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I was on the Google Chrome GPU team implementing Chrome's GPU subsystem including WebGL and Pepper 3D. I've shipped over 17 commercial games from Atari 800/Apple 2/Commodore 64 days all the way through PS3 and Xbox 360.

http://games.greggman.com

http://github.com/greggman

@greggman


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comment Why is it ok that apps don't respond to device orientation but webpages are expected to?
I did that too. Unfortunately many people have their orientation locked. For a native game that's not a problem but for a web game that sucks. They have to go over to settings, unlock, play the game, then later re-lock. It's annoying :(
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comment Why is it ok that apps don't respond to device orientation but webpages are expected to?
I tried that but all kinds of problems came up. First it doesn't rotate as expected, it's off the screen NxN pixels, the amount is different per device. Second you've got to manually set the viewport otherwise it says in small portrait viewport mode. Then on top of that all kinds of things broke, Input no longer works because the input events are not rotated, relative input positions don't work because no libraries take rotation into account. Usually they check absolute positions all the way up to the root but those don't work with rotation. Also, stuff moves in un-expected ways :(
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comment Why is it ok that apps don't respond to device orientation but webpages are expected to?
Yep, I wouldn't be asking this question if I wasn't making an app (game) that requires a certain orientation. All I can do now is use CSS to say "rotate the phone to landscape" whereas ideally I'd just like the page to show up in landscape just like so many native games do.
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asked Why is it ok that apps don't respond to device orientation but webpages are expected to?
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asked What's a valid reason for the iOS home button going back to the last app from the task switcher?
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revised Best UI to allow expert users to enter an ip address? (IPv4)
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comment Best UI to allow expert users to enter an ip address? (IPv4)
I don't see how option 1 is better for layman. Where will they see an example of an IP address without the periods? How would option 1 help?
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answered Best UI to allow expert users to enter an ip address? (IPv4)
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