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Re: When should a Device API be exposed? Re: Atmospheric pressure sensosr API

From: Doug Turner <doug.turner@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:48:40 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHni0v-6RbucJ3iSi__1_3mqPK-KoX4LW0keyLPMiDMYpfEF=g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Josh Soref <jsoref@rim.com>
Cc: DAP <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Hey Josh,

We want simple-to-use javascript APIs for accessing device sensors on
a phone/tablet.  We must do that first.


On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 6:40 AM, Josh Soref <jsoref@rim.com> wrote:
> Doug wrote:
>> Exposing device apis through web intents is something that I am not
>> interested in.  From a browser pov, I do not think there is any
>> immediate market demand for exposing external sensors.  In many ways,
>> we are just trying to expose the functionality that native APIs have.
> You are just trying to expose functionality that may be present on some specific devices (mobile phones), I'm asking to be able to use the same apps developed for those mobile phones on devices that aren't mobile phones (such as desktop/laptop pcs). That might be by using a web intent provider from a phone to a web intent capable UA on the PC/Laptop so that it can run the same application that requires the sensor, but which isn't available in a desktop/laptop.
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