How to use Handset Detection
For more information see the APIv4 - Express Detection page.
Cloud Detection is our medium tech solution. Choose an API Kit, configure it with your access credentials and you’re detecting devices. API kits are small footprint and give you full control over the detection process. Simply pass the HTTP headers from your web request to the API kit and it’ll pass back the detection results.
Ultimate Detection is our high tech, high performance detection solution. It uses the same API kits as Cloud Detection, just flicked over into Ultimate (local) mode. Expect performance in the thousands of detections per second range on modest hardware. There are no database dependencies and everything runs completely in memory, so it's blazingly fast.
Cloud Detection vs Ultimate Detection
Cloud and Ultimate are both built into each each supported API kit. You can switch between Cloud and Ultimate simply by changing a config file option in each kit. They also share identical API calls and identical API replies, so its a breeze to start with one and switch to the other if requirements change in the future.
You will need an Ultimate licence to download the datafiles necessary for local detection, or feel free to use the Community Edition.
All our services contain enhanced checks for device type, operating system (platform), browser and app. We dig deep into the information to ensure our results are as accurate as possible and don't simply rely on the operating system or browser that shipped with a device