FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about ScientiaMobile and its products. If you cannot find your answer, feel free to contact us.

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Customer Vault

  • What is a Customer Vault
    ScientiaMobile serves commercial licensees of WURFL and ImageEngine by offering them a personal virtual space in which they can access licensed and updated versions of WURFL products. Every user who registers with ScientiaMobile obtains access to their customer vault via a username and password. Such a vault is initially empty and gets populated with the goodies that the user acquires as they become commercial licensees.
  • What do commercial WURFL licensees find in their Customer Vault?
    The Customer Vault contains the software that has been purchased and their the associated licenses. WURFL OnSite and WURFL InFuze customers will find several weeks of the WURFL device data updates. ScientiaMobile releases a new WURFL device data update every week. The Vault also contains a customized URL to the latest update that should be entered into the WURFL Updater configuration. In the vault, WURFL Cloud Customers will find a link to the Cloud Control panel, giving access to: personal API keys, WURFL capabilities, usage history, and WURFL Cloud client for the different programming platforms.

Licensing

  • Can I get a free open source version of WURFL?
    As of Release 1.8, the WURFL API is only offered under a commercial license or an evaluation license that expires in 30 days. WURFL is no longer released under AGPL or open source licenses.  Users looking for an economical option can consider WURFL Cloud Lite or WURFL.js Lite.
  • What is the price of a commercial WURFL license?
    ScientiaMobile offers several WURFL products, each with the their own license type. In general, for on-premise products (WURFL OnSite, WURFL InFuze, WURFL Microservice for Docker, and WURFL InSight) the price varies based on scope of usage (Mobile Web Optimization, Analytics, Advertising), the number of detections, the number of WURFL Capabilities, the scope of the deployment (single site, multiple sites, OEM), and the size of the company. All of the premise-based products are based on an annual subscription fee. Pricing for WURFL Microservice for AWS can be found at AWS Marketplace. Cloud-Based products (WURFL Cloud, WURFL.js Business Edition) have different pricing plans, but all are billed monthly. WURFL Cloud varies based on the capabilities used and the number of detections.  WURFL.js Business Edition is priced based on the number of unique visitors to a website. If you have any questions, please contact our sales to learn more about a pricing plan that matches your needs.
  • My company uses WURFL for analytics and reporting purposes. Do I need to license WURFL commercially?
    Yes. Please contact ScientiaMobile and our sales team will work with you to create an offer that best fits your analytical solution needs. ScientiaMobile treats mobile optimization, advertising, analytics, and image optimization as separate use cases that require specific license terms. WURFL Cloud cannot be licensed for the analytics use case.
  • My product bundles WURFL which I sell to multiple customers. Do I need to acquire a single commercial license for each of them?
    ScientiaMobile also offers OEM commercial licenses for the WURFL OnSite and WURFL InFuze products. Pricing is based on the number of customers and is considerably lower than the price of multiple single licenses. Please contact ScientiaMobile for details.
  • What is the renewal timeframe on the WURFL license?
    Premise-based products (WURFL OnSite, WURFL InFuze, WURFL InSight, WURFL Microservice for Docker) renew based on an annual fee. These fees provide access to updates to clients, APIs or device data within the scope of their particular product during that initial and renewal timeframe. Cloud-based products (WURFL Cloud, WURFL.js), are monthly fees and renewals.

WURFL Device Detection

WURFL OnSite Trial

  • What are the limitations of the WURFL OnSite Trial Version
    The WURFL OnSite API included in the trial download is a fully functional version of the latest API release. The trial's WURFL device data snapshot XML contains a basic set of 15 popular WURFL device capabilities. Contact us if you want to add more WURFL capabilities that are not included in the trial set. ScientiaMobile has more than 500 capabilities to meet your needs. The XML included with the trial is created once at the same time as the most recent API version release. The trial version XML is not updated weekly (unlike paying customers who do receive weekly updates). Therefore, depending on the length of time since an API version release, the downloaded XML may not have the most recent devices. This trial configuration provides enough performance and accuracy to prove out a proof of concept for technical development teams.  If you want the most updated version of the XML, then please fill out a sales inquiry and we are more than happy to discuss your requirements. In terms of licensing, the trial period expires after 30 days from initial download. Trial users are not allowed to use the API or XML after this trial period.
  • What is the license for the WURFL APIs?
    As of Release 1.8, the WURFL API is only offered under a Commercial license or an Evaluation license that expires in 30 days. WURFL is no longer released under AGPL or Open Source licenses.