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Tom Gallacher

gyro.js

gyro.js is an adaptor which combines all the current interfaces and standards on reading Gyro and Accelerometer information and combines them into one simple object.

Tested Compatability

iPhone >= iOS 4.x
Chrome >= 12.x
Firefox >= 4.x

Installation

Copy the file js/gyro.js to your web server or download from http://www.tomg.co/gyrojs.

<script src="js/gyro.js"></script>

Usage

At the bottom of your document after the including of gyro.js add the following.

<script>
    gyro.startTracking(function(o) {
        // o.x, o.y, o.z for accelerometer
        // o.alpha, o.beta, o.gamma for gyro
    });
</script>

API

  • gyro.frequency = 500 - How often to poll for changes.
  • gyro.getOrientation() - Get the current accelerometer and gyro information.
  • gyro.startTracking(function(o){...}) - Return the gyro data at the specified frequency defined in gyro.frequency
  • gyro.stopTracking() - Clear the interval set in gyro.startTracking.
  • gyro.hasFeature('devicemotion') - Check if the web browser supports either MozOrientation, devicemotion or deviceorientation
  • gyro.getFeatures() - Gets all accelerometer and gyro features supported.

License

Available in other licenses by contacting me.

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2011 Tom Gallacher <http://www.tomg.co>

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