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The Shifting Sands of Device Identifiers

Dec 11th, 2013

One of the key identifiers that WURFL uses to detect devices is the user agent (UA) string. This string morphs based on the device, OS version, browser version and several other dimensions. Over the lifecycle of a device, that device’s user agent will change – especially if you are gadget geek who upgrades, experiments with alternate browsers, or generally fiddles around with his/her phone or tablet.

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Making Mobile Device Detection Easy for Analysts

Dec 3rd, 2013

You are a data Cuisinart – slicing and dicing and analyzing all day long.  You have laid your hands on weblogs and you would love to figure out a whole bunch of questions related to mobile. Like, how many android tablets are using your web site?  How many non-smartphones?

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Great News for users of the Free WURFL Cloud

Nov 12th, 2013

“The sky is blue above the clouds.” –Pooh

We have some great news for those who would like to play around with a professional Device Description Repository such as WURFL, but think that it is either too expensive or too complex to set up. The number of capabilities available to Cloud users has been brought to 5.

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Report from PHP Conference 2013 in Munich Germany: RWD Keynote and HipHop for PHP

Nov 3rd, 2013

The thing about Hip-Hop today is it’s smart, it’s insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable.
–Barack Obama

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Virtual Capabilities and Filters: Introducing WURFL API 1.5

Oct 8th, 2013

virtual  
— adjective
1.        having the essence or effect but not the appearance or form of: a virtual revolution
2.        having the form or appearance but not the essence or effect of: virtual reality
3.        (rare)  capable of producing an effect through inherent power or virtue

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WURFL and Google Glass

Jul 2nd, 2013

Google Glass has received quite a lot of media attention lately.

Initially, we had gathered the information that the new tool did not come with a browser. But someone in Google had tipped us that this would change soon.

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Couple of Things (Smashing Magazine and Google Analytics)

May 14th, 2013

“The lack of money is the root of all evil”. — Mark Twain

Haven’t blogged in a while. Will two halves of a piece of news make a full blog post?  Let’s see.

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You are not a man until…(WURFL InFuze and Raspberry PI)

Mar 20th, 2013

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.

Pretty much everyone must have heard several instances of the “you are not a man until…” sentence followed by some more or less moronic action.

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WURFL and Responsive Web Design (RWD)

Feb 19th, 2013

Pretend for a moment that you’re working as a front-end developer.
(If you’re already a front-end developer, well, pretend you’re also wearing a pirate hat.)
— Ethan Marcotte, Responsive Web Design, page 17

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Dealing with the WURFL Manager Object in ASP.NET

Jan 23rd, 2013

WURFL is a cross-platform API available for a variety of platforms and languages. Any programmatic access to the data that WURFL holds passes through the WURFL manager object. In the end, using the WURFL API is quite easy; more interestingly, it requires the same approach and development pattern regardless of the language and platform you’re using.

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