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. Let's take a closer look at the latest arrivals in the smartphone world.
Getting to know the shipments statistics of devices on different mobile operating systems is certainly important when it comes to outlining a mobile strategy, but they do not always reflect actual usage. Usage may be even more important when launching mobile websites and apps, or targeting mobile ads. Here are the latest statistics on the popularity of mobile operating systems based on mobile web traffic across a range of different countries.
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. Read on to learn more on how to do User Agent string analysis.
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.
Apple sold a record-breaking 74.5 million iPhones during Q1 2015, according to its recently published financial report. The company's net profit hit a whopping $18 billion.
Samsung has launched the first Tizen-based smartphone dubbed Z1. The new arrival is a budget unit available exclusively in India for approximately $90. Given Samsung’s huge success in the Android field, the launch of the new smartphone OS might seem a somewhat surprising move for the Korean company.
The world of mobile devices spurs innovation every year, sometimes dramatically changing the entire landscape. While it's certainly not easy to guess what the future holds, in this article the DeviceAtlas team has a go at predicting the latest trends that might shape mobile web in 2015.
While news websites regularly provide us with interesting mobile statistics, mere observation can also be a valuable source of information on the mobile market. In his recent post on mobiForge, DeviceAtlas's CTO Ronan Cremin shared his discoveries on Chinese mobile market from his business trip to Beijing.
Addressing mobile audiences is a part of most online strategies today, but there are businesses who have not yet picked up on this trend or who have been unsatisfied with how they are handling mobile traffic. If you feel there is potential in mobile that you’re not yet reaching, you’ve come to the right place. Download our free Content Adaptation Survival Guide to learn how to deliver a top-notch mobile experience.
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?
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.
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.
With powerful and affordable smartphones hitting the shelves practically every day, mobile data usage figures continue to grow rapidly. According to a research company Chetan Sharma, mobile users in the US now download a whopping 2GB per month on average.
Now that the HTML5 set of standards has reached Recommendation status (the W3C's way of saying it's now a published standard) the DeviceAtlas team thought we'd take a look at how support for HTML5 has grown in shipping mobile devices over the past few years. We have a wealth of device data to draw from since we've been tracking devices ever since mobile phones could access the web.