User-Agent string analysis
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.
A Mobile World Congress 2015 sneak preview
Last year’s Mobile World Congress brought us the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2, as well as creating a lot of buzz around terms like Internet of Things, connected cars, and 5G connectivity.
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.
Large-screen iPhones see Apple's Q1 2015 revenue skyrocket
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.
Meet DeviceAtlas at Mobile World Congress 2015
Screen Size Disparity Across Countries
Worldwide phablet sales are expected to hit 24.4% market share with 592.9 million units shipped in 2018. Where are these large devices gaining most traction?
Samsung launches a Tizen-based smartphone in India
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.
6 mobile web trends to watch for in 2015 from DeviceAtlas’s experts
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.
Large-screen phones dominate the Chinese market
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.
Download our free Content Adaptation Survival Guide
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.
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.
US Mobile Users Download 2GB per Month on Average
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.
HTML5 support in mobile devices
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.
Android forks: Why Google can rest easy, for now
With worldwide sales of phones based on Android forks on the up, it’s time to look at Android forks. What is a fork? When is a fork not really a fork? And what do they mean for users and developers?
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 Web Traffic: Analysis
As the proportion of traffic from mobile devices continues to ramp, savvy marketers and web strategists are taking the time to understand exactly what the nature of that traffic is. We look at traffic coming from thousands of mobile websites across the world. This data gives a unique insight into the nature of a broad swath of device traffic using User Agent string analysis performed by the DeviceAtlas API.