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ScientiaMobile WURFL Cloud Client for Node.js

The WURFL Cloud Service by ScientiaMobile, Inc., is a cloud-based mobile device detection service that can quickly and accurately detect over 500 capabilities of visiting devices. It can differentiate between portable mobile devices, desktop devices, SmartTVs and any other types of devices that have a web browser.

This is the Node.js Client for accessing the WURFL Cloud Service, and it requires a free or paid WURFL Cloud account from ScientiaMobile:



  • Node.JS version 0.8.2

Sign up for WURFL Cloud

First, you must go to and signup for a free or paid WURFL Cloud account (see above). When you've finished creating your account, and have selected the WURFL Capabilities that you would like to use, you must copy your API Key, as it will be needed in the Client.


Via npm:

$ npm install wurflcloud

Via Source:

Download the source code and include the following lines in your code:

var wurfl_cloud_client = require("./NodeWurflCloudClient/WurflCloudClient");
var config = require("./NodeWurflCloudClient/Config");


Set your API Key:

var configuration = new config.WurflCloudConfig(api_key);


After you have installed and configured the WURFL Client, create example.js:

var brand;
var result_capabilities = {};
var WURFLCloudClientObject = new wurfl_cloud_client.WurflCloudClient(configuration, HttpRequest, HttpResponse);
WURFLCloudClientObject.detectDevice(HttpRequest, null, function(err, result_capabilities){
	WURFLCloudClientObject.getDeviceCapability('brand_name', function(error, brand){
			console.log('Error' + error);
			console.log('Brand name: ' + brand);

You should see the brand name of your device in the console provided that you have already obtained a WURFL Cloud API key and that you have selected brand_name in your capabilities section.

Example application

After you have registered in WURFL Cloud Service here, to run the example application on you browser do the following:

  • Download and extract all the files in a folder.
  • Inside the exampleApp.js enter your own WURFL Cloud api key.
  • Select brand_name and is_wireless_device as your capabilities in ScientiaMobile WURFL Cloud website.
  • Run the server/example application inside a console with node index.js.
  • Go to a Web Browser in http://localhost:8888
  • Either chose example or example2.

You will see the brand name of your device and whether it is wireless or not.

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