Web

web-browsing

51Degrees

7/25/2022 1:00 PM

Latency issues within User Agent Client Hints

How to make your concerns known to Google

User Agent Client Hints return device information in the second request rather than the first; this can cause latency issues. We discuss why Google need to address the latency and offer a work-around.

report

51Degrees

6/7/2022 4:00 PM

Google and the CMA: first report on the Privacy Sandbox proposals

Key points from the report include updates on the User Agent reduction and User Agent Client Hints

The UK Competition and Markets Authority has received the first quarterly report from Google regarding its Privacy Sandbox proposals.

ipad-searching-google

51Degrees

2/11/2022 4:00 PM

User Agent Client Hints (UA-CH): action needed

The UK CMA has accepted commitments from Google over the Privacy Sandbox proposals

Here's what you need to know regarding the decision, including what actions you need to take to prepare.

windows-11-laptop

51Degrees

1/13/2022 5:00 PM

Windows 11 is only detectable with User Agent Client Hints

We’re disappointed that Microsoft communicated their sudden change so poorly

In a surprise decision by Microsoft, Windows 11 does not have an associated User Agent string and can only be detected with User Agent Client Hints. It’s interesting that Microsoft has decided to implement an experimental feature that has yet to go through the Web standards process.

client-server

Products Team

12/21/2021 4:00 PM

Unleash the power of the web server

Don’t assume that a good developer experience necessarily equates to a better user experience

If you’re building websites, you'll have heard of the client-side vs server-side debate. Do you keep everything in one place for efficiency or push it all out to the edges for power? To answer this, you need to understand the benefits of the two.

51d-devices

Marketing & Data Team

11/24/2021 4:30 PM

Understanding the User Agent string

These strings hold more insight than you may realize

We know our onions when it comes to detecting information from a User Agent string. This guide will go through everything you need to know about User Agents, including how to identify a range of devices, browsers, and operating systems from the string.

tools

Marketing

10/11/2021 5:00 PM

5 tools you need to understand User Agent Client Hints

Don’t drag your heels because time is running out to prepare

The User Agent string has been part of the web for a long time, so it’s sad to see the plans to deprecate it next year. It’s important you prepare for User Agent Client Hints, the proposed UA string replacement. With these five tools, you’ll be set for the industry change.

uach-faq

51Degrees

8/10/2021 4:00 PM

User Agent Client Hints: your questions answered

User Agent Client Hints are one of the biggest changes to the device detection industry. Here’s what you need to know.

These HTTP header requests have been introduced within Chromium browsers to replace the User Agent string. While we don’t think this is a good idea, we need to upgrade our device detection capabilities to include support for this feature. This blog covers any questions you may have on User Agent Client Hints support within our device detection.

map

Products Team

6/2/2021 12:00 PM

How to create a reverse geocoding API

Turn coordinate data into real-world information

Where can I find a free, open source reverse geocoding API? How do I turn coordinate data into real directions? Which three birds are local to my area? All of these questions are answered in this blog.

birdies

Stuart Langridge & Bruce Lawson

5/10/2021 1:00 PM

Which Three Birdies

Finding the three local birds and a local picture for every point on the globe

Using 51Degrees reverse geocoding APIs, Xeno-Canto's database of bird calls, and Wikidata's collection of imagery and structured data, we display an example of how to produce a "birdday card", finding the three local birds and a local picture for every point on the globe.