Window: deviceorientationabsolute event

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 deviceorientationabsolute event is sent to the ondeviceorientationabsolute event handler on a Window event when absolute device orientation changes.

This event is not cancelable and does not bubble.

Syntax

Use the event name in methods like addEventListener(), or set an event handler property.

addEventListener('deviceorientationabsolute', event => { });

ondeviceorientationabsolute = event => { };

Event type

Event properties

DeviceOrientationEvent.absolute Read only

A boolean that indicates whether the device is providing orientation data absolutely.

DeviceOrientationEvent.alpha Read only

A number representing the motion of the device around the z axis, expressed 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, expressed 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, expressed 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 north, expressed in degrees with values ranging from 0 to 360.

DeviceOrientationEvent.webkitCompassAccuracy Non-Standard Read only

The accuracy of the compass given as a positive or negative deviation. It's usually 10.

Specifications

Specification
DeviceOrientation Event Specification
# dom-window-ondeviceorientationabsolute

Browser compatibility

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See also