Category archives: Device detection

List of mobile browsers User-Agent strings

List of mobile browser User-Agent strings

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.

User Agent parsing

User Agent parsing: how it works and how it can be used

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.

Carrier identification

Did you know that you can detect users’ mobile network?

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.

Samsung phones User-Agent strings list

Samsung phones User-Agent strings list

Looking for User-Agent (UA) strings used by some of the most popular Samsung phones? In this article you’ll find a useful list of UAs which you can use for testing purposes in any environment.

Mobile device detection

Why home-grown device detection methods fail to impress

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.

How mobile device detection works

How mobile device detection works

Device detection makes it possible to identify web-enabled devices requesting online content. Given that it is generally based on analysing User-Agent strings, it is often referred to as User-Agent lookup or User-Agent parsing. Here’s how mobile device detection works.

Device detection

6 not so obvious ways companies can use device detection

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.

Web crawlers user agents

List of most active web crawlers User-Agent strings

Allowing web crawlers to scan your site is a necessity if you want your web pages to appear in Google, Bing or other search results. But at the same time, excessive traffic caused by non-human visitors can be costly in terms of bandwidth, website stability, and even potential outages. To help you understand web crawlers, bots and spiders visiting your site we released the most recent list of top 20 bots including their user agents.

What is device detection

What is device detection?

Sound understanding of user devices is critical in today’s online world where so many devices allow users to access websites. Using a device detection solution is the only way to acquire this knowledge in real time, and use it to drive business decisions. In this article we’ll explain what device detection really is. We’ll also explore some technical difficulties which make accurate detection so tricky.

User Agent Strings

List of User Agent strings

The User-Agent (UA) string is contained in the HTTP headers and is intended to identify devices requesting online content. The User-Agent tells the server what the visiting device is (among many other things) and this information can be used to determine what content to return. Of course this requires using a device detection solution which translates UAs into understandable software and hardware information.

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