device detection from android app

I have this HTTP request, I expected this, but WURFL is returning that. Please provide enough data to reproduce the problem.
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device detection from android app

Postby mobilemedia » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:25 am


I would like to know whether it's possible to detect a device based on an http request coming from a native android app.
By default there is no user-agent header, but the system provides a user-agent that resembles the one below
Dalvik/1.2.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2.2; U8800 Pro Build/HuaweiU8800Pro)
containing both device and model information.

Is that possible through WURFL cloud or any other product.
In fact we did a test with an android app running on the device with the user agent mentioned above and the device detected was generic_android_ver2_2

thanks in advance


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Re: device detection from android app

Postby sriram » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:21 am

Hi Charis,

The recently introduced "is_app" virtual capability is what you are looking for.

Sriram Sridharan

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