DeviceOrientationEvent

The DeviceOrientationEvent object provides web developers with information from the physical orientation of the device running the web page.

Event DeviceOrientationEvent

Constructor

DeviceOrientationEvent.DeviceOrientationEvent()

Creates a new DeviceOrientationEvent.

Properties

DeviceOrientationEvent.absolute Read only

A boolean that indicates whether or not the device is providing orientation data absolutely.

DeviceOrientationEvent.alpha Read only

A number representing the motion of the device around the z axis, express in degrees with values ranging from 0 (inclusive) to 360 (exclusive).

DeviceOrientationEvent.beta Read only

A number representing the motion of the device around the x axis, express in degrees with values ranging from -180 (inclusive) to 180 (exclusive). This represents a front to back motion of the device.

DeviceOrientationEvent.gamma Read only

A number representing the motion of the device around the y axis, express in degrees with values ranging from -90 (inclusive) to 90 (exclusive). This represents a left to right motion of the device.

DeviceOrientationEvent.webkitCompassHeading Non-standard Read only

A number represents the difference between the motion of the device around the z axis of the world system and the direction of the north, express in degrees with values ranging from 0 to 360.

DeviceOrientationEvent.webkitCompassAccuracy Non-standard Read only

The accuracy of the compass means that the deviation is positive or negative. It's usually 10.

Example

window.addEventListener('deviceorientation', (event) => {
  console.log(`${event.alpha} : ${event.beta} : ${event.gamma}`);
});

Specifications

Specification
DeviceOrientation Event Specification
# deviceorientation

Browser compatibility

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See also