this is a bit more tricky to implement than status bar color in navigationOptions because there is no native api built in to react-native to control the screen orientation. so we would need to either implement it upstream, or have the user inject some object that conforms to an interface we expect, or require that users install a particular library for managing this. the best would likely be to upstream...
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How is this not a priority? This is basic behavior for a navigation library. Hacky workarounds with fake nav bars? Then what's the point?
Anthony Glyadchenko: you can control the orientation using another API, it doesn't need to be exposed through navigationOptions. this is just for convenience