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17

Oct

2014

Get more from responsive web design with device detection

Overcoming the "all device types should get the same content" problem with RWD

Author: Mike

Responsive Web Design solves many of the layout problems associated with increasingly diverse screen sizes but is constrained by one hard to justify assumption. RWD assumes all devices should receive the same content and support the same business processes. Read on to understand methods to optimise your RWD web site for mobiles, tablets, smartphones, and TVs.

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Categories: Development, Opinion

Tags: RWD, RESS, HTML5, CSS3

10

Oct

2014

How to get Signatures/UserAgents from device model

Using Java

Device detection is usually expected to take a user agent as an input and use it to return a device with the relevant properties. But what if you want to find signatures/user agent strings associated with a particular property? Read this article to find out how to use your 51Degrees data file to retrieve device signatures based on specific strings, contained in selected properties.

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3

Oct

2014

Distributions Update

PHP and .NET

Version 3.1.6.6 will shortly be released as stable for .NET with several important changes. PHP to be updated to correctly work with transparent pixels in .PNG images.

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Categories: Development

Tags: PHP, Update, NET

26

Sep

2014

Image Resizing For Mobile Devices

Using 51Degrees Image Optimiser In .NET, PHP and Java

Images and graphics can often cause websites to take a significant amount of time to load and constitute a large chunk of traffic. This is especially a problem for devices with slow Internet connection. Using RWD does not eliminate this problem either. This article will demonstrate how easy it is to use 51Degrees Image Optimiser and provide two examples in PHP.

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Categories: Development

Tags: Java, PHP, NET

19

Sep

2014

Using QR Codes - 3 Simple Tips

McDonalds. I could love it more.

QR codes have been around for 20 years and have now appeared everywhere. They’re an ideal method of gaining instant feedback, entering competitions, providing additional information to customers or all 3.

This blog highlights 3 simple techniques to consider when using QR codes. Using a recent UK McDonalds campaign as an example I show how it could be improved to provide an experience I'd really love.

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12

Sep

2014

Gain Valuable Insights From Web Logs With Device Detection

Use a few lines of Java and device detection to analyse web logs

Device detection brings meaning to user agents. When used in aggregate analysis of web log files insights can be gained about the characteristics of device accessing a web site. This information can then be used to make smarter design decisions improving user experience and return on investment. Properties available include screen size, supported input methods, web browser capabilities and much more.

This example is written in Java and can be downloaded directly from our website.

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Categories: Development

Tags: Java

30

Jul

2014

Mobile and Tablet Device Detection with MVC5

Linking 51Degrees Device Detection Repository to MVC Views

Author: Anonym

If you could easily tell what type device was on your site, your server can make intelligent decisions about what content, scripts, and styles to send without you needing to worry about cross browser support for every part of your web application. This blog post shows how easy it is to address these issues with the new features of Microsoft MVC5.

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11

Jul

2014

Why Fast Device Detection Matters

How 51Degrees Beats the Competition

Detecting mobile devices is important as websites designed with large desktop computer screens in mind rarely perform well on a mobile device. Detecting such devices allows you to present content in the right fashion for the viewing device which improves website performance for your visitors and leads to better user experience. You will find many device detection products on the market and they all claim to be the fastest and most accurate but they do not provide proof. 51Degrees device detection solution achieves 99.97 percent accuracy with 5 million detections per second on hardware that costs less than 1000 USD which makes our solution the fastest, most efficient and hence most environmentally friendly. 51Degrees device detection is easy to deploy in PHP, .NET, Java, Perl, Python and C.  In this article you will find test results for the 3 test hardware platforms we used as well as instruction on how to test our device detection solution in your environment in just 4 easy steps.

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27

May

2014

Version 3 Device Detection

General Availability

Following live trials lasting more than 6 months we're delighted to announce version 3 of the 51Degrees device detection solution is fully released.

Available to all, including free Lite users, key improvements include:

  • Over 100 times faster device detection
  • Reduced memory consumption and faster start up times
  • Automatic image optimisation (PHP, Java and .NET)
  • Future proof algorithms supporting potentially millions of device combinations
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24

Jan

2014

New Property 'IsMediaHub' now available

Author: Data Team

A new property called IsMediaHub is now available for all Premium users to use.

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Categories: Development, Device Data

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