Keith Irwin

Compass App

Jan 2, 2017

Web Development


I wanted a quick way to try out the fancy new device orientation spec for web apps. That was my initiative in making this project. It's a web app which shows a user's direction using a simple compass rose. 

I had the compass coded together in less than an hour. “That was too easy,” I thought, and started adding features. 

The current version of this program shows GPS coordinates as well as direction. It also has data, supplied by Google's elevation API. 

It's worth noting that this is only worth using on a smartphone, and that the data is not very accurate. Different phones and browsers seem to respond to the spec differently. Still, it's an exciting glimpse into the future of web apps. 

More information, as well as updates, can be found on the github page below. 


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