Mobile-Web Industry Expert Joins the Company Behind WURFL, the Popular Device Detection Framework
ScientiaMobile Inc, the company behind WURFL, the Wireless Universal Resource FiLe, has appointed mobile-web expert Jon Arne Saeteraas as VP of Innovation. Jon Arne will be responsible for the design of new tools offered to mobile web developers worldwide, both free and commercial. Prior to this, Jon Arne Sæteraas was the Head of the Products and Innovation team at Mobiletech AS and recently launched WhateverWeb.com.
ScientiaMobile offers device detection solutions to the web developer community and provides state of the art, accurate device capability lookup in formats and implementations familiar to the majority of web developers. Jon Arne will be responsible for Device Detection products that do not require expertise with server-side programming techniques, as is normally the case with traditional DDR (Device Description Repository) solutions.
“Jon Arne comes from Mobiletech. He has been an active member and long-time contributor in making the web mobile. His multi-year experience in the creation and deployment of frameworks for the mobile web in general, and WhateverWeb in particular, will be extremely valuable for ScientiaMobile” – says Steve Kamerman, ScientiaMobile’s COO.
“Device-agnostic web development techniques, such as Responsive Web Design and Progressive Enhancement represent well-established approaches to supporting the ‘Mobile Context’ in 2014. Yet, there is plenty of space for improvement when developers can count on solid device detection. Supporting those developers is part of ScientiaMobile’s charter and Jon Arne’s role will be instrumental to that end.” says Luca Passani, ScientiaMobile’s CTO.
“This is the first step in making WURFL available and usable in new ways. Jon Arne is a very welcome addition to our team” says Krishna Guda, CEO of ScientiaMobile.
ScientiaMobile provides the industry’s most accurate and flexible device detection solution, helping customers deliver great web experiences and manage the increasingly fragmented mobile device ecosystem. ScientiaMobile sells WURFL, a constantly-updated repository that catalogues thousands of devices and their capabilities and provides access to them via range of API languages. The WURFL framework enables many organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, to effectively design and analyze web experiences for an ever-growing range of smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and game consoles.