Thank you for your reply, Sean, it certainly clears up a few things.
Here are the things I figured out.
Firstly, the orientation bug applies only to older Archos devices
(generation 8/G8, such as the Archos 70 and 43 Internet Tablets). The
G9 line runs Android 3.2.1 with full support for landscape and
portrait apps. (An OTA update to Android 4.0 is rumoured to be
You are correct in assuming that the G9 line does not feature a rear-
facing camera. This appears to be the reason for it not to work. Oddly
enough, the app is reported to work on the front-facing camera of the
Archos 70 (G8), after addition of the fix that flips the image the
(see http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=40080 )
Although I share your concern about the implementation of the
mandatory compatibility check in Android Market, I must admit that it
was not the issue in this case. I side-loaded the app in order to
figure out exactly why it wouldn’t work. I just happen to be one of
those pesky geeks who won’t take no for an answer ;).
Oh well, I suppose I could tinker with the code in case I get bored.
Thanks for the info.