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abhishek_puppalwar
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Does BlackBerry PlayBook has API support for Magnetometer?

Hi All,

 

I want to know that is there any API support for Magnetometer on BlackBerry PlayBook AIR api set?

I want develop an application which needs some magnetometer support, pls reply me with this ASAP.

 

thanks 

Abhishek

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jtegen
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Re: Does BlackBerry PlayBook has API support for Magnetometer?

Not at this time and there has been no indication from RIM when that might be provided.
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CoCopia
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Re: Does BlackBerry PlayBook has API support for Magnetometer?

Kinda makes me wonder why it's there at all! :Wacko:

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jtegen
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Re: Does BlackBerry PlayBook has API support for Magnetometer?

If I had to *guess*, everyone is working on the NDK, so we *might* get an updated SDK for AIR after that and *possibly* some updates to the API and new features. So that *might* occur later this summer/fall.
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abhishek_puppalwar
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Re: Does BlackBerry PlayBook has API support for Magnetometer?

Can we run 7.0 apps on PlayBook?
Also 7.0 has support for Magnetometer.
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peter9477
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Re: Does BlackBerry PlayBook has API support for Magnetometer?

You cannot yet run BB OS apps on the PlayBook. That capability (at least for some earlier versions, if not 7.0) is promised for some time this summer or fall.

Note that there's no reason to think a 7.0 app will magically have access to the magnetometer on the PlayBook just because they do on the phone. The PlayBook may not even have a driver for the magnetometer sensor yet, and the BB OS support wouldn't be likely to provide that until it's also available for native PlayBook apps.

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abhishek_puppalwar
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Re: Does BlackBerry PlayBook has API support for Magnetometer?

Thanks peter9477 and jtegen for the imformation :smileyhappy:
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CoCopia
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Re: Does BlackBerry PlayBook has API support for Magnetometer?

Just listened to the NDK WebCast, and Christopher Smith and Joel Keller have definately confirmed support for the gyroscope and compass with the NDK.

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peter9477
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Re: Does BlackBerry PlayBook has API support for Magnetometer?

Very strange, but currently I see two answers marked -- simultaneously -- as Accepted Solutions. Didn't realize that was possible...

(For the record, jtegen really has the answer on this one... mine was just extra info.)

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
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jtegen
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Re: Does BlackBerry PlayBook has API support for Magnetometer?

I hope this will float up to the AIR SDK. I hope there wont be a division of capabilities between the different SDK's.
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