11 Feb '13, 8am

What is... the Android Sensor Manager? - (blog) #android

What is... the Android Sensor Manager? - (blog) #android

One of the things that make a smartphone smart is its ability to detect movement, orientation and aspects of its environment (temperature or humidity). Tilt it, twist it or shake it and a smartphone app can possibly detect the movement and display application appropriate responses. What that is exactly will vary, of course, from app to app. A game may use tilt to change the flow of a ball, or a drawing application may use a shake to clear the current screen, a bit like Etch-a-Sketch... The ball is in the developer's court, as it were, to make the most of the smartphone and its operation in any given environment How is all this done? By in-built sensor management, and for Android this means the Sensor Manager. It manages the various sensor readings and in turn makes them available for use by developers in their apps.

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