In most cases, browser's UA string is enough to detect a device. However, there are a few exceptions to this approach when dealing with 3rd party, side-loaded browsers.
We are delighted to launch a new version of the website which should make navigating through the device and other data on the site easier as well as giving us a fresh look and feel more in keeping with what is essentially a very data driven site.
We released version 3.3 of DeviceAtlas this month which comes with a number of new features in tow. We have introduced an Nginx option for the high-performance open-source HTTP server. This is currently at beta readiness, so if you are interested in evaluating this, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a recent blog post that I did here on mobiForge (Server-side device detection used by 82% of Alexa top 100 sites) some people expressed surprise that a 47 byte differen
dotMobi supplies mobile device detection to Acumium
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Usablenet partners with dotMobi for mobile device detection
Mobile innovation leader Usablenet now employs award-winning DeviceAtlas® device detection solution from dotMobi
We're very happy to publish this paper arising from the The Future of the Mobile Web event held at the Dublin Convention Centre in January 2012. We covered a lot of ground and the paper is a serious attempt to capture all the topics covered from HTML5 to responsive design to device detection and many others. We found it to be a very worthwhile process to listen, validate our ideas and learn from others in the process of writing it. We hope it is useful to a wider readership also.
Analyzing web traffic at the device level is absolutely essential for all businesses willing to understand and properly address their audience. Like it or not, your potential customers will access your website using many types of web-enabled devices. It's an amazing opportunity to properly track and analyze these devices.
About 82% of the Alexa 100 top sites use some form of server-side device detection to serve content on their main website entry point. As you descend from the top 10 to the top 25 and top 100 sites the percentage of sites using server-side detection falls from 100% to 96% to 82%.
We were at adtech New York recently, and were encouraged at the level of interest in DeviceAtlas, especially in the Enterprise solution. Lots of people out there realizing that you can't take chances with your mobile strategy. Also lots of big name companies coming around to a more holistic view of mobile which includes mobile web.