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.
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.
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.
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. This article describes a few simple methods of switching User Agents in desktop browsers.
The fact that there are users who access websites on a TV screen offers an incredible opportunity for website owners to optimize content and target advertising for all TV users. Read on to get a handy list of smart TV User Agent strings and learn what you can achieve by parsing these strings to deliver optimized content.
User-Agent parsing allows you to identify devices accessing web content due to the fact that a User-Agent string conveys information to the server about the source of the request. If you're looking for a simple and reliable way for parsing User-Agent strings, you've come to the right place. This article provides you with an overview of UA parsing and information on how to implement it.