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PHP API

What's Covered

51Degrees device detector returns all detection results as a string. This tutorial demonstrates how to return results for the IsMobile property value as a boolean.

Code and Explanation

Getting started example of using 51Degrees device detection. The example shows how to:

  1. Fetch a pointer to the 51Degrees device detection provider instance. This is instantiated on server startup and uses settings from php.ini.

    $provider = FiftyOneDegreesTrieV3::provider_get();
    

  2. Produce a match for a single HTTP User-Agent header

    my $match = $provider->getMatch($userAgent)
    

  3. Extract the value of the IsMobile property as a boolean

    if ($match->getValue('IsMobile') == "True") {
    	return TRUE;
    }
    else {
    	return FALSE;
    }
    

This example assumes you have the 51Degrees PHP API installed correctly, and have FiftyOneDegreesTrieV3.php in this directory.

Full Source File
require("../trie/FiftyOneDegreesTrieV3.php");

$provider = FiftyOneDegreesTrieV3::provider_get();

// User-Agent string of an iPhone mobile device.
$mobileUserAgent = "Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 7_1 like Mac OS X) ".
"AppleWebKit/537.51.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) 'Version/7.0 Mobile/11D167 ".
"Safari/9537.53";

// User-Agent string of Firefox Web browser version 41 on desktop.
$desktopUserAgent = "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:41.0) ".
"Gecko/20100101 Firefox/41.0";

// User-Agent string of a MediaHub device.
$mediaHubUserAgent = "Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 4.4.2; X7 Quad Core ".
"Build/KOT49H) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 ".
"Chrome/30.0.0.0 Safari/537.36";


// isMobile function. Takes a match object as an argument, carries out a
// match and returns a boolean value for the IsMobile property of the
// matched device.

function isMobile($match) {
    if ($match->getValue("IsMobile") == "True") {
        return TRUE;
    }
    else {
        return FALSE;
    }
}

echo "Starting Getting Started Strongly Typed Example.<br>\n";

// Determines whether the mobile User-Agent is a mobile device.
echo "<br>\nMobile User-Agent: ".$mobileUserAgent."<br>\n";
$match = $provider->getMatch($mobileUserAgent);
$isMobileBool = isMobile($match);
if ($isMobileBool) {
    echo "Mobile<br>\n";
}
else {
    echo "Non-Mobile<br>\n";
}

// Determines whether the desktop User-Agent is a mobile device.
echo "<br>\nDesktop User-Agent: ".$desktopUserAgent."<br>\n";
$match = $provider->getMatch($desktopUserAgent);
$isMobileBool = isMobile($match);
if ($isMobileBool) {
    echo "Mobile<br>\n";
}
else {
    echo "Non-Mobile<br>\n";
}

// Determines whether the MediaHub User-Agent is a mobile device.
echo "<br>\nMediaHub User-Agent: ".$mediaHubUserAgent."<br>\n";
$match = $provider->getMatch($mediaHubUserAgent);
$isMobileBool = isMobile($match);
if ($isMobileBool) {
    echo "Mobile<br>\n";
}
else {
    echo "Non-Mobile<br>\n";
}

Full Source File

Summary

In this tutorial you have seen how to use the detector to retrieve the IsMobile property for a pre-defined User-Agent string. It sets a boolean value to true or false from the original string value of "True" or "False", making if statements simpler to test.