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How to Correctly Form User-Agents for Mobile Apps

Nov 15th, 2017

Native apps, Mobile apps, or just apps. We call them different things and we use them all the time. From a business perspective, apps complement mobile and desktop sites. They are natural extension of an online strategy.

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Correctly Form User-Agents for Webview Apps

Nov 15th, 2017

Hybrid webview apps are a popular and cost efficient way to distribute online properties through app stores. A hybrid app is a native application with all the bells and whistles, but some part and sometimes even all functionality is developed using HTML, CSS ,and JavaScript and rendered by a webview component.

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The Shifting Sands of Device Identifiers

Dec 11th, 2013

One of the key identifiers that WURFL uses to detect devices is the user agent (UA) string. This string morphs based on the device, OS version, browser version and several other dimensions. Over the lifecycle of a device, that device’s user agent will change – especially if you are gadget geek who upgrades, experiments with alternate browsers, or generally fiddles around with his/her phone or tablet.

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