7/23/2018 1:24 PM
The Problem With WURFL Is...
...having to manually install new API versions
Who has time to manually track and update API releases from one of many suppliers you are sourcing your tech from?
Keep it simple. Keep it automated. Keep it updated. Save yourself time and energy with the simplicity of the 51Degrees solution.
2/23/2018 2:00 PM
51Degrees Not So Secret Sauce
Comparing 51Degrees to ScientiaMobile's WURFL and DeviceAtlas
When 51Degrees arrived in 2011 we changed device detection with our innovative open source business model. The software, source code and intellectual property is freely licensed. A flexible subscription model is used to provide data updates. We only do Device Detection, and we do it better than anyone else. We’ve driven all the innovation in the Device Detection space.
11/29/2017 2:00 PM
DeviceAtlas Patent Opposed
51Degrees leads opposition to Afilias European patent
In July 2017, after eight long years of deliberation, the European Patent Office (EPO) finally granted Afilias Technologies Ltd patent EP2245836B1 "Determining a property of a communication device". 51Degrees, the company I founded and still run, opposed this patent not because we think it affects any of our current products but because it attempts to monopolise the earlier WURFL (Wireless Universal Resource FiLe) solution now run by ScientiaMobile along with other well-known computing techniques.