Preparing for Chrome 110 and User-Agent Client Hints
By Ronan Cremin - 20 Jan 2023
In the next few weeks, one of the biggest changes to the underlying workings of the web in some time will begin to roll out. This little-noticed change could have far-reaching implications across the web ecosystem.
Devices From The Frontier: A Tiny GSM/GPRS Module
By Ronan Cremin - 19 Feb 2021
In performing this role we come across our fair share of curious devices. Today's device is a tiny GSM & GPRS module designed for embedding in other devices for the purpose of adding cellular or IP connectivity.
Devices from the frontier: the smart projector
By Ronan Cremin - 08 Nov 2019
Today's device is a smart projector. This is a new category of devices that encapsulates projector functionality with a full version of Android TV.
Devices from the frontier: the pen / fan / phone
By Ronan Cremin - 30 Oct 2019
Today's device is a dual SIM phone that is also a pen and a fan. It includes a voice changer, a camera, Bluetooth dialer, a voice recorder and remote control app.
Devices from the frontier: the cable phone designed as a spy device
By Ronan Cremin - 16 Oct 2019
Today's device is a phone in a cable. It can make and receive phone calls and SMS messages. As soon as the device connected to a USB port, you can call the cable and listen in on conversations in the vicinity.
Measuring page weight
By Ronan Cremin - 08 Oct 2018
Measuring the weight of a web page used to be a simple matter of waiting for the page to finish loading, then adding up the size of its resources. This article will talk about ways to measure page weight in a world of mobile devices and rich app-like sites.
Understanding web page weight
By Ronan Cremin - 04 Oct 2018
Page weight is the gravity of the web - a relentless downwards drag, ever present and utterly unavoidable. Understanding it is a critical aspect of a successful web strategy.
Why DeviceAtlas is both Fast AND Accurate
By Ronan Cremin - 30 Nov 2017
Speed should never come at the cost of accuracy. Accuracy is the sine qua non of device intelligence—if you can’t be sure about the intelligence, what is the point? The DeviceAtlas team believe that the choice between speed and accuracy is a false choice, and an unnecessary one. Our patented algorithm allows for the extremely high speeds afforded by a PATRICIA Trie, but with the flexibility to accommodate the reality that you cannot have prior knowledge of all devices on the market.
DeviceAtlas granted a new patent in the EU
By Ronan Cremin - 22 Sep 2017
In July 2017 the European Patent Office granted a patent to DeviceAtlas that was originally filed in 2008. This is quite a milestone for us—the application has survived objections from anonymous third parties and a much tougher patent regime than has applied in recent years. The patent in question, EP2245836 A2, is core to the operation of DeviceAtlas and is the reason why our solution is the fastest one out there, while preserving a very small memory footprint and data file. DeviceAtlas delivers speed, accuracy and efficiency—we don’t force you to choose. The same core algorithm is also protected by a US patent US9185182 B2, granted in 2015.
AMP for all using DeviceAtlas
By Ronan Cremin - 30 Sep 2016
AMP is growing in importance in the web publishing world. This post describes a method for exposing AMP pages to all site visitors using DeviceAtlas so that all mobile visitors to your site get to benefit, not just those referred by Google.