How to Read Accelerometer values in Icenium

In this post we will take a look on reading device Accelerometer values in Icenium . As we know Icenium is a Cloud based IDE works on top of Cordova or Phonegap. We will use Accelerometer API of Cordova to read device accelerometer values.

Let us say on click event of button we want to read current accelerometer value. Button can be created as following


<div id="homeview" data-role="view" data-title="Home View">
 <a data-click="GetData" data-role="button">Get Accelorometer Data</a>
 <div id="outputdiv" ></div>
 </div>

On click event of the button we will read Accelerometer values and display them in output div. On click event of button we are calling GetData JavaScript function. In GetData function we are making a call to function navigator.accelerometer.getCurrentAcceleration. In Icenium by default Phonegap reference gets added hence we do not need to add any referenced to work with cordova.


function GetData() {
 navigator.accelerometer.getCurrentAcceleration(onSuccess, onError);
 }

In onSuccess we will read accelerometer values and in onError function we will display error message.

In onSucess function we will read X, Y, Z and TimeStamp values as data.x, data.y,data.z respectively.

 function onSuccess(data) {
 var outputdiv = document.getElementById('outputdiv');
 outputdiv.innerHTML = 'X: ' + data.x + '<br />' +
 'Y: ' + data.y + '<br />' +
 'Z: ' + data.z + '<br />' +
 'Time: ' + data.timestamp;
 }

In onError function let us display error message as following

function onError() {
 alert("error occured");
 }

In this way we can read accelerometer values in Icenium. I hope you find this post useful. Thanks for reading.

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