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Re: [magnetometer] Add RawMagnetometer, for uncalibrated readings.

From: Anssi Kostiainen via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2017 13:45:08 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
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I feel we are making a choice between web developer & implementer preference and theoretical purity of the model.

* Do we know web developers prefer and expect 1:1 mapping?
* Do any of the platform APIs provide such 1:1 mapping?
* Do web developers expect APIs that work for their use cases conveniently, or an API that maps 1:1 to the underlying sensor types?

@tobie can you help answer some of these questions?

I'd prefer us ship `UncalibratedMagneterometer` experimentally to developers to allow them to experiment with use cases such as [magnetic input for VR][1], and as a by-product of that collect more developer feedback, and adjust as needed.

[1]: http://smus.com/magnetic-input-mobile-vr/

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