comes to building the dream OS for our precious BlackBerrys. For instance, a lot of people have been getting irritated of the Storm’s autotilt feature. Disabling and enabling should be a NATIVE feature in the Storm’s OS but its not.
Fortunately for us, Ajani InfoTech Private Limited have come to the rescue. They have been tinkering with the ability to stop the autotilt. They have appropriately called it StopTilt.
This does exactly what it’s named to do. It stops the Storm from autotilting when you don’t want it to. Simple, right? That’s because it is. StopTilt can be switched on and off separately for each application. For example, you can have it locked in Portrait Mode on the main screen, have it locked in Landscape Mode while you are surfing the mobile net and have it disabled when reading emails. All at the same time!
From the developer:
“If you are tired of Storm auto rotating the screen exactly when you don’t want it to, then this is the perfect solution for you. Lock it!
Now you can use your Storm from the comfort of your bed without having to worry about orientation! Read your emails in portrait mode, or browse websites in landscape mode or whichever way you like.”
I have had my Storm for over a month now and I am in love, although, I have to admit that I have been getting slightly (note: slightly) irritated just like the rest of the Storm community about the autotilt feature. Especially when reading the news on the internet. So I am excited that Ajani InfoTech has come up with this and will continue to use it.
RIM: If you reading this, maybe it’s time to have public betas with your OS’s. It would be a great way to get feedback for applications or features that should be native. Like this one.
Pros: Enable and Disable as user sees fit!
Cons: Battery pulls reset configuration.
You can pick up StopTilt here on trial and if you like it, can purchase it for the inaugural price of $2.99 (until May 18th). After that it will be $9.95.