2/11/2022 4:00 PM
User Agent Client Hints (UA-CH): action needed
The UK CMA has accepted commitments from Google over the Privacy Sandbox proposals
Here's what you need to know regarding the decision, including what actions you need to take to prepare.
1/13/2022 5:00 PM
Windows 11 is only detectable with User Agent Client Hints
We’re disappointed that Microsoft communicated their sudden change so poorly
In a surprise decision by Microsoft, Windows 11 does not have an associated User Agent string and can only be detected with User Agent Client Hints. It’s interesting that Microsoft has decided to implement an experimental feature that has yet to go through the Web standards process.
12/21/2021 4:00 PM
Unleash the power of the web server
Don’t assume that a good developer experience necessarily equates to a better user experience
If you’re building websites, you'll have heard of the client-side vs server-side debate. Do you keep everything in one place for efficiency or push it all out to the edges for power? To answer this, you need to understand the benefits of the two.
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.
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.
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.
6/2/2021 12:00 PM
How to create a reverse geocoding API
Turn coordinate data into real-world information
Where can I find a free, open source reverse geocoding API? How do I turn coordinate data into real directions? Which three birds are local to my area? All of these questions are answered in this blog.
5/10/2021 1:00 PM
Which Three Birdies
Finding the three local birds and a local picture for every point on the globe
Using 51Degrees reverse geocoding APIs, Xeno-Canto's database of bird calls, and Wikidata's collection of imagery and structured data, we display an example of how to produce a "birdday card", finding the three local birds and a local picture for every point on the globe.
3/31/2021 11:00 AM
How 51Degrees invented SWAN
Secure Web Addressablility Network and why it’s different
In parallel with supporting Marketers for an Open Web, we have invented SWAN (Secure Web Addressability Network). Read this blog to find out more and get involved.
3/31/2021 11:00 AM
Building Blocks - What you should look for from open source code
Open source code makes up most of your software supply chain. But how do you choose one open source product over the other?
This blog discusses the critical reasons why open source software is built, and what considerations you should make to ensure your company reaps the benefits.