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Tested with
Devices(s): Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia N97 mini
Platform(s): S60 5th Edition
S60 5th Edition
Keywords: Orientation, Sensor, Accelerometer
Created: (29 Mar 2010)
Last edited: axeljaeger (06 Apr 2010)



The QtOrientationTest shows shows how to obtain the device orientation and adopt the user interface accordingly. An arrow is shown on the display that is pointing "upwards". If the device is flat on the table or face down, either a circle with a dot or a cross is shown, meaning you look to the pointy end of the arrow or from the back to the fletchings.

The example currently uses the deprecated so called "Qt Mobile Extensions" and should be ported to the new sensor-API of the "QtMobility-APIs".

In action

See the application in action on youtube:

Testing the application

The example is either be meant to be compiled directly for the device or as a desktop application. When compiled for the device, the real sensor API is used. When compiled as a desktop application, a stub implementation of the sensor API is used that shows a window with 6 buttons to set the orientation.

Because of the usage of XQDeviceOrienation-class from the mobile extensions, ReadDeviceData-capability is needed. This capability cannot be granted to a self signed application. Use symbian signed online to test.

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