9/11/2023 1:30 PM
Detecting iPhones in desktop mode for iOS 17
We’ve spotted a subtle difference that could impact other device detection solutions
iOS 17 is due to be released soon and our device detection can now detect the new release. During testing, we spotted a small change to the iOS 17 desktop mode User-Agent that can affect other device detection solutions.
6/1/2023 1:00 PM
Countdown to G-Day: the User-Agent reduction is complete
Device detection upgrade needed now
The User-Agent reduction has progressed to the final phase. All web device detection solutions that don’t support the User-Agent reduction and User-Agent Clients Hint must now be upgraded if they are to continue to function.
4/26/2023 12:45 PM
OpenRTB's Structured User Agent and User-Agent Client Hints
How to convert SUA data into UA-CH, and vice versa
Version 2.6 of the OpenRTB specification introduces the Structured User Agent. This new Object: Device attribute addresses Google’s changes to the User-Agent and the new User-Agent Client Hints.
3/8/2023 12:45 PM
Implementing User-Agent Client Hints: 3 different methods
The best method for you will depend on your business
Google has made preparing for the User-Agent reduction complicated, but 51Degrees provides the tools to make implementing User-Agent Client Hints simple.
2/24/2023 10:30 AM
Google's revised plans for the User-Agent
User-Agent Client Hint (UA-CH) updates from the fourth CMA report
On 31 January, Google’s Q4 report to the UK CMA was released. The report provides much-needed updates on the User-Agent reduction and User-Agent Client Hints. We recap the key points from the report in this blog.
2/20/2023 4:30 PM
Introducing the 51Degrees UAParser
We've expanded the 51Degrees product suite
The 51Degrees UAParser provides comprehensive device data based on User-Agent Client Hints and the User-Agent, and can reliably detect Apple iPhone models.
1/9/2023 1:30 PM
Countdown to G-Day: Phase 6 of the User-Agent reduction
This is a fundamental change that will affect device detection as you know it
Chrome 110, due for release on 1 February 2023, will be the first Chrome version that has information removed from the mobile and tablet User-Agents. In essence, you will not be able to tell the difference between different mobile or tablet device models.
12/5/2022 12:45 PM
Countdown to G-Day: <deviceCompat> and <unifiedPlatform>
Within the User-Agent reduction, Google has a new format for Chrome User Agent strings
Google is pressing ahead with the User-Agent reduction. From February 2023, Google will reduce the information within Chrome mobile and tablet User-Agent strings. Device information will only be available through User-Agent Client Hints.
10/18/2022 3:15 PM
Countdown to G-Day: Phase 5 of the User-Agent reduction
Chrome 107 is the first Chrome version to contain reduced platform information within desktop User-Agents
If you have not adjusted your systems to support User-Agent Client Hints before the release of Chrome 107 on 25 October 2022, you are likely to encounter a reduction in your device detection accuracy.
10/12/2022 3:45 PM
Learn Client Hints webinar transcript
This is a transcript of our webinar from 28 September 2022
The webinar, and this transcript, serves as an extensive history into why Google are reducing the User-Agent in favor of their own creation, User-Agent Client Hints.