Mobile_Detect is a lightweight PHP class for detecting mobile devices (including tablets). It uses the User-Agent string combined with specific HTTP headers to detect the mobile environment.
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Motto: "Every business should have a mobile detection script to detect mobile readers."

Mobile_Detect is a lightweight PHP class for detecting mobile devices (including tablets). It uses the User-Agent string combined with specific HTTP headers to detect the mobile environment.

Nowadays web site/app content strategy matters, this is why you need all the tools to deliver the best and the fastest experience for the small screens. Mobile_Detect class is a server-side detection tool, it is not a replacement for Responsive Web Design (media queries) or other forms of client-side feature detection.

We're commited to make Mobile_Detect the best open-source mobile detection resource and this is why before each release we're running unit tests, we also research and update the detection rules on daily and weekly basis.

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I'm currently paying for hosting and spend a lot of my family time 👪 to maintain the project and planning the future releases. I would highly appreciate any money donations that will keep the research going.

Special thanks to the community 👍 for donations, BrowserStack - for providing access to their great platform, Zend - for donating licenses, Dragos Gavrila who contributed with the logo.

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👉 The recommendation is that you keep Mobile_Detect.php class in a separate module and not include it in your script core because of the high frequency of updates.


Wordpress Mobile Detect - Gives you the ability to wrap that infographic in a [notdevice][/notdevice] shortcode so at the server level WordPress will decide to show that content only if the user is NOT on a phone or tablet. Made by Jesse Friedman.

<p><a href="">mobble</a> - provides mobile related conditional functions for your site. e.g. is_iphone(), is_mobile() and is_tablet(). Made by Scott Evans.</p>

<p><a href="">Wordpress Responsage</a> - A small <code>WordPress</code> theme plugin that allows you to make your images responsive. Made by <a href="">Adrian Ciaschetti</a>.</p>

<p><a href="">Social PopUP</a> - This plugin will display a popup or splash screen when a new user visit your site showing a Google+, Twitter and Facebook follow links. It uses Mobile_Detect to detect mobile devices.</p>

Drupal Mobile Switch - The Mobile Switch Drupal module provides a automatic theme switch functionality for mobile devices, detected by Browscap or Mobile Detect. Made by Siegfried Neumann.

  <p><a href="">Drupal Context Mobile Detect</a> - This is a <code>Drupal context</code> module which integrates Context and PHP Mobile Detect library.
  Created by <a href="">Artem Shymko</a>.</p>

  <p><a href="">Drupal Mobile Detect</a> - Lightweight mobile detect module for <code>Drupal</code> created by <a href="">Matthew Donadio</a></p>

yagendoo Joomla! Mobile Detection Plugin - Lightweight PHP plugin for Joomla! that detects a mobile browser using the Mobile Detect class. Made by yagendoo media.


Magento - This Magento helper from Optimise Web enables the use of all functions provided by Made by Kathir Vel.


Free, secure and open source shopping cart platform. Included in the distribution since 1.5.x.

Zend Framework

ZF2 Mobile-Detect - Zend Framework 2 module that provides Mobile-Detect features (Mobile_Detect class as a service, helper for views and plugin controllers). Made by neilime


Symfony2 Mobile Detect Bundle - The bundle for detecting mobile devices, manage mobile view and redirect to the mobile and tablet version. Made by Nikolay Ivlev.

Silex Mobile Detect Service Provider - Silex service provider to interact with Mobile detect class methods. Made by Lhassan Baazzi.


Laravel-Agent a user agent class for Laravel, based on Mobile Detect with some additional functionality. Made by Jens Segers.

BrowserDetectis a browser & mobile detection package, collects and wrap together the best user-agent identifiers for Laravel. Created by Varga Zsolt.


EE2 Detect Mobile - Lightweight PHP plugin for EE2 that detects a mobile browser using the Mobile Detect class. Made by Gareth Davies.

Yii Framework

Yii Extension - Mobile detect plugin for Yii framework. Made by Alexey Salnikov.


CakePHP MobileDetect - plugin component for CakePHP 2.x. Made by Gregory Gaskill

FuelPHP Special Agent is a FuelPHP package which uses php-mobile-detect to determine whether a device is mobile or not. It overrides the Fuelphp Agent class its methods. Made by Robbie Bardjin.
Typo3 px_mobiledetect is an extension that helps to detect visitor's mobile device class (if that’s tablet or mobile device like smartphone). Made by Alexander Tretyak.

Statamic CMS Mobile Detect - plugin. Made by Sergei Filippov.


A JavaScript port of Mobile-Detect class. Made by Heinrich Goebl


pymobiledetect - Mobile detect python package. Made by Bas van Oostveen.


MemHT is a Free PHP CMS and Blog that permit the creation and the management online of websites with few and easy steps. Has the class included in the core.


concrete5 is a CMS that is free and open source. The library is included in the core.


ExEngine 7 PHP Open Source Framework. The Mobile_Detect class is included in the engine.


Zikula is a free and open-source Content Management Framework, which allows you to run impressive websites and build powerful online applications. The core uses Mobile-Detect to switch to a special Mobile theme, using jQueryMobile


UserAgentInfo is a PHP class for parsing user agent strings (HTTP_USER_AGENT). Includes mobile checks, bot checks, browser types/versions and more. Based on browscap, Mobile_Detect and ua-parser. Created for high traffic websites and fast batch processing. Made by quentin389


RexBrowscap - Addon for Redaxo CMS - bundles phpbrowscap, mobile-detect and some client side funcs for detecting UA capabilities in one package. Made by jdlx

Craft CMS

LJ Mobile Detect is a simple implementation of Mobile Detect for Craft CMS. Made by Lewis Jenkins