Introducing the Screen Orientation API

added by JavaScript Kicks
9/12/2014 11:18:46 AM


Everyone uses the web in a different way. There are people who use it to chat, others use it to watch movies, and others use it to play games. For those of you who access the internet to play games on their mobile device, I have a question: have you ever played a game that asks you to rotate the screen to start? I bet the answer is yes. The reason you have to rotate the screen is that the UI has been developed for a specific mode, portrait or landscape. If your web application has the same need, or you are developing one of these games, I have a JavaScript API for you: the Screen Orientation API. In this article I’ll discuss what it is and what it is good for.