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Friday, May 4, 2012

51Degrees.mobi introduces simple mobile device detection for PHP developers

Device detection and web optimisation business 51Degrees.mobi has expanded its portfolio of solutions to include PHP support. This means developers and owners of PHP-based web sites can now discover whether the visiting device is a tablet, whether it’s a smart phone and what the screen size is before automatically adjusting the online content.

51Degrees.mobi does not require cloud services or external plug-ins and is free for commercial use, making it unlike other device detection solutions. The 51Degrees.mobi PHP code is licensed under the Mozilla Public Licence v2.0 and is supported by a ‘freemium’ business model. It’s being released as a beta, giving developers the ability to offer feedback that shapes the final product.

James Rosewell, CEO of 51Degrees.mobi, said “It’s never been easier to add mobile device detection to a web site. Our four steps take less than three minutes to implement: simply download, unzip, include and go mobile!  The new beta version of 51Degrees.mobi for PHP demonstrates how it’s possible to detect mobile devices quickly, efficiently and - with our Lite product - for free. The result is a better experience for web site owners and for their online visitors.”

51Degrees.mobi currently sponsors TheFonecast.com. The company was co-founded by James Rosewell, one of the team here at The Fonecast. You can hear an interview with James about 51Degrees.mobi and mobile device detection on our website, via iTunes or by downloading the MP3 file.
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