The drop down is affected by the os of the device. The difference in os and screen size, it is best to design a layout for each device that your app will be running on. I would suggest taking a look at some Go examples on the internet. You may have to use a portal to get a more readable list. Here is a couple links to get you started.
I appreciate the info, but using a portal is not directly solving the situation I'm trying to describe. In fact the info included on the "Designing interfaces..." page suggests this: "Field font - Lucida Grande 18 pt, Field height - 25 px, Vertical spacing between fields – 31 px, Buttons – 41 px tall"
I made a screen shot to show that, in fact, my field text is 24pt, but when I want a drop-down list (remember, I have 2800 items!), the list is offset, and quite small, the text is very much smaller than the suggested size for field text; it sure defies the design tips for the interface!
I have "solved" the problem by having my product layout holding only one item, but displaying as a list view. With some discovered script steps to select, commit, and such, I have avoided the annoying iPad menu, now we just have to scroll through a long list. Yhe red button copies the lineInfo and then opens a main file to paste the info into a record in a portal, getting me past the need for a drop=down list in the portal.
Not as elegant as the desktop version, but it works for me.