Google Bringing Accelerometer Support To Chromium

In a move that will bring more screen-orientation awareness to web applications, Google has added accelerometer APIs to the WebKit HTML renderer, which will help it monitor orientation changes and accelerometer activity. With that, Google is preparing to bring the feature to Chromium, which will allow web application developers to track the device’s orientation via Javascript, and perform different actions whenever the orientation changes. Considering that more and more devices are getting accelerometers built into them, this might be an interesting development, and we’re looking forward to seeing this feature being used by developers.

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