About ScientiaMobile

History of ScientiaMobile

ScientiaMobile owns and manages the WURFL (Wireless Universal Resource FiLe) device detection solution. WURFL is the industry’s leading device solution, accurately identifying over 50,000 device profiles.

WURFL began as an open-source project in 2002. Founders Luca Passani and Steve Kamerman were primary contributors. In 2011, Luca, Steve and Krishna Guda formed ScientiaMobile to take WURFL to the next level by building better APIs, providing enterprise-level support, and expand commercial use of device intelligence solutions.

ScientiaMobile uses the power of device intelligence to drive Mobile Optimization, Device Analytics and Image Optimization solutions. Our customers, including Google, Facebook, and Amazon, use our device intelligence solutions to deliver great web experiences, faster image downloads, and improve sales conversions from mobile customers. ScientiaMobile leads the industry in terms of accuracy, speed, and innovation. Our suite of device intelligence products (OnSite, InFuze, WURFL.js, ImageEngine and InSight) helps Fortune 500 enterprises effectively design and analyze web experiences for an ever-growing range of smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, IOT devices, and game consoles.


Krishna Guda – CEO and Founder

Krishna Guda - CEO and Founder of ScientiaMobile

Krishna brings over 18 years of experience in business development, sales, product strategy and service delivery in mobile, telecom and software industries. Most recently he was the Director of Sales and Channels Development at FusionOne (acquired by Synchronoss) responsible for strategic account sales and channel partnerships. As part of a turn around strategy being hired by the CEO, he successfully won a multi-million dollar contract that was later instrumental in FusionOne’s acquisition.

Prior to this, he was the Vice President of Business Development & Sales at BridgePort Networks (acquired by Counterpath) where he won the first commercial deal for the company with a reseller and a mobile operator in Europe. Prior to that he was the Services Principal of the Global Services Division at Openwave responsible for sales & delivery of mobile solutions to carriers. In addition, he helped successfully build a systems integration business unit and incubated the idea of a business intelligence platform that resulted in a new business and a solutions practice. Prior to that, he held enterprise architecture and product development roles at Oracle and Unisys.

Krishna earned his MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelors in Electronics Engineering from India.

Luca Passani  – CTO and Co-Founder

Luca Passoani - CTO and Co-Founder of ScientiaMobile

Luca Passani is the inventor, creator and maintainer of world-famous WURFL, the Wireless Universal Resource FiLe, and popular tools such as WALL and WNG.

Luca is an Italian software engineer with many years of experience in Web and Mobile Internet development. Prior to founding ScientiaMobile, Luca had spent seven years with Openwave Systems and two years with AdMob (now part of Google). In his career, Luca has taken part in projects for Telecoms throughout the US and Europe. Luca is known to the community of developers for creating WURFL in 2001. In addition, Luca has authored articles and co-authored books on Mobile Web Development, an area in which he is a recognized expert.

Steve Kamerman – COO and Co-Founder

Steve Kamerman - COO and Co-Founder of ScientiaMobile

Steve Kamerman is an IT innovator, specializing in Linux systems administration and high-performance web applications and is best known as the author of the popular Tera-WURFL mobile device detection library. In 2007, Steve designed a system of transcoding and delivering rich media to mobile devices, earning him the title of inventor on its patent. He is an expert in several diverse fields including programming, systems administration, network engineering, scalable web architecture and database administration. In addition, having been a part of the mobile web industry for 10 years, Steve is an integral member of ScientiaMobile core team.