10/19/2020 5:00 PM
The role of patents in 51Degrees
51Degrees has grown to become a respected commercial open source business and although we operate a freemium business model, we choose to protect our inventions.
In this article, we talk about how and why we decided to patent our technologies and ultimately protect our business in order to ensure we can continue to produce breakthrough after breakthrough.
7/4/2019 4:00 PM
Afilias' European Device Detection Patent Invalid
DeviceAtlas a trivial variation of WURFL
Yesterday the European Patent Office (EPO) opposition division narrowed Afilias Technologies Plc's device detection patent EP2245836B1 in Europe, as a result of an opposition brought by 51Degrees in 2017 and explained in this blog. The EPO concluded that the patent as initially granted was not valid.
5/15/2019 3:36 PM
51Degrees AdTech Focused Patent Granted
AdTech players now have a fast, free and future proof device detection solution
51Degrees' sub-microsecond device detection solution is granted a European patent, further adding to our established portfolio.
9/27/2018 12:17 PM
Varnish Future Proofing - Version 6.1.0 now supported
A look into the challenges of supporting a VMOD in different versions of Varnish
9/10/2018 12:34 PM
Leading Czech company Seznam.cz selects 51Degrees Device Detection for Publishing, Search and Advertising Platforms
Using 51Degrees, Seznam.cz improves targeting capability and user experience across all areas of their business
7/13/2018 9:00 AM
5 Things You Need To Know About Device Detection
and why User Agent Strings are important
With the continuing rise of mobile usage for web and apps, companies like yours need to integrate Device Detection into your analytics, strategic decision making, programmatic advertising and content optimisation process. Device Detection is the process of capturing accurate real-time intelligence about the devices being used to access online information, including web and native apps. This Device Intelligence provides more granular analytics to identify where online content is performing best on any device, regardless of screen size.
5/17/2018 3:08 PM
51Degrees API Capabilities
PHP, LUA, Go, Varnish and NGINX updates
The 51Degrees Device Detection software allows an application to determine the exact details about a user’s device. We support many programming language versions and have made some recent enhancements that are relevant for anyone using PHP, LUA and Go.
5/7/2018 9:00 AM
How to Find and Manage Memory Leaks
51Degrees recommends Valgrind to test and validate builds
There are many 3rd party tools that can be used to test and validate builds. In this article, we will be focusing on the use of Valgrind alongside the 51Degrees API as a memory leak detector.
3/14/2018 3:22 PM
Comparing 51Degrees to Google Analytics
51Degrees share the device data differences
51Degrees are often asked how our data compares to other Device Intelligence providers. In this blog we highlight the key differences between the data you can retrieve from Google analytics and the granular device data we can provide.
11/29/2017 2:00 PM
DeviceAtlas Patent Opposed
51Degrees leads opposition to Afilias European patent
In July 2017, after eight long years of deliberation, the European Patent Office (EPO) finally granted Afilias Technologies Ltd patent EP2245836B1 "Determining a property of a communication device". 51Degrees, the company I founded and still run, opposed this patent not because we think it affects any of our current products but because it attempts to monopolise the earlier WURFL (Wireless Universal Resource FiLe) solution now run by ScientiaMobile along with other well-known computing techniques.