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UA Sniffing, Feature Detection and Device Detection

Nov 11th, 2014

A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.
-Bob Dylan

In a fast moving industry like mobile, new terms, words and abbreviations constantly pop up. Over time, those terms may change their meanings as more people start to use (and sometimes abuse) them.  The concepts themselves sometimes mutate.

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Responsive Images Specification and Real-World Scenarios

Oct 25th, 2014

The real problem is not whether machines think, but whether men do.

B. F. Skinner

Finally the long awaited Responsive Images specification (respimg) is making its way into browsers. Briefly summarized, the Responsive Images specification introduces two new attributes to the img element, sizes and srcset, and a brand new <picture> element.

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MOVR: A Free Report that Every Mobile Stakeholder Would Better Know About

Sep 9th, 2014

A few years ago, a company called AdMob had a brilliant idea: create a freely-available report on the state of the Mobile Internet: which devices are the most popular? how do OSes and their respective versions break down across regions and countries? what browsers are users using?

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Lighten up with LIGHTTP

Aug 20th, 2014

We are proud to announce a new WURFL InFuze module available for Lighttp. Scientiamobile offers WURFL InFuze as a service for those of you that demand a high performance and easily scalable solution for server side device detection.

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Introducing WIT: the WURFL Image Tailor

Jun 13th, 2014

Resizing images is not a new concept by any stretch of the imagination. Those who, like me, have been involved with the mobile web since the WAP era, are very familiar with the problem of not sending 200kb pictures to phones that could only handle 10kb XHTML-MP pages.

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InFuze Node.js with WURFL

May 29th, 2014

We are happy to announce the addition of a Node.js Module for our high performance C++ API to deliver server-side device detection at the blazing fast speeds that a Node.js application deserves. We have also made the installation process just as fast by allowing you to install the module with a single `npm install` command.

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Python Grabs WURFL InFuze And Squeezes Out Analytics

May 7th, 2014

by Filip Sufitch , the Python Handler

Python programmers frequently deal with huge amounts of Web log data. Many of them want device capabilities to be a part of that data so they can analyze how various device types and capabilities impact Web usage.

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Valgrind Your Memory Leaks Away

May 6th, 2014

If you are not already familiar with using Valgrind, it is an excellent tool for finding and debugging pesky memory leaks in C and C++ programs.  Even the smallest memory leak can cause a high performance application to crash over time.

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When WURFL marries Client-Side: Introducing WURFL.js

Apr 5th, 2014

One month ago, we announced WURFL.js (pron: WURFL DOT J-S), but we had not mentioned it on our blog yet. The “trial period” is over and it is time to promote the new beautiful creature a bit more prominently. There’s a lot to be gained for developers here.

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WURFL Adds Maven Support for Java Programmers!

Mar 18th, 2014

We are proud to announce that we have made it even easier to include the WURFL API into your Java project with the introduction of a private Maven repository!

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