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From the Cloud with Love and Only the User Agent String

Jan 29th, 2014

by Dino Esposito, our WURFL Developer Evangelist for Microsoft Technologies and .NET Guru

When we designed the WURFL cloud API, we mostly thought of a web-based world. For this reason, the ASP.NET API requires an HttpContext object and uses it to understand just about  everything about the incoming request.

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WURFL Capabilities Got Virtual

Jan 27th, 2014

The WURFL platform has supported virtual capabilities in its WURFL Cloud service for a while. Now, with the release of the API 1.5, virtual capabilities have been revised and extended to the WURFL OnSite, WURFL InFuze and WURFL InSight frameworks. In this post, we discuss virtual capabilities and how to use them in .NET applications.

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Using WURFL for Device Detection

Jan 13th, 2014

For over 10 years, the WURFL Project has provided device detection through SourceForge. For many developers, WURFL is the first step in creating a great mobile experience. With the founding of ScientiaMobile, we have investing in new and  innovative products.

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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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