Update Your WURFL API to 188.8.131.52
We have just released the latest update to our WURFL device detection API.
Here is what’s new in 184.108.40.206
Expanded support for:
- App detection via is_app and advertised_app_name WURFL capabilities
- Chromium based browsers and web clients
- SmartTVs, Set Top Boxes and other Over-The-Top (OTT) devices
- KaiOS based devices
- Certain Xiaomi devices
Need Help Updating?
You can log in, download, and install the latest API from your my.scientiamobile.com account. If you need help or have questions, then our enterprise support team is always here to help you get optimal performance from your WURFL solution.
Make Updating Easier with Docker
WURFL has a Docker version of WURFL that makes refreshing and updating WURFL’s API easier. Built for a microservice architecture, WURFL Microservice for Docker device detection provides an enterprise’s devops team a reliable container that they can integrate. ScientiaMobile provides client API libraries for Java, PHP, .NET (C#), Node.js, or Golang.
Update Your API Today
Healthy device detection requires you keep two elements of the solution up to date:
1) the API which contains the logic for device detection, and
2) the snapshot XML file which contains the universe of devices.
Many WURFL users may not know how critical it is to keep the API up to date. If you neglect updating the API, you will miss out on several fronts:
Accuracy – API logic evolves to identify new user-agent patterns, which, in turn, means recognizing more device types and models. An updated API and XML work together to deliver high accuracy over 99%.
Speed improvements – ScientiaMobile has been improving the performance of the API constantly throughout the years. Our current WURFL API is 10X faster than just a few years ago.
New capabilities and features – We add new, powerful virtual capabilities such as is_robot() or is_app() all the time. You’ll need to update your API to take advantage of them.
In short, while you may not want to rush to update the API minutes after a newer version is released, updating the API once every quarter or two is highly recommended. Just so you know, 34% of our support requests are from customers who have failed to update their installations and only recognized issues when their data started looking way out of whack.