Which areas can you see improve using device detection? [survey]
In a recent survey, we asked DeviceAtlas customers to share their reasons for implementing device detection and the outcomes of this choice. Here you can see some very interesting and inspiring answers that shed some light on how businesses are navigating today's complex device landscape.
How to build a device detection solution
With the ever-growing abundance of different web-enabled devices it might not always be easy to accurately detect a mobile device accessing a website. However, for web developers providing their visitors with a mobile-optimized experience, this is a necessity. Here's how to build your own device detection.
Happy Holidays from DeviceAtlas
Warmest wishes for a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year from all the team at DeviceAtlas.
Targeting Wearable Devices
Device fragmentation can be considered as both an opportunity and a challenge for mobile marketers and developers, given that websites must now be tailored to suit a range of devices varying in screen sizes and capabilities. Are wearable devices about to push the boundaries of the fragmentation further?
Bruce Lawson on Device Detection
An interesting thread has opened up on the blog of Opera's Bruce Lawson. Bruce recently wrote an article putting together his thoughts on device detection and RWD. In his blog, (perhaps somewhat mischievously) entitled Device Detection vs Responsive Web Design, Bruce recaps that RWD is now a widespread approach to web design and then takes us on a quick overview of the relative merits of using server-side device libraries either alongside that approach or instead of it.
Announcing DeviceAtlas Cloud Free Version
Today we release a free version of DeviceAtlas Cloud for web developers who need an easy and reliable way to identify device type (mobile, tablet, desktop, TV etc), OS and browser in their web applications. It's available to your web application as a web service built on the DeviceAtlas Cloud infrastructure and it’s completely free to use.
Identifying Language and Locale with DeviceAtlas
Back in May, we added two new data points to DeviceAtlas which are useful for implementations where language and locale (country variant of a language) are of interest as a criteria for targeting content experiences and/or advertising, in addition to criteria already available on the device's physical and vitual capabilities.
Apple iPhone 6 detection
We have had plenty of questions regarding new iPhone 6 detection, so we’ll provide the details here. With the new iOS update and new iPhone 6 family there is no change regarding server-side detection. There is still no unique token presented in the User-Agent headers which can be used for identification of the hardware version.
Mobile Detection for Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
Targeting mobile devices has become increasingly important for user experience, regardless of the web server technology in use.
CMS Platforms, Mobile and Device Detection
Content Management Systems or CMSes as they are known to most of us, form the backbone of content publishing on the web. The largest and most well known of them - Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla inter alia - are as familiar to those working in the web industry as the HTML they help to seamlessly produce. The basic premise of the CMS is to easily create and publish content for the web. So how well do they cater to today's web, accessed by countless different device types every minute of every day?