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Re: [sensor] Feedback to Geolocation WG on Device Orientation?

From: SULLIVAN, BRYAN L <bs3131@att.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:39:11 +0000
To: "Tran, Dzung D" <dzung.d.tran@intel.com>
CC: "Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com" <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BBED5EEF-3138-46AB-A69A-C44F57D1EE68@att.com>
Thanks Dzung, that captures my general understanding. Having written signaling software dealing with low-level signal sensor integration, I can relate to the value of both handing that function off to a OS-level API while give the app the ability to set the criteria that makes sense for it.

Thanks,
Bryan Sullivan

On Mar 15, 2012, at 11:17 AM, "Tran, Dzung D" <dzung.d.tran@intel.com> wrote:

> Here is my take:
> 
> The current DAP Sensor API provides the capability to set the rate and threshold to control the reporting frequency for the specific sensor. Without these fine control, an application would get data at whatever the UA decided to retrieve sensor data from the platform, in turn the application needs to sub sampling the data to a rate more acceptable to its needs. Most native sensor API provides the capabilities to set rate and threshold today such as Windows and Android. There is no reason why this can't be exposed to the UA. Some requirement that needs to take in account is that a game would need sensor data at a faster rate than a home energy monitor application.
> 
> Thanks
> Dzung Tran
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SULLIVAN, BRYAN L [mailto:bs3131@att.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 4:58 PM
> To: Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com; Tran, Dzung D
> Cc: public-device-apis@w3.org
> Subject: RE: [sensor] Feedback to Geolocation WG on Device Orientation?
> 
> Dzung is probably more familiar with what we are losing by taking the functions out of the Sensor draft, but I will check to see if I have more specific comments than I have had (I know the concerns in general). You can give me an action for that.
> 
> Thanks,
> Bryan Sullivan 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com [mailto:Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:33 AM
> To: dzung.d.tran@intel.com; SULLIVAN, BRYAN L
> Cc: Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com; public-device-apis@w3.org
> Subject: [sensor] Feedback to Geolocation WG on Device Orientation?
> 
> Dzung,  Bryan
> 
> I believe from the list discussion that DAP would like to give some feedback to the Geolocation WG regarding the Device Orientation spec, based on material that has been removed from the Sensor API.
> 
> Perhaps it would make sense to draft a summary and share it first on the DAP list, and then share with the Geolocation WG.
> 
> I believe one of you may have taken an action on this, but we do not have a formal action recorded in our tracker tool. 
> 
> Shall we record an action, and if so, on whom?
> 
> regards, Frederick
> 
> Frederick Hirsch
> Nokia
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