Archive for October 2016

Golang Device Detection and WURFL: an Overdue Marriage

golang device detection with WURFL

“It does not matter how slowly you GO as LANG as you do not stop” – Confucius, slightly adapted Golang Device Detection and WURFL: A Great Opportunity By Luca Passani, CTO @ScientiaMobile Here at ScientiaMobile, we have heard requests over the last several years for a WURFL API that supported the Go programming language (AKA golang). Technically speaking, the idea of supporting golang has been attractive. But then again, a lot of other languages and technologies were worthy of WURFL support. We had to prioritize. Compared to other opportunities in the industry, golang consistently fell a little short. Nevertheless, we […]

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Client Hints in the Wild

Client Hints usage is growing for to help optimize images. The Mobile Overview Report 2016 Q3 (MOVR) shows 6% of images from Chrome browsers now use client hints. And both mobile and desktop usage is growing. What is Client Hints? Client Hints is an initiative from Google that addresses the shortcomings of handling responsive images only by markup. It’s simply too cumbersome and difficult to scale. The draft specification states An increasing diversity of Web-connected devices and software capabilities has created a need to deliver optimized content for each device. The Mobile Web Camp has been pushing this approach for years. The need for optimization […]

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Recalling Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Not So Easy

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Update on November 3rd: We now see that users are heeding the recall. Usage for Samsung Note 7 has dropped consistently over the last 3 weeks.  The usage has dropped to 33% of its peak level. After five weeks, traffic has dropped below the September 10th level, when the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission issued a recall notice. Note 7s are still out there being used. Samsung still has work to do to get the Note 7 out of circulation. Samsung has clearly had problems with its Samsung Galaxy Note 7.  On October 11, Samsung announced they were discontinuing the model.  But a recall […]

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