Help wanted, need mobile testers

I’m currently working on a GD extension. (You’ll never guess which one. :wink: )
And I’d need your help testing it before I create a pull request on Github.

Could you open this url with you mobile device (Android, iOS, Windows, etc.) and check if it works?

(You can also try it on desktop and emulate the sensor via Developer Tools (F12) in Google Chrome)

Firefox and chrome on Android 7 : working fine !
Lenovo Yoga 3 tab+

I don’t know what exactly is it but It’s cool … it’s working when i move my mobile … lenovo a6010 … it’s working just fine .

Good luck …

Its a new input method. Mobile devices have a gyroscope sensor which notices in which direction you rotate the phone.
That way you can for example roll a virtual ball just by slightly turning your phone. A compass should also be possible.

It’s working very well! I put the phone different surfaces and watch was the surface straight and if the numbers are right :smiley:
My device: Samsung Galaxy S7

It works on all my Android devices and the Chromebook with the “native” Chrome browser.
It does not work however in Android browsers on my Chromebook and also does not work on my Amazon Fire HD8 in Silk. But it could be a limitation of the system or browser.

I guess, as long the browser support it should work, what I would be more interested to see if it works if we wrap it in to an APK. Would you be able to share an APK?

That would be the next step. I haven’t yet managed to get a manual Android export to work on my PC. (But I have to admit that I didn’t spend much time trying) Unfortunately the Build service doesn’t work with a custom version of the new IDE.

Your results sound promising though.

It’s working OK. My mobile device Huawei P8, Android 8.0 and Chrome. Good job.

Tried the whole evening to get that %&$§$% Cordova working for the Android export but it wants me to accept the Android SDK license which I already accepted.

You have not accepted the license agreements of the following SDK components:   Android SDK Platform 26

But I have already accepted all of the licenses via $ANDROID_HOME/tools/bin/sdkmanager --licenses
Anyone got an idea what could be wrong here?

Not sure what is the problem there, I assume you tried all the solutions you can find online which is basically saying to create the license file using this command.


    mkdir "%ANDROID_HOME%\licenses"
    echo |set /p="8933bad161af4178b1185d1a37fbf41ea5269c55" > "%ANDROID_HOME%\licenses\android-sdk-license"


mkdir "$ANDROID_HOME/licenses" echo -e "\n8933bad161af4178b1185d1a37fbf41ea5269c55" > "$ANDROID_HOME/licenses/android-sdk-license"

Some people also reported switching to an older API did solve the problem but as we know, it is no longer an option if you want to target Google Play Store, but remember that there is also the Amazon App Store on Fire OS and some manufacturers also ship their own app store on their Android spin using an older API, so maybe worth trying an older API anyway.

In case it doesn’t work, I would recommend using Visual Studio, it is offer a relatively simple and visual way to build a Cordova app for Android.
You can read the docs here. … rdova-2017

Basically, you need to create a Cordova project in VS, include your HTML5 app in the www folder, make sure you have cordova referenced in index.html and then go through all the options and build as the doc describe it.

Nice idea this extension !
Work fine on Huawei P8 Lite 2016 with chrome

Good news, the Orientation Sensor Extension got merged on Github and should be part of the next release.
You can find an article about its usage on the wiki.

Here is a preview of the included example projects (open with mobile device):

I take it that means it will be supported in the online APK builder too. At least I hope.
I can’t wait to use it. It was one of the features I was waiting for so long to have it in GD.

Thanks a lot!

I updated the test application and added the motion sensor:

Do you get any data in the “Rotation” section?

No, nothing. Tried with all my Android, Chrome and Amazon devices and nothing :confused:

Same as ddabrahim, I can’t see anything in the Rotation section (Android 7, Firefox), but the other two examples (ball and compass) works fine. By the way, the two examples have bad directions if you switch the phone from portrait to landscape.

The motion around the axes seems to be badly supported on mobile devices. I talked to 4ian and we decided to keep the functionality non the less. I will create a pull request in the coming days. But one can still calculate the relative motion by comparing the current orientation value with the one from the last frame.

The orientation sensor only delivers absolute values in relation to the earth, this is why you can make a compass by using the alpha value.
In order to use the orientation sensor you need to design the game either for landscape or portrait.