DeviceMotionEvent.DeviceMotionEvent()

Non-standard
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The DeviceMotionEvent constructor creates a new DeviceMotionEvent.

Syntax

var deviceMotionEvent = new DeviceMotionEvent(type[, options])

Parameters

type

Must be "devicemotion".
options Optional
Options are as follows:
  • acceleration: An object giving the acceleration of the device on the three axis X, Y and Z. Acceleration is expressed in m/s2.
  • accelerationIncludingGravity: An object giving the acceleration of the device on the three axis X, Y and Z with the effect of gravity. Acceleration is expressed in m/s2.
  • rotationRate: An object giving the rate of change of the device's orientation on the three orientation axis alpha, beta and gamma. Rotation rate is express in degrees per seconds.
  • interval: A number representing the interval of time, in milliseconds, at which data is obtained from the device.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Device Orientation Events Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
ExperimentalNon-standard
Chrome Full support 59Edge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support 59Chrome Android Full support 59Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.

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