51Degrees Device Detection Java  4.1

Device detection services for 51Degrees Pipeline


Automatic updates example for 51Degrees device detection ‘Hash’ engine shows how to build a pipeline using the 51Degrees device detection pipeline builder and demonstrates how to configure the update polling interval. The automatic data file updates page explains the different options you can configure.

This example is available in full on GitHub.

This example requires a subscription to 51Degrees Device Data, a subscription can be acquired from the 51Degrees pricing page.

This example requires a local data file. Free data files can be acquired by pulling the submodules under this repository or from the device-detection-data GitHub repository.

Expected output:

Using data file at G:\Workspace\device-detection-java\device-detection-cxx\device-detection-data\51Degrees-LiteV4.1.hash
Initial data file published date: Wed May 13 09:39:27 BST 2020
The pipeline has now been set up to poll for updates every 10 seconds, a random ammount of time up to 10 seconds will be added.
Press a key to end the program.
Update completed. Status AUTO_UPDATE_SUCCESS
Data file published date: Wed Aug 05 09:40:14 BST 2020
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package fiftyone.devicedetection.examples.hash.automaticupdates;
import fiftyone.devicedetection.DeviceDetectionPipelineBuilder;
import fiftyone.devicedetection.examples.ExampleBase;
import fiftyone.devicedetection.examples.ProgramBase;
import fiftyone.devicedetection.hash.engine.onpremise.flowelements.DeviceDetectionHashEngine;
import fiftyone.pipeline.core.flowelements.Pipeline;
import fiftyone.pipeline.engines.services.DataUpdateService;
import fiftyone.pipeline.engines.services.DataUpdateServiceDefault;
import fiftyone.pipeline.engines.services.HttpClient;
import fiftyone.pipeline.engines.services.HttpClientDefault;
import fiftyone.pipeline.engines.services.OnUpdateComplete;
import java.util.Date;
import org.slf4j.LoggerFactory;
public class UpdatePollingInterval extends ProgramBase {
public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
String dataFile = args.length > 0 ? args[0] :
String licenseKey = args.length > 1 ? args[1] :
"!!Your license key!!";
if(licenseKey.startsWith("!!")) {
System.out.println("You need a license key to run this example, "
+ "you can obtain one by subscribing to a 51Degrees bundle: "
+ "https://51degrees.com/pricing");
new Example(true).run(dataFile, licenseKey);
System.out.println("Complete. Press enter to exit.");
public static class Example extends ExampleBase {
static Pipeline pipeline;
int updatePollingInterval = 10;
int pollingIntervalRandomisation = 10;
public Example(boolean printOutput) {
public void run(String dataFile, String licenseKey) throws Exception {
println("Using data file at " + dataFile);
HttpClient httpClient = new HttpClientDefault();
DataUpdateService dataUpdateService = new DataUpdateServiceDefault(
dataUpdateService.onUpdateComplete(new GetAutoUpdateStatus());
// Build the device detection pipeline using the builder that comes with the
// fiftyone.devicedetection package and pass in the desired settings to configure
// automatic updates.
pipeline = new DeviceDetectionPipelineBuilder(LoggerFactory.getILoggerFactory(), httpClient, dataUpdateService)
.useOnPremise(dataFile, true)
// For automatic updates to work you will need to provide a license key.
// A license key can be obtained with a subscription from https://51degrees.com/pricing
// Enable automatic updates.
// Set the frequency in seconds that the pipeline should
// check for updates to data files. A recommended
// polling interval in a production environment is
// around 30 minutes or 1800 seconds.
// Set the max ammount of time in seconds that should be
// added to the polling interval. This is useful in datacenter
// applications where mulitple instances may be polling for
// updates at the same time. A recommended ammount in production
// environments is 600 seconds.
// Get the published date of the data file from the Hash engine
// after building the pipeline.
Date publishedDate = pipeline
println("Initial data file published date: "+ publishedDate);
println("The pipeline has now been set up to poll for updates every "
+ updatePollingInterval + " seconds, a random ammount of "
+ "time up to " + pollingIntervalRandomisation + " seconds will be added.");
println("Press a key to end the program.");
public static class GetAutoUpdateStatus implements OnUpdateComplete {
public void call(Object o, DataUpdateService.DataUpdateCompleteArgs duca) {
if(pipeline != null) {
Date publishedDate = pipeline
System.out.println("Data file published date: " + publishedDate.toString());
System.out.println("Update completed. Status " + duca.getStatus());