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RE: Rechartering Device APIs & Policy Working Group

From: Nilsson, Claes1 <Claes1.Nilsson@sonyericsson.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 14:59:00 +0100
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>, "Dailey, David P." <david.dailey@sru.edu>, "steveblock@google.com" <steveblock@google.com>, Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>
CC: "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Anthony Grasso <anthony.grasso@cisra.canon.com.au>
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Hi Dave,

Yes, the Geolocation WG has created a draft specification, "The DeviceOrientation Event Specification", for access to accelerometer, magnetometer and gyro data: http://dev.w3.org/geo/api/spec-source-orientation.html.

There was activity on the WG's mailing list on this specification during the autumn 2010 but has been quiet since then. 

Steve, Andrei, can you give an update on the current status?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-device-apis-request@w3.org [mailto:public-device-apis-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Robin Berjon
> Sent: den 3 februari 2011 11:52
> To: Dailey, David P.
> Cc: public-device-apis@w3.org; Doug Schepers; Anthony Grasso
> Subject: Re: Rechartering Device APIs & Policy Working Group
> Hi David,
> On Feb 2, 2011, at 16:11 , Dailey, David P. wrote:
> > Thanks for the message. It sounds like a good thing! The camera part
> of this sounds like some things I've heard members of the SVG WG
> discuss.
> You can already get a taste for it and send us some feedback:
>   http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/camera/
>   http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/camera/Overview-API.html
> > A question of clarification: would these API's include things like
> accessing accelerometers on things like cameras and cellular phones?
> Last I heard accelerometre was in the remit of the Geolocation WG. I
> have no idea where they're at with that though, I haven't heard about
> it in a long time. It might be worth coordinating with them there.
> > The distinction between the devices listed under  1.  Goals  (namely
> "camera, microphone, address book, calendar, or system information such
> as network connection and battery level") and 2. Scope ("desktop
> computers, laptop computers, mobile Internet devices (MIDs), cellular
> phones") isn't entirely clear to me, but is there may be a reason for
> including cellular phones in one category but not another?
> The first list is about the functionality that is exposed, the second
> about actual terminals on which the code may be running. You can access
> the camera irrespective of whether you're on a laptop or a mobile phone.
> But I see how the confusion could arise, maybe we can refine the
> wording.
> Either way perhaps should not say "cellular" but rather mobile.
> Thanks for your feedback, keep it coming!
> --
> Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
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