W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-device-apis-log@w3.org > February 2019

Re: [deviceorientation] Add API for requesting permission to receive device motion / orientation events (#57)

From: erikmchut via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 02 Feb 2019 00:28:38 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-459913755-1549067317-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
@richtr we are members of the immersive web working group and are following the progress there closely, but the device motion / orientation APIs are in broad use today and this change affects us acutely.

@othermaciej, while the devicemotion permissions API is under consideration, could the WebKit team help lessen the impact to existing AR pages by allowing access to deviceorientation and devicemotion when a user has explicitly approved camera permissions for the page through getUserMedia()? This is used in 6 Degree-of-Freedom JavaScript libraries that power pages like the Sony Pictures' Spider-Man AR Experience: https://www.intothespiderverse-ar.com/ (currently broken in beta Safari 12.2b). Since the iOS getUserMedia permission is requested on every page load and typically only on high-trust sites, it seems likely to mitigate the fingerprinting concerns and privacy concerns from additional motion information.

GitHub Notification of comment by erikmchut
Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/deviceorientation/issues/57#issuecomment-459913755 using your GitHub account
Received on Saturday, 2 February 2019 00:28:41 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Saturday, 2 February 2019 00:28:41 UTC