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

From: Tim van Scherpenzeel via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:44:45 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-459299115-1548931484-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Even though I agree with the general premise I have a few concerns:

The existing VR / AR / 360 camera viewers / experiences will break (similar to the autoplay audio policy did on Chrome). If certain permissions have existed on the web for a long time you cannot remove them without breaking anything.

I'm not sure if I agree with the proposal of @griffin2000 regarding a pop-up asking for permissions. I dread going to any news websites because as soon as the page loads I get bombarded with permission requests and I refuse them 99.9% of the time.

If we want the web to be able to compete with native applications (think seamless AR / VR) developers need powerful tools and be able to create a user experience that does not feel like installing an app every-time to go to a website. In my opinion the web should feel like an open space to surf and explore, not a walled off section with border security.

How exactly are advertisers exploiting these sensors in a way that is deemed so disastrous and unsafe that the rest of the people who try to push the web into new creative directions have to suffer?

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