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.
The wider the variety of devices used, the greater the risk is in terms of providing an inadequate user experience which has an impact on your bottom line. This means companies need to be on their A-game when delivering effective ways to handle device fragmentation for their customers. Find out how you can leverage your own device database.
For video advertising technology players, getting it right on mobile requires an accurate knowledge of the device you are addressing. Having real-time data on whether a device is a mobile, tablet or desktop as well as other device capabilities such as screen size, resolution, OS and OS version and multimedia capabilities will ensure that the creative will work from a technical perspective and is contextually targeted for mobile devices.
With so many devices connected to the internet most companies have understood the need for a reliable way to determine what devices their customers are using. However, not all businesses have a full understanding of what is possible with a device detection solution.
The standard way to pass information to the server about the visiting device is to include it in the User-Agent (UA) string. This information typically passes the name and version of the browser among many other details. In order to get an understanding of which mobile browsers use your site, you need to know their User-Agent strings. Here’s a handy list of UAs that you may want to use.
The User-Agent is a central piece of web architecture and plays an important role in content negotiation. It is was created with the express intention of building the ability to address users making requests with different clients or ‘agents’ differently, depending on capabilities or context. This article will answer many of questions you may have around User-Agents, how they work and how they can be used.
Device detection is a flexible tool that companies may use in many ways to get a better understanding of their customers. Detecting a web visitor's mobile network is a useful but little-known technique which you can get access to by using DeviceAtlas.
Using an accurate device detection solution is crucial for all businesses working in the online space. If done right, it allows you to accurately target advertising, optimize web content and analyse web traffic to maximize revenues from online sources. But to get device detection right you need a reliable, fast and accurate method which is hard to build on your own.