Thank you for your post.
This issue may be related to Apple's deprecation of Orientation Control due to Split View capabilities. You might check Set Allowed Orientations is not supported in iOS 9 | FileMaker for information from FileMaker, Inc.
I hope this information is of use!
Ddid you try with split view switched off (General->Mulitasking->Allow Multiple Apps)?
Thanks Torsten, just tried it, without success. This is breaking us badly, we have customers that have upgraded to IOS 9 that can no longer use our FMGo ipad app.
Stuck between Apple, FileMaker and Microblink, with no path to resolution after a couple days battling it.
Makes me think we'll have to move faster than I wanted to xojo or another alternative development environment as such pains keep popping up.
Any further ideas are welcome,
If this is an iOS 9 issue, Xojo won't help.
Not rotating the screen back into the caller app's set orientation is dysfunctional from a user's point of view.
I would expect a mobile multi-tasking OS to support the orientation of the app that is active on screen.
Not allowing the app to use it's design orientation is wrong, is regression.
Maybe a Refresh Window can trigger rotation to the correct orientation. We surely need a workaround in order to get things back in place.
The update-the-OS-fast frenzy has it's victims.
We have tried about every script step in filemaker to try to make the screen rotate back in landscape mode. Even tried calling "OpenURL" so we'd get out of FMGo and comeback using a URL callback, without any luck. If we hit the home button and come back in FMGo the layout will load correctly, but we just can't find a way to do it programmatically.
Bottom line, we just cant find a way to rotate back in landscape mode. If even we could downgrade to iOS 8.4.1, but with Apple forcing us into iOS 9 through SHSH, we're really stuck. Been looking at ways to fake the SHSH servers with no success. TinyUmbrella hack won't help with iOS 9, especially if you haven't saved your Blobs before upgrading.
Isn't FileMaker still a fully owned subsidiary of Apple? Then why release incompatible software together?
So far, our hopes rely on:
1. MicroBlink releasing an update that would NOT rotate the screen
2. Apple to fix the app switching routines so that it comes back into the previous orientation
3. Filemaker to provide a screen rotation script step
4. We get to completely re-layout the app in portrait mode
5. rewrite the app in Xojo such that we can control screen rotation
6. ask our customers to sell their new iPads and buy used ones with iOS8
1,2,3 we have no control over. 4,5,6 are all pretty painful.
Is it just me or this feels a whole lot like everything we hated about Microsoft in the late 90's?
Yes, this is what everyone hated about MS in the 90's. And this is what initiated their descent.
In fact, if basic mobile functions like programmatic control of screen rotation are likely to break with each new OS version, I would be careful with recommending the iPad to customers. In principle its an excellent tool, but such an unpredictable product management simply breaks it for many business cases.
What can FMI do in order to mitigate the impact on their customers?