C H A P T E R  6

Sensors

This chapter covers the use of sensors on Windows Phone. The base requirements for manufacturers are the accelerometer, compass, proximity sensor, light, and A-GPS. In this version of Windows Phone, you have access to Accelerometer, Compass, and Gyroscope.

An accelerometer measures acceleration forces, such as gravity or movement. The accelerometer, like the other sensors, is built extending the class SensorBase<TSensorReading>, where TSensorReading implements the interface ISensorReading. When we have access to the other sensors exposed by the API, we will use them all in the same way. The accelerometer data are exposed by the AccelerometerReadingEventArgs class, which exposes three properties for the x-, y-, and z-axis ...

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