Thank you for getting back to us. The AppBuilder
companion app is a test utility
for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8 devices. It is designed to facilitate the development process by allowing you to more quickly and easily test your application on a device. However, the companion app is not meant as an alternative of publishing apps through the AppStore
Additionally, the companion app comes with limitations such as the inability to test icons and splash screens as well as restrictions in device orientation and family. Further, in the companion app you cannot run custom plugins or preview changes in the configuration files.
This is the reason why, in order to distribute your app you have to either publish it in a store and make it publicly available or take advantage of AppManager
to securely deploy it as a private app.
This being said, we understand your desire to have the orientation issue fixed as soon as possible and we will do our best to address it in a timely manner.