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Re: web intents version of sensor api

From: Mounir Lamouri <mounir@lamouri.fr>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:34:55 -0700
Message-ID: <4F709AAF.5070104@lamouri.fr>
To: public-device-apis@w3.org
On 03/24/2012 09:36 AM, Carr, Wayne wrote:
> Before dropping the sensor API I think it would be useful to consider
> what a sensor API spec would look like if changed to using WebIntents. 

The idea behind Web Intents is to have APP A requesting an activity to
be done and APP B doing the requested activity. That means APP B will
have to be able to *do* what is requested. If there is no Sensor API, I
wonder how APP B would be able to do that...

Also, I don't think "GetSomeValue" would be a really appropriate use
cases. Web Intents should stay activities which mean the user will have
to do some action. Here, the value is known by the system, it's all
about retrieving the value, nothing else.

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Mounir
Received on Monday, 26 March 2012 16:35:21 UTC

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