1/11/2024 1:00 PM
Improvements to 51Degrees made in 2023
Staying on top of industry changes is crucial for an accurate device detection service
A lot happened in 2023 – industry changes and major device releases dominated the device detection market. In response to this, we continuously updated the 51Degrees service.
12/4/2023 3:45 PM
Detecting iPhones as group profiles
Why am I seeing multiple iPhones returned instead of one device?
Apple has made it difficult to detect between iPhone devices, and it’s rare to resolve the detection result to one singular model. This blog discusses the different detection methods and what you can do if the iPhone is detected as a group of models.
10/11/2023 12:00 PM
Update to the 51Degrees predictive algorithm
We’ve updated our predictive algorithm to tolerate corruption in the User-Agent and User-Agent Client Hints data. The changes result in a more accurate device detection.
9/11/2023 1:30 PM
Detecting iPhones in desktop mode for iOS 17
We’ve spotted a subtle difference that could impact other device detection solutions
iOS 17 is due to be released soon and our device detection can now detect the new release. During testing, we spotted a small change to the iOS 17 desktop mode User-Agent that can affect other device detection solutions.
7/6/2023 2:00 PM
We now release data files on Fridays
This change has been in effect since Friday 30 June 2023
In the next round of device detection improvements to 51Degrees, we’ve improved our data file release schedule.
6/7/2023 4:30 PM
We’ve improved our device detection accuracy
Better detection without compromising performance
We’ve improved our device detection accuracy following feedback raised by our customers, and we’re pleased to announce the release of our upgraded algorithm and data files.
6/1/2023 1:00 PM
Countdown to G-Day: the User-Agent reduction is complete
Device detection upgrade needed now
The User-Agent reduction has progressed to the final phase. All web device detection solutions that don’t support the User-Agent reduction and User-Agent Clients Hint must now be upgraded if they are to continue to function.
4/26/2023 12:45 PM
OpenRTB's Structured User Agent and User-Agent Client Hints
How to convert SUA data into UA-CH, and vice versa
Version 2.6 of the OpenRTB specification introduces the Structured User Agent. This new Object: Device attribute addresses Google’s changes to the User-Agent and the new User-Agent Client Hints.
3/8/2023 12:45 PM
Implementing User-Agent Client Hints: 3 different methods
The best method for you will depend on your business
Google has made preparing for the User-Agent reduction complicated, but 51Degrees provides the tools to make implementing User-Agent Client Hints simple.
2/20/2023 4:30 PM
Introducing the 51Degrees UAParser
We've expanded the 51Degrees product suite
The 51Degrees UAParser provides comprehensive device data based on User-Agent Client Hints and the User-Agent, and can reliably detect Apple iPhone models.