Blogs

51d-devices

Marketing & Data Team

11/24/2021 4:30 PM

Understanding the User Agent string

These strings hold more insight than you may realize

We know our onions when it comes to detecting information from a User Agent string. This guide will go through everything you need to know about User Agents, including how to identify a range of devices, browsers, and operating systems from the string.

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51Degrees

11/8/2021 2:30 PM

51Degrees GitHub labels explained

Resolving technical support with transparency on GitHub

Ever had a technical or support question on our service? Head on over to our GitHub profile to open an issue on the relevant repository.

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Marketing

10/11/2021 5:00 PM

5 tools you need to understand User Agent Client Hints

Don’t drag your heels because time is running out to prepare

The User Agent string has been part of the web for a long time, so it’s sad to see the plans to deprecate it next year. It’s important you prepare for User Agent Client Hints, the proposed UA string replacement. With these five tools, you’ll be set for the industry change.

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51Degrees

9/21/2021 3:30 PM

Dual screens on foldable smartphones

Foldable smartphones with multiple screens pose no problem to our Device Detection

It seems that foldable phones are not just a fad. With multiple screens offering the benefits of both a tablet and portable smartphone, their popularity is starting to rise. Which is why we upgraded our real-time data services to support the dual screen feature, exclusive to foldable phones.

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51Degrees

9/16/2021 2:00 PM

Apple announces iPhone 13 and iOS 15

There was a lot of hype surrounding the latest Apple event, with a lot of chatter about the new iPhone 13

With the event streamed online on Tuesday, Apple announced details on their upcoming devices. Not only that, but they continue to bolster their privacy features with iOS 15. Let’s discuss the big announcements made at the event.

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51Degrees

8/25/2021 5:00 PM

51Degrees Service Update August 2021

The device detection data file update for this month

We're not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet! Luckily, we have a bank holiday at the end of this month, giving us one last day of summer.

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Kirstin R

8/23/2021 4:30 PM

How to filter bots from your analytics platform with User Agent data

Using User Agent data as a starting point, you can investigate unusual website traffic spikes

For many marketers, bots can wreak havoc on your website traffic reporting. There are a few good guides out there to help you filter out crawlers from your analytics platform, but they don’t always solve the problem. So, we came up with our own solution.

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51Degrees

8/10/2021 4:00 PM

User Agent Client Hints – Your questions answered

User Agent Client Hints are one of the biggest changes to the device detection industry. Here’s what you need to know.

These HTTP header requests have been introduced within Chromium browsers to replace the User Agent string. While we don’t think this is a good idea, we need to upgrade our device detection capabilities to include support for this feature. This blog covers any questions you may have on User Agent Client Hints support within our device detection.

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51Degrees

8/5/2021 1:00 PM

We’ve released version 4.3 of our API packages

Future-proof your real-time data when you upgrade to version 4.3

Google’s plans to replace the User Agent string with User Agent Client Hints are not ideal, but we have to prepare our real-time data services accordingly. Version 4.3 of our API packages now includes support for User Agent Client Hints.

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51Degrees

7/5/2021 5:00 PM

MWC21: What new devices were announced?

Let’s discuss the news from Lenovo and Alcatel

Mobile World Congress 2021 has just wrapped up, and despite the challenges of hosting an international event during a global pandemic, the event still had some new device announcements.