WURFL OnSite Device Detection

Integrate a device detection solution into an enterprise application that is accurate, highly-scalable, frequently-updated, and fully-supported.

Product Details
Key Point Enables real-time device detection for applications providing mobile optimization, advertising, and device analytics.
Supported Platforms Java, Scala, .NET, and PHP
Benefits Locally installed for more control or integration into OEM services
Extensible DDR
Highly scalable
Weekly updates
Industries Advertising
eCommerce
Financial
Web Properties
Use Cases Mobile Web Optimization
Analytics
Private-cloud Virtualized Container option See WURFL Microservice for Docker
Location On-premise
Processing (time) Real-time
Support Ticketed Enterprise Support
Device Capability Fields Varies based on license
# of Detections Unlimited
Updates Automatic weekly
  • Product Summary
    Key Point Enables real-time device detection for applications providing mobile optimization, advertising, and device analytics.
    Supported Platforms Java, Scala, .NET, and PHP
    Benefits Locally installed for more control or integration into OEM services
    Extensible DDR
    Highly scalable
    Weekly updates
    Industries Advertising
    eCommerce
    Financial
    Web Properties
    Use Cases Mobile Web Optimization
    Analytics
    Private-cloud Virtualized Container option See WURFL Microservice for Docker
    Location On-premise
    Processing (time) Real-time
    Support Ticketed Enterprise Support
    Device Capability Fields Varies based on license
    # of Detections Unlimited
    Updates Automatic weekly
  • Platforms Supported

    ScientiaMobile supports WURFL OnSite APIs for Java, Scala, .NET, and PHP. These APIs are ideal for companies that wish to closely integrate with their own applications. Many customers use these APIs in highly-parallel applications that scale well by making use of multi-core CPU server architecture.

  • Device Coverage

    ScientiaMobile is constantly updating and expanding its Device Description Repository (DDR) to ensure accurate coverage of the newest devices, including long-tail Indian and Chinese devices. WURFL DDR covers 59,000 device profiles, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, smart TVs, and game consoles. As the DDR grows, detection performance stays high through use of caching and efficient database architecture.

    Any WURFL user who would like to add new devices permanently to WURFL can submit a request by emailing wurfldb@scientiamobile.com. Read more about how to do it here.

  • Device Capabilities

    ScientiaMobile offers a wide selection of WURFL capabilities from which commercially-licensed users can choose. These include virtual capabilities that combine the logic of several core capabilities. For example, “form_factor” will identify the device as “desktop”, “smartphone”, “tablet”, or several other classifications of devices. This saves developers effort needed to create their own logic to address common business questions. Developers can use these capabilities to provide more fine-grained optimization, control, and analytics.

    Likewise, ScientiaMobile’s premium WURFL capabilities can provide valuable insights into the economic profiles of enterprise’s website visitors. For example, using ScientiaMobile’s “MSRP,” clients can instantly learn the price of a visitor’s smartphone. With this insight into the affluence and willingness to purchase of individual users, eCommerce and advertisers can tailor offers and ads appropriately.

  • Accuracy and Updates

    WURFL OnSite achieves over 99% accuracy by searching the internet and analyzing over two billion user agents per month. ScientiaMobile quickly identifies new devices, including long-tail Indian and Chinese devices, and delivers high-quality device intelligence updates to commercial customers every week. For even greater accuracy in identifying specific iPhone and iPad models, customers can add-on our WURFL.js Business Edition.

    Many internet leaders like Google and Facebook use WURFL in their global, high-volume detection operations. Over 15 years, ScientiaMobile has developed an efficient data structure and well-tuned API search algorithms, delivering high-performance device detection that does not sacrifice quality and accuracy.

    A new device data snapshot is released weekly on Sunday night. WURFL OnSite’s XML Updater can automatically check for a new device data XML snapshot from your customer vault, download, and reload the engine. It can do this with no interruptions to serving requests.

    ScientiaMobile works steadily to deliver API improvements that increase accuracy, accelerates speed, and supports new device capabilities and features. Historically, ScientiaMobile releases API updates on a quarterly basis. For customers, API updates will appear in their Customer Vault when they become available.

  • Extensibility

    Developers can extend the functionality of WURFL. If your business or organization has a requirement to add new groupings or new WURFL capabilities to better describe or categorize devices, then you can create your own with the patch file mechanism.

    Developers can add a wurfl_patch.xml file to their system, which stores modified/enhanced groups and capability lists for new or existing WURFL devices.

    When the WURFL is parsed, the patch file is also imported to build a modified version of the device database.

  • Support

    Customers receive enterprise-level ticketed support. Support specialists with over 30 years combined experience in device detection provide fast responses to developers. ScientiaMobile actively moderates and responds to the enterprise-level tickets.

  • Licensing

    Commercial licenses are available for single site, multiple site, and OEM packages.

  • Pricing

    Contact ScientiaMobile for pricing.

Resources

WURFL Capabilities

Learn more about over 500 device capabilities that you can use to optimize your website logic.

Product Documentation

Each product has documentation to help with the installation and implementation process.

FAQs

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Support

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