Firefox 3.6 detects machine orientation

Firefox 3.6 will be able to detect the orientation of laptops and mobile devices equipped with accelerometers that can tell which way’s down. The reason for the work: Web applications running in the browser’ll be able to use the information, useful for labyrinth-type games with virtual marbles rolling around boards, and any number of other gaming situations. […]

Firefox 3.6 will be able to detect the orientation of laptops and mobile devices equipped with accelerometers that can tell which way’s down. The reason for the work: Web applications running in the browser’ll be able to use the information, useful for labyrinth-type games with virtual marbles rolling around boards, and any number of other gaming situations. "One new feature that we're including as part of Firefox 3.6 is support for web pages to access machine orientation information if it's available," Blizzard wrote. "Many modern MacBooks and ThinkPads contain devices and drivers that expose this information. We've added support for Linux, Macs and some ThinkPads where drivers and devices’re available."