Vibration API in HTML5

In this blog, we shall see about the nice vibration API in HTML5.

Vibration API in HTML5 

 
Vibration is a simple, a nice way of alert when you get a new message or a phone call. It is especially useful when you are in a noisy environment or the place where you feel the ringing would be a distraction for others.
 
It is comforting to know that HTML5 is now providing us to play with the vibration on devices. But the HTML5 Vibrate API supports only the recent version of Firefox & Chrome.
 
To check the vibration API support in browsers,
  1. navigatornavigator.vibrate = navigator.vibrate || navigator.mozVibrate ||  
  2. navigator.webkitVibrate || navigator.msVibrate;  
  3. if (navigator.vibrate) {  
  4. // supports vibration API.  
  5. }  
Vibration Syntax
 
Vibration basic syntax is,
 
navigator.vibrate(long | [long]);
 
The vibrate function accepts milliseconds or an array of milliseconds.
 
Example 1
  1. // vibrate for 1000 ms  
  2. navigator.vibrate(1000);  
  3. // same like above but in array of ms  
  4. navigator.vibrate([1000]);  
In the above examples, we are setting the device to vibrate 1000 milliseconds.
 
Example 2
  1. // passing array of milliseconds  
  2. navigator.vibrate([50, 100, 150]);  
As we know, the vibrate function accepts an array of longs [milliseconds]. Here in the array, The ODD indexed numbers mean the delay for the vibration.
 
In the above-given example, the device will vibrate for 50 milliseconds initially and wait for 100 milliseconds then again it will vibrate for 150 milliseconds.
 
Canceling Vibration
 
To cancel the vibration, just pass 0 or empty array [] as shown below.
  1. // cancel any existing vibrations, pass 0 navigator.vibrate(0); // or pass empty array navigator.vibrate([]);  
As vibration is a non-blocking core function, your other scripts can run simultaneously without any script block.
 
 
The above link has the script to check the vibration on devices.
 
Source: w3schools