Cloud Detection Overview

Device detection in the cloud, ready to roll with a simple web service call

Cloud detection combines our web service with a light weight API kit. Its a fast and easy way to get enterprise quality device detection into your apps and sites in no time at all.

This section is a general primer on cloud detection using our API. For specific information see the API v3 Documentation and documentation/examples in your API kit of choice.

Note : Not all API Kits have documentation however they all ship with working examples. Usage is very simple, usually just a class declaration then a function call. If you have any hassles, drop us an  email and we’ll gladly help.

The process for getting started with each API kit is the same.

  1. Sign Up to Handset Detection.
  2. Select Add a New Site from the dropdown menu under your avatar icon and create a site profile. Ignore the redirection rules, they’re for folks using Express Detection.
  3. After your site is created you’ll get the Setup page. Click the *Cloud* tab and grab your access credentials. You’ll need these later to configure your API Kit. You can get the setup page again at any time by clicking the Spanner or Wrench icon from your sites list.
  4. Download an API Kit, uncompress it and configure it with your credentials. Each kit is a little different however the fields/variables required will be a username, secret and site_id.

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Our free Express / Cloud plan has 20,000 detections per month. No credit card required. Upgrade when you're ready. We also have a free Community Edition for Ultimate Detection, our high performance local detection library, which you can build into community open source projects.


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