Detect Faster !
This week we’ve completed an overhaul of our device detection rule set. The change makes our detection tables 25% smaller which results in a 15% to 25% performance improvement. Updates are live now and apply to all HD3 and HD4 customers. The optimization came about for work we’re doing on HD5.
Detect all things - even the TV!
Since our launch in 2008, there have been a lot of changes to the digital world. Most of them exciting, including the ability to browse the web from your fridge, but that’s a whole other story. One of the most interesting recent platforms is in home entertainment, that being the connected TV and gaming devices.
Apple’s devices have always presented a challenge for web analytics companies as all their devices, for each device family, use the same HTTP headers or User-Agent. This makes differentiating between different iPhone models impossible using web requests alone.
Ever wanted a high performance device detection plugin for Logstash ? Well, wait no longer, we’ve just released one ! :-) Full details on plugin configuration and installation are available at our Device Detection for Logstash repo. The plugin can also detect browsers, operating systems (platforms) and apps. It also supports “ultimate”, “community” and “cloud” detection methods. Cloud detection sends requests to our servers for resolution. Ultimate and Community are both super fast local detection methods which run on your own servers.
Scott wrote in a month ago and let me know that we really should have custom date ranges on stats. Fair call too! Today custom date ranges on mobile stats goes live. Check it out and let me know what you think. Got any more ideas for features you’d like to see ? Then let me know below. Happy Detecting
We’ve been trialing user submitted device corrections for the last 4 weeks and I am pleased to announce its now time to open this feature up to a larger group of testers. If you would like to take part please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll enable this on your account. So how does it work ? (you ask) Good question ! When you’re logged in and viewing devices in the Handset List you’ll get the red ‘Edit In Place’ border around any editable devices.
Yesterday, in the wee hours of the US morning, an update hit the servers. The two major points are a sensible consolidation in your profile page and plan changes. The Sites link has vanished from the top nav and been combined into your profile. In most cases, you’re logging in to check on stats or create new sites - so putting that in the one place seems sane. 🙂 On the plan front, two new high end plans have been added.