A platform detection library.
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Latest commit e645a59 Nov 9, 2016 @tals tals committed with demoneaux Added support for embedded IE.
It would previously crash when touching `window.external`.

Closes #113.

README.md

Platform.js v1.3.3

A platform detection library that works on nearly all JavaScript platforms.

Disclaimer

Platform.js is for informational purposes only & not intended as a substitution for feature detection/inference checks.

Documentation

Installation

In a browser:

<script src="platform.js"></script>

In an AMD loader:

require(['platform'], function(platform) {/*…*/});

Using npm:

$ npm i --save platform

In Node.js:

var platform = require('platform');

Usage example:

// on IE10 x86 platform preview running in IE7 compatibility mode on Windows 7 64 bit edition
platform.name; // 'IE'
platform.version; // '10.0'
platform.layout; // 'Trident'
platform.os; // 'Windows Server 2008 R2 / 7 x64'
platform.description; // 'IE 10.0 x86 (platform preview; running in IE 7 mode) on Windows Server 2008 R2 / 7 x64'

// or on an iPad
platform.name; // 'Safari'
platform.version; // '5.1'
platform.product; // 'iPad'
platform.manufacturer; // 'Apple'
platform.layout; // 'WebKit'
platform.os; // 'iOS 5.0'
platform.description; // 'Safari 5.1 on Apple iPad (iOS 5.0)'

// or parsing a given UA string
var info = platform.parse('Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7.2; en; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0 Opera 11.52');
info.name; // 'Opera'
info.version; // '11.52'
info.layout; // 'Presto'
info.os; // 'Mac OS X 10.7.2'
info.description; // 'Opera 11.52 (identifying as Firefox 4.0) on Mac OS X 10.7.2'

Support

Tested in Chrome 53-54, Firefox 48-49, IE 11, Edge 14, Safari 9-10, Node.js 4-7, & PhantomJS 2.1.1.

BestieJS

Platform.js is part of the BestieJS “Best in Class” module collection. This means we promote solid browser/environment support, ES5+ precedents, unit testing, & plenty of documentation.