What is UADetector?
UADetector is a library to identify over 190 different desktop and mobile browsers and 130 other User-Agents like feed readers, email clients and multimedia players. In addition, even more than 400 robots like BingBot, Googlebot or Yahoo Bot can be identified.
This library is a free, portable Java library to analyze User-Agent strings.
The goal of this library is to detect the type and the associated operating
system of a client like
Mobile Firefox 9.0 on
Mobile Safari 5.1 on
UADetector is divided into two modules. The core module includes the API and implementation to read the detection information and the functions to identify User-Agents. The resources module contains the database with the necessary identification information and a service factory class to get simply preconfigured UserAgentStringParser singletons. This library will be published monthly, is integration-tested against the core module and is guaranteed to run against the defined core.
0.9.10 we support device categorization which means that for
instance an iPhone or Nexus 4 will be classified as "Smartphone" and an
iPad, Kindle or Surface RT as "Tablet". Please take a look into our
to get an idea what you can get when parsing an user agent string.
Detects over 190 different browsers
This library detects over 190 different desktop and mobile browsers and 130 other User-Agents like feed readers, multimedia players and email clients.
Identifies over 400 robots
In the Internet many robots are on their way to examine sites. A large number of robots can be detected with this library.
Each month a new version of the resources module will be published so you can always detect the latest User-Agents.
All classes in this library have been especially tested. The unit tests have over 90% branch coverage and 98% line coverage. In addition, many integration tests performed regularly.
How can You help?
UADetector is an open source tool and welcomes contributions.
- Report bugs, feature requests and other issues in the issue tracking application, but look on our known issues page first before posting!
- Help with the documentation by pointing out areas that are lacking or unclear, and if you are so inclined, submitting patches to correct it. You can quickly contribute rough thoughts by forking this project on GitHub and SourceForge, or you can volunteer to help collate and organize information that is already there.
Your participation in this project is much appreciated!
Please visit the UADetector web site for more information:
Copyright 2012 André Rouél
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- LICENSE.alphanum.txt (GNU LGPL 2.1 or above)
This product uses a version of Jaroslav Mallat's UAS Data, which can be obtained at:
- LICENSE.uas.txt (CC BY 3.0)