November 8, 2012

User-Agent lists for mobile and other devices

If you've been looking for some lists of mobile (and other) User-Agents for mobile site redirects and other useful stuff you might want to check out these links.

WURFL has a fantastic and up-to-date collection of devices and their User-Agents, you can both query their database of download an XML with the device list and the device specifications.

WURFL (Wireless Universal Resource FiLe)

Here is a sample WURFL database entry (this one is for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 / P7300), as you can see there is a lot of interesting information about the device specs and capabilities for displaying web content, video and audio streaming which can come in very useful if you're redirecting your site based on User-Agents. Most useful fragments marked in red.

<device id="samsung_gt_p7300_ver1" user_agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 3.1; it-it; GT-P7300 Build/HMJ37) AppleWebKit/534.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Safari/534.13" fall_back="generic_android_ver3_1" actual_device_root="true">
    <group id="product_info">
      <capability name="uaprof" value=""/>
      <capability name="model_name" value="GT-P7300"/>
      <capability name="brand_name" value="Samsung"/>
      <capability name="marketing_name" value="Galaxy Tab 8.9"/>
      <capability name="release_date" value="2011_december"/>
    <group id="wml_ui">
      <capability name="table_support" value="true"/>
    <group id="display">
      <capability name="columns" value="25"/>
      <capability name="rows" value="21"/>
      <capability name="resolution_width" value="800"/>
      <capability name="resolution_height" value="1280"/>
    <group id="image_format">
      <capability name="jpg" value="true"/>
      <capability name="gif" value="true"/>
      <capability name="wbmp" value="true"/>
      <capability name="png" value="true"/>
      <capability name="colors" value="65536"/>
    <group id="streaming">
      <capability name="streaming_vcodec_h263_0" value="30"/>
      <capability name="streaming_vcodec_h264_bp" value="1"/>
      <capability name="streaming_vcodec_mpeg4_sp" value="0"/>
    <group id="wap_push">
      <capability name="wap_push_support" value="true"/>
    <group id="mms">
      <capability name="mms_png" value="true"/>
      <capability name="mms_3gpp" value="true"/>
      <capability name="mms_max_size" value="307200"/>
      <capability name="mms_max_width" value="2048"/>
      <capability name="sender" value="true"/>
      <capability name="mms_max_height" value="1536"/>
      <capability name="mms_gif_static" value="true"/>
      <capability name="mms_wav" value="true"/>
      <capability name="mms_video" value="true"/>
      <capability name="mms_vcard" value="true"/>
      <capability name="mms_midi_monophonic" value="true"/>
      <capability name="mms_bmp" value="true"/>
      <capability name="mms_3gpp2" value="true"/>
      <capability name="receiver" value="true"/>
      <capability name="mms_vcalendar" value="true"/>
      <capability name="mms_mp3" value="true"/>
      <capability name="mms_amr" value="true"/>
      <capability name="mms_mp4" value="true"/>
      <capability name="mms_jpeg_baseline" value="true"/>
      <capability name="mms_gif_animated" value="true"/>
    <group id="sound_format">
      <capability name="sp_midi" value="true"/>
      <capability name="aac" value="true"/>
      <capability name="mp3" value="true"/>
      <capability name="amr" value="true"/>
      <capability name="midi_monophonic" value="true"/>
      <capability name="imelody" value="true"/>
      <capability name="midi_polyphonic" value="true"/>

Another great resource I found with some insightful information was on Zytrax, not all up-to-date but still great info about which is what and mostly for quick reference when you don't necessarily need the additional information from WUFL.

Check it out at:

Zytrax Mobile-ID list

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