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Industry Firsts

#1 Device Intelligence

Since launching in 2011 we've changed the device detection industry as the first to introduce native app support, pricing data, and meaningful metrics such as device combinations.

Find out how 51Degrees reset the device detection standard with industry firsts.

  • 5th December 2011
     
     
     

    Vendor Only Data / Pricing

    First to launch a product where data is only obtained from vendor data sources, not screen scraped or forked from WURFL. Launched transparent game changing per server pricing enabling universal access to device detection.

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  • 1st January 2013
     
     
     

    Break The 5M Barrier

    51Degrees publish information to demonstrate how they break the 5m detections per second barrier.

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  • 16th December 2013
     
     
     

    GSMA Partnership

    First device detection company to work with the GSMA to produce best practice guidelines for mobile web.

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  • 3rd April 2014
     
     
     

    Pricing Information Added

    Included device pricing information and price band property into product.

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  • 27th May 2014
     
     
     

    Launch Binary Data Format / False Positives

    Engineering first restructuring device data storage and techniques to support the future web with millions of device combinations and identification of false positives. No longer uses slow formats like XML or JSON.

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  • 19th February 2016
     
     
     

    Native App Support

    51Degrees indexed for use with native apps.

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  • 17th March 2016
     
     
     

    EU and US Patents Granted

    51Degrees is the first to receive a device detection patent in Europe, alongside its US Patents.

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  • 15th February 2017
     
     
     

    Proxy Browser Support

    IsDataMinimising property added to enable customers to detect cost sensitive users.

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