Site Sharing is Here


Today we’re happy to release our latest feature, ‘Site Sharing’. Site sharing lets you share site analytics with other folks using Handset Detection.

So, how does it work ? From your ‘My Sites’ list simply click the Site Sharing icon (a smaller version of the picture above) to jump into the Site Sharing page. Then, enter the email address of the person you would like to share your site with. The same screen also allows you to track who has accepted, rejected or stopped viewing your shared site.

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Shared sites appear in orange at the bottom of your ‘My Sites’ list.

Happy Sharing,



Mega Update, Its the new Handset Detection

Last week we quietly slipped a major website update onto all the servers. We’ll be switching on new features from this update over the next few weeks. Immediate benefits are improved help and resources, much _much_ faster analytics using MongoDB’s fancy new aggregation framework, (which are also 25% more beautiful) and an entire cosmetic overhaul of the whole Handset Detection experience.

For the technically inclined Handset Detection runs on CakePHP. Our update was from CakePHP 1.3 to 2.2 and MongoDB from 2.0 to 2.2. Thanks largely to lazy loading, and other framework improvements the actual execution code paths have dropped by around 30% which translates into a huge performance improvement. What will we do with all the spare servers now ? :) (Stay tuned, we have some ideas).

The Forums are also being reinstated as 1st class support tools as well. So feel free to ask away there if we can help with anything.


Announcing Local Device Detection

We hope you’ve been enjoying Handset Detection for the last four years. We’ve helped you discover exactly who is accessing your website with what mobile devices in order to better build your business.

However, you’re tired of always logging onto our website to get this valuable information. If only there was a way you could install Handset Detection’s system directly on your server…

Photo courtesy of TRaferty on Flickr

You ask for it – we do it! We’ve now introduced the new stand-alone version of Handset Detection. No more logging in or hurdles to leap. Just install our pre-made local device detection development kit and you’re ready to go.

“We’re using the same technology that we’ve pioneered over the last 4 years and made that available to our customers,” the big boss Richard Uren says. “The detection system is all in memory, so there’s no database dependencies and its incredibly fast. We keep our customers up to date with all the latest devices and their capabilities so no more redirecting tablets off to a mobile site.”

We’re not looking to break anyone’s bank, so we’ve made the stand-alone version as economical as possible. In fact, since licenses are charged per site and not per server, it works out as a big savings for our customers.

Of course if you’d still rather come on the HD website and use the service, we’ll still welcome you with open arms! Either way we strive to provide the most helpful information to grow your business in this increasingly digital world.

“Our mission is to help web developers and digital agencies the world over with real enterprise quality mobile device detection,” Richard says, “the kind that big guys like Google and Facebook have without having to manage that themselves. We provide world class mobile detection that you can run locally or via our web service.”

Ready to get started? Head over to our local device detection page.

Happy Detecting!

NFC Capable Devices Supported by Handset Detection

We explained a little about near field communication here, and as promised, here’s our list of NFC devices Handset Detection supports. Happy detecting!

Vendor Model
LG T500
HTC Incredible S
LG LS685
Huawei Sonic
Samsung SHW-M250S
Samsung SPH-D710
Samsung SHW-M250L
Samsung GT-S5230
Nokia N9
RIM Blackberry 9360
Nokia 700
HTC Amaze 4G
RIM BlackBerry Montana
RIM BlackBerry Sedona
RIM BlackBerry Curve 9370
RIM BlackBerry 9380
RIM BlackBerry Bold 9790
Motorola Spice XT
Nokia N5
LG P692
Nokia 6216 classic
Samsung Galaxy Note
Samsung SGH-i677
LG Optimus LTE
Samsung S7250
Samsung Wave Y
Nokia 600
Nokia 6212 classic
Nokia 701
Motorola XT912
HTC Droid Incredible 2
HTC Rezound
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
Sony Xperia P
Acer E330
LG Optimus L7
Panasonic Eluga
Samsung GT-i9210
Panasonic Bizpad
Sharp RW-T110
Samsung SCH-i515
Samsung SGH-T989
Samsung SGH-T989
Samsung Galaxy Note 5.3
Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Samsung SGH-T769
Samsung Galaxy S Advance
LG LS840
LG VS920
Lenovo K800
Sony Ericsson Pepper
Sony Xperia Ion
Samsung I9250
Samsung I9020
Nokia 808 PureView
LG P880
ZTE Skate Kis
ZTE Blade II
ZTE Orbit
Acer Cloud Mobile
Samsung SGH-I777
Sony MT27i
Pantech Vega LTE M
Nokia 603
LG Optimus 3D Max
Nokia Oro
Nokia Lumia 610 NFC
HTC Evo One
LG Optimus Elite
Lava Xolo X900
Samsung SGH T879
Panasonic Eluga Power
RIM BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981
LG Optimus LTE2
HTC Droid Incredible 4G
Samsung Galaxy Mini 2
Sony Xperia S
LG Optimus LTE Tag
Lumingon T2
Toshiba 808
LG LS970
Samsung SPH-L300
HTC Desire C
Samsung Galaxy S II
HTC Droid Incredible
LG Optimus L5
LG Optimus Net
Galaxy Galaxy S III
Samsung GT-S578
LG F100L
LG P940
Nokia 6212
Sony Xperia acro S
Sony Xperia Ion HSPA LT28h
Sony Xperia acro S LT26w
Samsung SHW-M250k
ZTE Racer 2
Google Nexus 7
RIM BlackBerry PlayBook 2012
Turkcell T11
RIM Blackberry 9981
Acer Liquid Express e320
Pantech IM-A820L
Motorola Motosmart Flip XT611
Huawei U8661
RIM BlackBerry 9900
Turkcell MaxiPlus 5
Fujitsu Arrow μ F-07d
Sharp RW-T107
Orange AZ210a
Casio DT-X8
Android Galaxy Note (Fake)
DoCoMo SC-05D
Mpman MP948

Near Field Communication Added to Handset Detection

In our ever-expanding drive to implement the best improvements and advancements within Handset Detection we’ve added something truly…well, it’s just cool! You’ve probably heard quite a bit about the technology that lets you exchange info or even charge mobile devices simply by “bumping” or being in close proximity to them.

Photo Courtesy of Burgermac on Flickr

This technology is called “near field communication,” (NFC) and we’ve now added it to the network properties in the latest version of the device database at Handset Detection!

Near field communication, or NFC for short, is mostly used for mobile payments. Some countries like Germany and Italy have implemented these mobile payments into their public transportation. Riders simply tap their phone (their credit card info already pre-loaded) and they’re on their way to their destination.

But that’s not all NFC is good for! It’s also used to trade social media information and even establish simple low-speed wi-fi connections. In the future users will no doubt be using NFC in ways heretofore undiscovered.

That’s why we thought it was essential to bring NFC into Handset Detection. To truly understand how customers are reaching your website and interacting with your company it’s time to account for NFC, too. Have a look at our list of NFC devices Handset Detection supports.

The reality is NFC is becoming more prevalent, so as a result we wouldn’t be offering our full services if we didn’t include it! Happy near field communicating!

Add an Email cc for quota and invoice emails

We’ve just added a handy extension to our email handling so you can add multiple addresses for quota notifications and payment notices. No more missed quota alerts or canceled subscriptions because someone was away, moved on from your company or didn’t notice the alert emails.

You can add up to 5 additional addresses for emails. Note : The cc addresses only get payment notices and quota warnings. Forgotten passwords and other direct emails will only go to the primary account holder address.

Here’s a snapshot of what the section looks like.

Add your email address and click save. Job Done.

Hat tip to the guys at Postmark who handle all our transaction email for this feature.


Handset Detection Newly Supported Devices, August 8, 2012

New Devices Supported


Elonex eTouch 701ET
Prestigio MultiPad 7100
Elonex eTouch 765ET
Prestigio MultiPad 7.0 Prime
Elonex eTouch 760ET
Elonex eTouch 1000ET
Prestigio MultiPad 5197D ULTRA
Prestigio MultiPad 7.0 Ultra
Elonex eTouch 702et
Prestigio MultiPad 5097
Elonex eTouch 1044ET
Elonex eTouch 1040ET
Point of View Protab2 XXL 2.3
Point of View Playtabpro 2.3
Point of View Playtabpro
Point of View Protab2 XXL
Point of View Protab 2.4 XL
Point of View Protab 2.4
Point of View Protab 25XXL
Pixcom Pixtab Turbo
Pixcom Andro Tab CORE
Pixcom Andro Tab 2
NEC 101S Medias
Samsung SGH-M140
Samsung SCH-U485
Samsung GT-i6712
NEC Medias 101T
LG MS770
Xiaomi MiOne
Zopo ZP200
Point of View Protab2 IPS
Point of View Protab 25XL
Point of View Protab 25
Le Pan Le Pan II
Le Pan Mode de vie TC970


Arnova Arnova 7b G2 DT
MID zenithink b01ref
Arnova Arnova 10
Arnova Arnova 8
Arnova Arnova 10b G2
Arnova Arnova 10 G2
Arnova Arnova 9 G2
Arnova Arnova 8b G2
Arnova Arnova 8 G2
Arnova Arnova 7e G2 Dual Touch
Arnova Arnova 7c G2


Arnova Arnova 7b G2
Arnova Arnova 7 G2
Arnova Arnova 7 G3
Alcatel OT-927
Arnova Arnova 7b G3
Arnova Arnova 7c G3
Odys Chrono
Arnova Arnova 7d G3
Arnova Arnova 7f G3
Ainovo Novo 7 Basic
Amoi N808
Arnova Arnova 8 G3
Arnova Arnova 8c G3
Commtiva N700
Alcatel One Touch OT-986
Arnova Arnova 9 G3
Creative ZiiO 10
Arnova Arnova 10b G3
SonyEricsson ST27i Xperia Go
Huawei C8600
Grammata Papyre Pad 712
Arnova Arnova ChildPad
Novapad 100 c124
Ainol Novo 7 Aurora
Cube U9GT 2
Win CT 704
Ainol Novo7 Elf
Ainol Novo 7 Aurora II
Amoi E860
Creative ZiiO 7
Polaroid PTAB7200
Ainol Novo 7 Elf II
Samsung GT-i8530
Panasonic P-02D
Medion P4012
Huawei u8160
HTC 7 Trophy T8686
Polaroid Ptab4300
Samsung GT-N8013

Handset Detection Newly Supported Devices, August 16, 2012

New Devices Supported


Fujitsu Arrow μ F-07d
Casio IT-800
Casio DT-X8
NextBook Next 7s
Samsung SGH-S390g
Turkcell MaxiPlus 5
Space Livepad 7.2
Samsung SGH-S425G
Ainol Novo7 Advanced
Viewsonic ViewPad 10s


Huawei U8820
Huawei C8650
Kocaso M760W
Craig CMP741D
AOC MW0811
Huawei T8300
Odys Xelio
Alcatel OT-908s
Huawei U8520
Motorola XT556
Ainol Novo 7 Paladin
Samsung GT-S7250d
Nextbook Next7p


RIM Curve 9310
RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520
Cherry Mobile Superion
Huawei A9188
Samsung GT-S5511t
Huawei T8100
Huawei M866
Huawei U8120
Polaroid Pmid701i
Polypad C7000


Huawei U8661
RIM Blackberry 9788
Lenovo A750
Lenovo Ideapad A1107
Polaroid PMID700
Coby Mid 7035
Lenovo A520
Lenovo P700
Coby Mid 7127
Versus Touchpad 7
Coby Mid1042
Linx Commtiva N700
Coby Kyros Mid7125
Lenovo P70
Coby Mid7005
Easypad 970
Motorola Motosmart Flip XT611

Handset Detection Incorporates MHL Into Device Schema

Great news! We’ve incorporated MHL into Handset Detection’s device schema! What does that mean, you ask? Read one for more info!

What is this “MHL” you speak of?

Glad you asked! MHL stands for Mobile High-Definition Link and is the proposed industry standard for connecting mobile devices via a small cable with high definition televisions and displays. Not only can you view your mobile device on a 1080p HDTV or HD display, it will also charge your device.   Now while that’s cool and all, in our opinion, the most spectacular thing about MHL is that it also allows you to control your mobile device with your remote control. Awesome!

If you’re intrigued like we are, the MHL Consortium has all kinds of news, links and resources about MHL.

Great! How can I check it out in Handset Detection?

Just login! The MHL tag appears under connectors and optional features in the new device profiles (v3). And click here for a list of MHL devices currently supported by Handset Detection.

If you have questions or something to say, comment here or email us at

Happy Detecting!

MHL Devices Supported by Handset Detection, August 2012

We recently announced that Handset Detection now includes MHL device information. Here’s your handy list of devices currently supported:

(List organized by Vendor/Model/Alias)

  • Acer Cloud Mobile
  • HTC Pyramid
  • HTC Z710a
  • HTC Sensation XE
  • HTC Beat
  • HTC Flyer
  • HTC Flyer P510E
  • HTC Flyer P512
  • HTC Amaze 4G
  • HTC Ruby
  • HTC Jetstream
  • HTC P715a
  • HTC Puccini
  • HTC EVO View 4G
  • HTC Rezound
  • HTC ADR6425
  • HTC ThunderBolt 2
  • HTC Droid Incredible HD
  • HTC Vigor
  • HTC Vivid
  • HTC PH39100
  • HTC Raider
  • HTC Raider 4G
  • HTC Velocity 4G
  • HTC One XL
  • HTC Endeavor
  • HTC Supreme
  • HTC Edge
  • HTC Evita
  • HTC One X S720e
  • HTC OneXT S720t
  • HTC One X AT&T
  • HTC One X
  • HTC Jet
  • HTC PJ83100
  • HTC X325A
  • HTC Evo One
  • HTC Evo 4G LTE
  • HTC Droid Incredible 4G
  • HTC Fireball
  • HTC Droid Incredible 3
  • HTC ADR6410
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Sensation 4G
  • HTC One S
  • HTC Ville
  • HTC ADR6285
  • HTC Hero S
  • HTC Evo
  • HTC Shooter
  • HTC PG86100
  • HTC EVO 3D
  • HTC Evo V 4G
  • HTC PG863
  • HTC X515c
  • HTC X515e
  • HTC Inspire 3D
  • Huawei Ascend D quad
  • Huawei Ascend D1 quad
  • Huawei Ascend D1
  • Huawei Ascend P1
  • Huawei Ascend P1 S
  • Huawei Ascend D quad XL
  • LG KE850 LG Prada
  • LG P930
  • LG P930 Nitro HD
  • LG Nitro HD
  • LG Optimus LTE
  • LG LU6200
  • LG P935
  • LG VS920
  • LG Spectrum
  • LG Revolution 2
  • LG P880
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
  • LG P880 Optimus 4X HD
  • LG Optimus LTE2
  • LG F160k
  • LG F160s
  • LG F160L
  • LG Optimus LTE Tag
  • LG Ls 970
  • LG Eclipse 4G LTE
  • LG LS970Eclipse 4G LTE
  • LG 3D MAX
  • LG Optimus 3D 2
  • LG Optimus 3D Cube SU870
  • LG P936 Optimus LTE
  • LG Optimus True HD
  • LG F100L
  • LG Optimus Vu
  • LG F100S
  • LG Optimus Sketch
  • LG P940
  • LG Prada K2
  • LG Prada 3.0
  • LG SU640
  • Lenovo S2
  • Lenovo LePhone S2
  • Meizu MX Quad-Core
  • Meizu MX Quad- Core 64GB
  • Pantech IM-A830L
  • Pantech Vega
  • Racer 2 LTE IMA830L
  • Pantech IM-A820L
  • Samsung SPH-D710
  • Samsung Epic 4G Touch
  • Samsung GT-N7000
  • Samsung I9220
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • Samsung SHV-E160l
  • Samsung SCH-i515
  • Samsung Droid Prime
  • Samsung Nexus Prime 4G LTE
  • Google Nexus Prime
  • Samsung SGH-T989
  • Samsung Hercules
  • Samsung Galaxy S II X
  • Samsung Galaxy S II T989
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5.3
  • Samsung SGHI717
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4G
  • Samsung SHVE160k
  • Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
  • Samsung SGHI727
  • Samsung I9250
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
  • Google Nexus 3
  • Google Nexus 4G
  • Samsung GTI9250M
  • Samsung SGH-I777
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
  • Samsung Galaxy N8000
  • Samsung SPH-L700 Galaxy Nexus 4G
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Samsung Galaxy S 2
  • Samsung GTI9100
  • Samsung I9100G
  • Samsung SGH-I757
  • Samsung SGHT999 Galaxy S III
  • T-Mobile Galaxy S III
  • Samsung SGHT999v
  • Samsung SGH-I997
  • Samsung Infuse 4G
  • Samsung GT-P1000
  • Samsung GTP1000,
  • Samsung GT-P1000R
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab
  • Samsung shw-m180s
  • Samsung GTP7511
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Samsung GTI9300
  • Samsung GT-I9308
  • Samsung SCHi535
  • Samsung SGH-I747
  • Samsung SCHR530
  • Samsung SPH-L710
  • Samsung Galaxy S II Duos
  • Samsung I929
  • Samsung Galaxy Player 70
  • Samsung YPGB70D
  • Samsung Galaxy S II HD
  • Samsung SHVE120S
  • Samsung SHV-E120L
  • Samsung SHVE120K
  • Sony Xperia GX
  • Sony Xperia SX
  • ZTE PF200
  • ZTE Era
  • ZTE PF112 ZTE PF112 HD
  • ZTE Mimosa X ZTE U970