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Load Balancing Now Available with 99% Accurate Device Intelligence

HAProxy Technologies Integrates ScientiaMobile’s WURFL Mobile Device Detection

RESTON, Va., Jan. 25, 2017 — HAProxy Technologies, the company behind the world’s most-widely used software load balancer and application delivery controller, has integrated ScientiaMobile’s WURFL InFuze device intelligence to provide enterprises with scalable application delivery while simultaneously driving mobile optimization and device analytics. Available on both HAProxy Community and HAProxy Enterprise Edition (HAPEE), enterprises can now process mobile web traffic by smartphones, tablets, and desktops and pass WURFL’s device intelligence to downstream applications.

Benefits:

  • Provides increased flexibility and scalability for load balancing via software on virtualized, containerized, and physical platforms.
  • Supports integration of mobile device intelligence into load-balancing logic, enabling more efficient use of mobile web servers.
  • Available on HAProxy Enterprise Edition (HAPEE), an enterprise-class version of HAProxy that includes a robust and cutting-edge code base, enterprise suite of add-ons, expert support, and professional services.
  • Delivers WURFL device capabilities to any downstream application across the network, simplifying mobile optimization and collection of device analytics.

 

“Forward-thinking enterprises are moving towards efficient load balancing of mobile traffic by using reliable, scalable, and secure software application delivery controllers like HAProxy. With WURFL InFuze, we can increase that efficiency while delivering valuable device intelligence to applications across the enterprise,” said HAProxy Technologies CEO Dujko Radovnikovic.

“We are excited to add HAProxy to our WURFL portfolio to better support our enterprise customers,” said ScientiaMobile CTO Luca Passani. Adding, “WURFL has always focused on innovation and accuracy. This expansion stays true to the high quality of our device intelligence offerings.”

HAProxy users can deploy virtualized, containerized, or physical instances with WURFL support on commodity servers giving them the ability to rapidly respond to traffic while containing costs. WURFL InFuze for HAProxy provides a high-speed API that complements HAProxy’s fast and highly-available application delivery solution.

WURFL users receive weekly updates of the device detection repository, which is more than 99 percent accurate and identifies more than 50,000 devices. HAProxy can pass WURFL’s device intelligence via amended HTTP headers to any downstream application. These applications can leverage WURFL device capabilities such as: device model, device price, device manufacturer, form factor, screen size, screen resolution, OS version, browser, and more.

About ScientiaMobile

Since 2011, ScientiaMobile has introduced six WURFL products, seven server modules, eleven supported coding languages, a fifteen time improvement in server speed, cloud detection, intelligent image CDN, integration with six business intelligence tools, internet of things detection, and more than 500 other device attributes.

About HAProxy Technologies

HAProxy Technologies is the company behind HAProxy, the world’s most widely used software load balancer and application delivery controller.

High-profile websites including Booking.com, GitHub, Reddit, StackOverflow, Tumblr, Vimeo, and Yelp choose HAProxy for reliable performance, advanced security, and extensible features.  Trusted by leading cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, and serving as the reference load balancer in OpenStack, it sets the standard for superior application delivery.

The company’s range of solutions empower enterprises with the flexibility and confidence to deliver websites and applications with high availability, performance, and security at any scale and in any environment.

HAProxy Technologies is headquartered in Waltham, MA, with offices in France and Croatia.  Learn more at http://www.haproxy.com/

Contact: Bethany Libus, 703-310-6650 x118, bethany@scientiamobile.com

ScientiaMobile Achieves Recognition as CIOReview’s Top 20 Most Promising Content Delivery Network (CDN) Solution Providers of 2016

Powering the CDN Market with Device Intelligence and Image Optimization

 

RESTON, Va. December 21, 2016 — CIOReview selected ScientiaMobile’s ImageEngine CDN as one of the 20 Most Promising CDN Solution Providers for 2016. In an interview, Steve Kamerman, ScientiaMobile’s COO & Co-Founder, identified emerging trends in value-added services for CDNs and explained how ImageEngine delivers properly-sized images to a growing mobile audience.

ImageEngine Benefits:

  • -Reduces image payload and accelerates page load time by 60%, resulting in improved web performance.
  • -Resizes images based on device capabilities and optimal file compression formats.
  • -Offers white-label image and mobile optimization services to CDNs looking to add value added services.

 

“Image optimization simultaneously reduces image payload and significantly improves page-load speed, all the while leveraging the latest technology like HTTP/2, Client Hints, and Resource Hints,” said Kamerman.

ImageEngine is unique among CDNs and image resizing services because it proactively identifies devices by using WURFL device detection. ScientiaMobile’s WURFL device detection solution works by probing incoming HTTP requests and matching them to more than 50,000 device profiles. Businesses can use this real-time device information (e.g. model, OS, price, screen size, browser) to dynamically optimize their offerings, web experiences, and reduce image payload. ScientiaMobile has invested substantial engineering resources to enhance accuracy and speed to support web leaders and CDNs like Verizon EdgeCast.

“As we address the needs of various industry verticals, we may well intersect with the CDN space. We’ve been doing mobile optimization since 2001 and are growing at a great pace. We are committed to applying our experience and industry leadership to improving the CDN space. Our goal is to help combat the commoditization that is occurring among CDNs,” added Kamerman.

 

Contact Information:

Bethany Libus
Bethany@scientiamobile.com
www.scientiamobile.com

Inc. 5000 Selects ScientiaMobile as The Leader in Fast-Growing Device Intelligence Market

ScientiaMobile Ranked 1,295 on Inc. 5000 list

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Reston, VA.  August 17, 2016. Inc. magazine has ranked ScientiaMobile 1,295th on its list of fastest-growing private companies. This prestigious ranking reflects ScientiaMobile’s leadership in the field of Device Intelligence and Mobile Web Optimization. It also reaffirms the growing use of Device Intelligence among enterprises like existing customers Google and Facebook.

“At ScientiaMobile, we use accurate Device Intelligence to offer solutions that improve the mobile experience and make web pages have a faster load-time. Inc.’s ranking confirms what our customers tell us – that device intelligence has a huge impact on results and profitability in a mobile-first world. We are honored that Inc. recognizes these mobile trends, ScientiaMobile’s innovations, and our operational excellence,” said CEO Krishna Guda.

Since 2011, ScientiaMobile has set the industry standard with it WURFL Device Intelligence products. Using WURFL to solve the problem of device fragmentation, enterprises can perform real-time mobile optimization, target advertisements, and collect analytics on their mobile users’ results. Likewise, enterprises are using ImageEngine to automatically resize images, reduce payload, and improve mobile performance.

About:
ScientiaMobile provides the industry’s most accurate mobile device intelligence. With our WURFL and ImageEngine solutions, we help enterprises optimize their mobile web experience, resize images for mobile devices, deliver device-aware advertising, and collect device analytics. ScientiaMobile sells WURFL, a constantly-updated repository that catalogues thousands of devices and their capabilities and provides access to them via a 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.

NY Times cites WURFL analysis of Facebook’s in-App browser

NY Times Technology writer Farhad Manjoo wrote in his article:

“Facebook now derives the vast majority of its revenue from mobile ads. Its sales are growing at a breathtaking clip. People now spend more time on the Facebook app than doing anything else on their phones. Facebook’s embedded web browser — which opens if you click a web link from within the Facebook app — is now used to access nearly as many web pages as the included web browsers on Android and iOS, according to a report by the research firm ScientiaMobile.”

Read the entire article here.

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WURFL’s is_App_Webview capability can help you identify App-embedded browsers like Facebook’s. If you need real-time identification, check out WURFL InFuze for enterprise grade device detection.

Splunk and Talend Users Can Now Identify over 40,000 Mobile Devices and Analyze Web Traffic With WURFL InSight

Reston, VA., March 8, 2016/PRNewswire/ — ScientiaMobile has launched its WURFL InSight modules for Splunk and Talend which enhances Web logs with up-to-date information regarding devices and their capabilities. Leveraging a new high-speed architecture, WURFL InSight for Splunk and Talend provides device intelligence about mobile smartphones, tablets and other devices visiting your website.
Learn more in this video:

Using these Business Intelligence (BI) tools on the enhanced Web logs, you can drill down on the form factor, device model, operating system version, manufacturer, and over 500 other capabilities. Marketing/Business Analysts, IT Operations Teams, and other Analysts across an organization will benefit from WURFL InSight. They can fine-tune their mobile Web strategy, improve their mobile users experience and interface, gauge the success of advertising campaigns across specific devices, or answer a host of other strategic business questions.





“Enterprises are operating in a mobile-first Web world. Businesses want to leverage the power of device intelligence within their best-in-class BI tools like Splunk and Talend. With these new WURFL InSight modules, we easily integrate device intelligence for over 10,000 existing Splunk and Talend enterprise customers worldwide,” said Krishna Guda, CEO of ScientiaMobile.

ScientiaMobile Selected as Red Herring Top 100 Global Winner For Its Leadership in Device Intelligence Solutions

Recognized for Innovation in Improving Mobile Web User Experiences and Image Optimization
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RESTON, Va., Nov. 30, 2015  — Red Herring has selected ScientiaMobile as a winner of its Top 100 Global award for leading private startup companies in N. America, Europe, and Asia. Red Herring identified ScientiaMobile as a promising new company, recognizing its innovations in device detection and image optimization.

“At ScientiaMobile we are leveraging our intelligence about every type of device that has a browser on the planet. We offer compelling solutions for anyone who wants to offer a better mobile Web experience. We are incredibly honored that Red Herring recognizes the innovation and operational excellence in our strategy and solutions like ImageEngine addressing an explosive mobile-first world,” said CEO Krishna Guda.

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across the globe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe ScientiaMobile embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. ScientiaMobile should be proud of its accomplishment.”

In the past, Red Herring Top 100 Global list has identified companies such as Facebook, Google, Salesforce, and eBay that change the way we live and work. In the case of ScientiaMobile, its technology is key to improving the mobile Web. People are increasingly using mobile devices to browse and buy products and services. For example, according to IBM Commerce’s Black Friday Report 2015, 57% of traffic and 36% of Web purchases were made via mobile devices. Therefore, ScientiaMobile’s capacity to optimize mobile user experiences and analyze mobile device trends can yield dramatic improvements in our online lives.

ScientiaMobile provides the industry’s most accurate and flexible device intelligence solution. We help customers optimize their mobile web experience, adapt images for mobile devices, deliver device-aware advertising, and collect device analytics. 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.

ScientiaMobile Releases Open-Source Version of Its Popular WURFL Cloud Client

WURFL Cloud Users Can Now Integrate WURFL Cloud Client Source Code Into Their Own Projects

ScientiaMobile has released an open-source version of its WURFL Cloud client so that developers can smoothly integrate device detection into their own projects.  With this open and flexible approach, developers can use the easy-to-maintain WURFL Cloud solution within their own project for mobile optimization or analytics purposes.  This release is in keeping with ScientiaMobile’s open-source heritage and its commitment to a developer-friendly approach.

The WURFL Cloud service consists of two parts. First, ScientiaMobile provides a highly-available, always-updated, cloud-based Device Detection Repository. Second, we provide a WURFL Cloud client to access the device detection and intelligence within the Device Detection Repository. Now, developers can choose from open-source versions of the Cloud client across Java, PHP, .NET, Ruby, Node.js, and Perl platforms.

To gain access to the Cloud service, users will still need to register for a ScientiaMobile WURFL Cloud account and get an API key that is used within the client.  We offer 4 levels of service, from Free up to a Premium service.

ScientiaMobile CTO Luca Passani said, “Developers want a device detection solution that is a simple to use and maintain, but they want the flexibility to integrate it as they see fit. And if their users require commercial-grade device detection, they can purchase WURFL Cloud Services as needed.”

“One great benefit is that developers can now integrate WURFL Cloud client using default package managers. Now, WURFL is easier to integrate into a project, and with the Cloud, it is always up to date,” said Support Engineer Elliot Fehr.

ScientiaMobile provides the industry’s most accurate and flexible device intelligence 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. ScientiaMobile also powers WURFL.io, a collection of free tools designed to help front-end web developers easily improve the mobile user experience.

ScientiaMobile Selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

The Innovator in Device Intelligence Recognized for its Track Record and Growth Prospects

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Red Herring has selected ScientiaMobile as a winner of the Top 100 North America award, recognizing the leading private startup companies for innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

“At ScientiaMobile, we are on quest to know every device type that has a browser on the planet. We are incredibly honored to be selected for our team’s innovation and operational excellence. The Red Herring award marks a great milestone. And with the Web shifting to a mobile-first paradigm, we are perfectly positioned to grow the Device Intelligence market,” said CEO Krishna Guda.

“In 2015, selecting the top achievers was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “In fact, we had the toughest time in years because so many entrepreneurs had crossed significant milestones so early. But after much thought, rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the North America winners. We believe ScientiaMobile embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. ScientiaMobile should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”

Red Herring Top 100 selects award winners from approximately 1,200 companies each year in the US and Canada. Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation, intellectual property, the DNA of the founders, business model, customer footprint and addressable market. A review of the track record and standing of these startups relative to their sector peers allowed Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument for discovering the most promising new business models. Since 1996, Red Herring has identified up-and-coming companies and were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, Palo Alto Networks and eBay would change the way we live and work.

ScientiaMobile provides the industry’s most accurate and flexible device intelligence 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, game consoles, and devices across the Internet of Things (IOT). ScientiaMobile also powers WURFL.io, a collection of free tools designed to help front-end web developers easily improve the mobile user experience.

 

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 Explorer
  • Improved identification and capabilities for Smart TVs

“We continue to evolve the WURFL API to keep on top of the ever-changing device landscape. We are fine tuning performance and adding capabilities to help developers better manage these devices,” said Luca Passani, CTO of ScientiaMobile.

Version 1.6 is available across all WURFL products. WURFL OnSite and WURFL AGPL users can download here.  WURFL Cloud, WURFL.js Business Edition, and WURFL InSight  customers will automatically benefit from version 1.6 – no downloads necessary. WURFL InFuze customers can log in and download from their customer vault.

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.

ScientiaMobile Launches Business Edition of Its Popular WURFL.js Device Detection Solution

Javascript Version of WURFL Simplifies Device Detection for Front-End Mobile Web Developers

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ScientiaMobile has launched a business-grade version of its popular WURFL.js Community Edition device detection solution called WURFL.js Business Edition.  Web programmers can use a short javascript snippet in their HTML to access over 20 device capabilities that are supplied by ScientiaMobile’s highly responsive and reliable cloud-based Device Description Repository (DDR).

Front-end developers can use this device intelligence to instantly optimize pages, add new dimensions to web analytics, optimize user experience for different form factors, and open the way for all the traditional device-based optimizations that were previously in the domain of back-end developers exclusively.

In addition to the already rich features of WURFL.js Community Edition, Business Edition customers will receive access to over 20 device capabilities, improved performance, custom use of their own domain (through DNS CNAMEs), SSL security, help desk support, and a commercial-grade robust Service Level Agreement (SLA). WURFL.js Business Edition customers get access to an online configuration tool to customize the functionality. Pricing scales to support different amounts of traffic based on unique visitors per month.

“Front-end developers have quickly embraced WURFL.js Community Edition, and now our business customers have an even more powerful tool that is tailored for commercial use by focusing on high availability and performance, in addition to rich and customizable features,” says ScientiaMobile CEO Krishna Guda. “WURFL.js Business Edition provides high-quality detection services that fit the needs of mobile-centric businesses.”

“WURFL.JS Business Edition is a zero-friction service that we are currently using in a mid-size ASP.NET MVC web application with satisfaction,” says Roberto Messora from Value Labs. “We changed the former device detection system within days, not weeks, both client side and server side. It is light and easy to use. It allows you to select just the features you need.”

“We see that providing a more reliable alternative to the quick and dirty JavaScript hacks that have historically been used for detecting device capabilities helps our customers both to scale their multi-device strategy as well as giving new and unique insights into end-user behavior when used for analytics. With one JavaScript snippet, adopters of WURFL.js Business Edition can gain the control they need to improve the experience for mobile users,” says Luca Passani, CTO of ScientiaMobile.

ScientiaMobile offers WURFL.js Business Edition as a stand-alone service to new customers, but it is also available to existing customers who are looking for javascript based device-detection solution.

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 – including javascript. 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.

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