Mobile Device Detection Service Handset Detection Announces Server-Side Version

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Developers and companies can now, from their own servers, detect which mobile devices are accessing their sites

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Big guys like Google and Facebook have this technology. Now our customers can use it without having to manage it themselves.

Mobile device detection company Handset Detection announced this week they have released a version of their service that customers can install on their own servers.

Over the last four years the Melbourne, Australia-based company has worked to improve developers' and companies’ abilities to discover which mobile devices were accessing their websites. Handset Detection allows for website optimization for mobile devices, which has led to increased revenue for Handset Detection customers in an increasingly mobile-based browsing atmosphere.

With the ability to install a customized version of the detection system, customers can now discover customer data without having to log in through Handset Detection's website. The stand-alone server-side version even comes with a pre-made development kit so all the hard work is done.

"The detection system is all in memory,” Handset Detection founder Richard Uren says, “so there's no database dependencies and it’s incredibly fast. Licences are charged per site instead of per server which works out to a large cost saving for our customers.”

The company has performed over 1.3 billion detections with over 500,000 mobile device variations accessed, keeping up with increasing demand from users who see more and more mobile devices accessing their sites. However, with Handset Detection’s new local device detection innovation, discovering whether a site is accessed with iPhones over BlackBerrys is as easy as a few clicks of the mouse.

"Performance was one of our key goals,” Uren says. “We keep our customers up to date with all the latest devices and their capabilities so no more redirecting tablets off to a mobile site.

“Big guys like Google and Facebook have this technology. Now our customers can use it without having to manage it themselves.”

For more information about this change or the company, contact Handset Detection at 415-871-0445 or hello(at)handsetdetection(dot)com. You can visit their website at

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