DeviceOrientationEvent.DeviceOrientationEvent()

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 DeviceOrientationEvent constructor creates a new DeviceOrientationEvent.

Syntax

var deviceOrientationEvent = new DeviceOrientationEvent(type[, options])

Parameters

type

Either "deviceorientation" or "deviceorientationabsolute". If the later, then options.absolute should be true.
options Optional
Options are as follows:
  • alpha: A number representing the motion of the device around the z axis, express in degrees with values ranging from 0 to 360.
  • beta: A number representing the motion of the device around the x axis, express in degrees with values ranging from -180 to 180. This represents a front to back motion of the device.
  • gamma: A number representing the motion of the device around the y axis, express in degrees with values ranging from -90 to 90. This represents a left to right motion of the device.
  • absolute: A boolean that indicates whether or not the device is providing orientation data absolutely.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Device Orientation Events Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser Compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 59 ? ? ?
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 59 59 ? ? ? ?

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