Archive for April 2015

jQuery is mobile? Detect Mobile Devices with WURFL.js and jQuery

There is no need to explain how awesome jQuery is. It is the Go-To place for developers looking for tools. However, when it comes to browser and device detection, jQuery comes up short. A common question for jQuery is mobile device detection. However, jQuery.browser was deprecated, and finally removed in version 1.9. So, jQuery doesn’t provide functionality to detect browser or device. jQuery is mobile? Get the answer with WURLF.js Instead, the documentation recommends to try feature detection. Fair enough. However, we often get questions about whether WURFL and jQuery can play together. A quick Google search confirms that this […]

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Are You Ready For Google’s Mobile-Friendliness Rankings? Lessons From The Top 10,000 Sites

  “Mobilize or die” – Ian Carrington (Google) April 21, 2015 is the date when Google starts updating their search algorithms to consider “mobile friendliness” in the ranking of sites. This means that site owners who have not implemented a strategy for adapting their site and content for mobile devices will be ranked lower than sites that are optimized. This change is radical and will have impact on all mobile searches, in all languages, globally. Google goes as far as recommending site owners to use Responsive Web Design (RWD). In addition to RWD, Google itself implements both Adaptive Delivery and dedicated […]

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ScientiaMobile Releases Version 1.6 of its WURFL API for Mobile Device Detection

Get Improved Device Detection, New Capabilities, Webviews from Apps, and Improved Browser Identification Today, ScientiaMobile has released version 1.6 of its WURFL API.  This new version improves matching logic and significantly boosts the accuracy and performance of WURFL. Likewise, the new capabilities of “is_phone” and “is_app_webview” will help developers design code that categorizes and targets devices capable of making phone calls or web sessions launched by an app. Other major improvements found in version 1.6 include: Improved detection of Android 5.1 OS Improved detection of Internet Explorer Edge browsers Detections of webviews from Amazon Fire OS Identification of touch-enabled devices running Internet […]

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