51Degrees Device Detection PHP  4.4

Device detection services for 51Degrees Pipeline


This example shows how to use the 51Degrees Cloud service to lookup the details of a device based on a given 'native model name'. Native model name is a string of characters that are returned from a query to the device's OS. There are different mechanisms to get native model names for Android devices and iOS devices

This example is available in full on GitHub.

To run this example, you will need to create a resource key. The resource key is used as shorthand to store the particular set of properties you are interested in as well as any associated license keys that entitle you to increased request limits and/or paid-for properties.

You can create a resource key using the 51Degrees Configurator.

Required Composer Dependencies:

  • 51degrees/fiftyone.devicedetection
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require_once(__DIR__ . "/exampleUtils.php");
require_once(__DIR__ . "/../../vendor/autoload.php");
public function run($resourceKey, $logger, callable $output, $cloudEndPoint = "")
$output("This example shows the details of devices " .
"associated with a given 'native model name'.");
$output("The native model name can be retrieved by " .
"code running on the device (For example, a mobile app).");
$output("For Android devices, see " .
$output("For iOS devices, see " .
// This example creates the pipeline and engines in code. For a demonstration
// of how to do this using a configuration file instead, see the TacLookup example.
// For more information about builders in general see the documentation at
// http://51degrees.com/documentation/_concepts__configuration__builders__index.html
$cloudRequestEngineSettings = array("resourceKey" => $resourceKey);
// If a cloud endpoint has been provided then set the
// cloud pipeline endpoint.
if (!empty($cloudEndPoint))
$cloudRequestEngineSettings["cloudEndpoint"] = $cloudEndPoint;
// Create the cloud request engine.
$cloudEngine = new CloudRequestEngine($cloudRequestEngineSettings);
// Create the hardware profile engine to process the response from the
// request engine.
$propertyKeyedEngine = new HardwareProfileCloud();
// Create the pipeline using the engines.
$pipeline = (new PipelineBuilder())
// Pass a native model into the pipeline and list the matching devices.
$this->analyseModel($this->nativeModel1, $pipeline, $output);
// Repeat for an alternative native model name.
$this->analyseModel($this->nativeModel2, $pipeline, $output);
private function analyseModel($nativemodel, $pipeline, callable $output)
// Create the FlowData instance.
$data = $pipeline->createFlowData();
// Add the native model key as evidence.
$data->evidence->set(CloudConstants::EVIDENCE_QUERY_NATIVE_MODEL_KEY, $nativemodel);
// Process the supplied evidence.
// Get result data from the flow data.
$result = $data->hardware;
$output("Which devices are associated with the " .
"native model name '".$nativemodel."'?");
// The 'hardware.profiles' object contains one or more devices.
// This is the same interface used for standard device detection, so we have
// access to all the same properties.
forEach($result->profiles as $profile) {
$vendor = ExampleUtils::getHumanReadable($profile, "hardwarevendor");
$name = ExampleUtils::getHumanReadable($profile, "hardwarename");
$model = ExampleUtils::getHumanReadable($profile, "hardwaremodel");
$output("\t".$vendor." ".$name." (".$model.")");
// Example values to use when looking up device details from native model names.
private $nativeModel1 = "SC-03L";
private $nativeModel2 = "iPhone11,8";
// Only declare and call the main function if this is being run directly.
// This prevents main from being run where examples are run as part of
// PHPUnit tests.
if (basename(__FILE__) == basename($_SERVER["SCRIPT_FILENAME"]))
function main($argv)
// Use the command line args to get the resource key if present.
// Otherwise, get it from the environment variable.
$resourceKey = isset($argv) && count($argv) > 0 ? $argv[0] : ExampleUtils::getResourceKey();
// Configure a logger to output to the console.
$logger = new Logger("info");
if (empty($resourceKey) == false)
(new NativeModelLookupConsole())->run($resourceKey, $logger, ['ExampleUtils', 'output']);
"No resource key specified on the command line or in the " .
"environment variable '".ExampleUtils::RESOURCE_KEY_ENV_VAR."'. " .
"The 51Degrees cloud service is accessed using a 'ResourceKey'. " .
"For more information " .
"see http://51degrees.com/documentation/_info__resource_keys.html. " .
"Native model lookup is not available as a free service. This means that " .
"you will first need a license key, which can be purchased from our " .
"pricing page: http://51degrees.com/pricing. Once this is done, a resource " .
"key with the properties required by this example can be created at " .
"https://configure.51degrees.com/QKyYH5XT. You can now populate the " .
"environment variable mentioned at the start of this message with the " .
"resource key or pass it as the first argument on the command line.");
main(isset($argv) ? array_slice($argv, 1) : null);