Posts with tag: 'device detection'

What is Device Detection?

How Device Detection Works






Have you ever wondered how the model and characteristics of your phone, TV, or computer are being analyzed and used? Well that’s device detection! It allows a website to create a page that’s optimized for a device model, browser, and operating system. Using device detection, websites can ensure a great user experience and improve performance. User-agent strings Device detection analyzes the user agent (UA) string sent by the browser. UAs help identify what device is currently accessing the site. This can include browsers that are running email applications, app web views, operating systems and, most importantly, the device itself. UA strings […]

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ScientiaMobile Adds Golang Module to WURFL Device Detection






ScientiaMobile Releases WURFL for Golang API to Serve the Growing Community of Enterprises that Require Elegant, Performant, Multi-Threaded Solutions for High-Traffic Services   RESTON, Va., March 30, 2017  — ScientiaMobile has released a new module of its WURFL InFuze device detection solution for the next-generation language Golang. Building on Golang’s strength as a compiled language for concurrent transactions and scalability, WURFL InFuze provides developers with easy integration of mobile device intelligence for their server-side applications. “We have seen new and existing customers adopt Golang as the programming language of choice. This is hardly surprising. Elegance, the speed of a compiled […]

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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 […]

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Using Smartphone Price in E-Commerce and Advertising






WURFL is adding more features, accuracy, and speed to their WURFL device intelligence solutions. Currently, we have a new WURFL capability in beta that provides the price of the device at date of the of device release. This new capability is named “Release_MSRP” (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price). We would like selected customers to engage in a beta trial and share their findings back with us. How E-Commerce and Advertising Can Use the Price of a Device E-commerce and advertising companies can benefit from linking indicators of willingness to buy (or price elasticity) to the products they are selling. The price […]

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Accuracy of our Device Intelligence






“We know every device that has a browser on the planet.” -Krishna Guda, Co-Founder & CEO When it comes to identifying mobile traffic for our customers, we pride ourselves in maintaining industry-leading accuracy of approximately 99 percent. But we don’t stop here. We are constantly improving and advancing our detection software to give our customers the most used mobile and tablet identification to optimize their users mobile experience. Why We’re the Best in the Business When compared to others in the mobile detection space, we have far surpassed our competition to offer the most accurate device intelligence solutions for enterprise customers. […]

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Device Detection: Apple iPhone 7 Release Trends

Apple iphone 7 release






The anticipation of an Apple release is always palpable among consumers. The excitement, the long line, and the lure of Apple’s iconic and sleek product design command top dollar. But how does Apple’s iPhone 7 release compare to the usual iPhone release? We found out. Using our device detection API, we were able to quantify customer adoption of iPhones over the first 14 days following their release. We compared the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus release in 2014 with the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus release in 2015, and the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus release in 2016. Learn […]

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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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WURFL.js Business Edition: At the Intersection of JavaScript and Enterprise






By Luca Passani, CTO @ScientiaMobile “The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” ― Benjamin Franklin   It was over one year ago that ScientiaMobile announced the WURFL.js Community Edition under the umbrella of the WURFL.io initiative. Believe me. WURFL.js was (and still is) a huge success, just as its siblings,the MOVR report and WIT, the WURFL Image Tailor, are. For those who are just tuning in now, WURFL.js Community Edition is a free developer tool that enables front-end web programmers to leverage the power of server-side device detection through “JavaScript as […]

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