Mobile Device Detections Can Now be Performed Locally

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Handset Detection releases server-side version of popular cloud-based mobile device detection service.

Mobile Device Detection with Handset Detection

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Mobile device detection for website owners is a rapidly growing field, as the number of mobile devices - like mobile phones and tablets - that access websites grows exponentially each year. Generally, mobile detection companies want you to sign onto their website to get the latest data on which devices have been accessing your own site. But one company, Handset Detection, has changed all that with the release of their server-side detection service.

The Australian company has been the leader in mobile device detection for four years, but so far they’ve restricted the service to their website. They realized, however, that isn’t what customers want; they want to perform these detections locally, from their own servers.

“Our new stand-alone detection system gives customers the ability to detect thousands of mobile devices locally on their own servers,” co-founder Richard Uren says. “We've taken the same technology we use at http://www.handsetdetection.com and made that available for customers to install on their own servers.”

Even better, their service has been further streamlined. The development kits are pre-made so all the hard work is done. The detection system is all in memory so there’s no database dependencies. As a result, detections are incredibly fast.

Plus, customers also get a great deal: licenses are charged per site and not per server. This works out to be a big savings on the user end.

“We have over 1.3 billion detections performed with over 500,000 mobile device variations in our database,” Uren says. “Web developers and digital agencies just can't keep up with the hundreds of new devices added each month. We provide world class mobile detection that you can run locally or via our web service.”

For more information about the company and their local device detection, contact Handset Detection at 415-871-0445 or hello@handsetdetection.com or you can visit their website at http://www.handsetdetection.com.

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