idea for Neo 2nd generation: Accelerometer

Jose Ildefonso Camargo Tolosa ildefonso.camargo at
Wed Jan 24 17:55:36 CET 2007

On 1/24/07, Gabriel Ambuehl <gabriel_ambuehl at> wrote:
> On Wednesday 24 January 2007 17:04, Tim Newsom wrote:
> > For GeoPointing to work right, you would also need an electronic compass
> > module in the phone....
> I think that's actually the only thing you really need for it to work. Not
> sure how an accelerometer would help figuring out what direction the phone
> has?

The accelerometer can allow you to know what directions the phone
"went", and 3d orientation (rotations and stuff).  The compass, would
just be for "calibration", because you can trust them all them time
(just put a compass above an long iron piece, and you will see it
"move" from the original direction).

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