Looking to test mobile websites in your desktop browser? Or, maybe you need to test page weight and load times in the mobile environment? These tasks are easily done by changing the browser’s default User Agent header.
As Mobile World Congress 2015 comes to an end later today, here's a quick wrap-up of some of the more interesting devices we've seen in Barcelona. DeviceAtlas can detect all of them now even though these smartphones haven't been made available yet.
GSMA have partnered with DeviceAtlas, to create a very detailed data set indexed by TAC available for easy ingestion by existing analytics and BI tools. Highly accurate, normalized device data has been mapped for each TAC issued by GSMA, and is updated every week.
A User Agent string is a line of text providing the web server with information on the device requesting a website triggering the server to select and send the suitable content. This information is crucial in making sure that the websites are rendered properly on every browser and every device.
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.