The Handset Detection API has undergone a few revisions in its life time. The current revision is API 2.0. Slightly more complex than its predecessor it offers improved security, plus a few more features.
Version 2.0 of our API uses X-WSSE. It works with your login email address and a secret (sometimes called a shared secret) from your My Profile page. All web service requests can be made in an XML or JSON format.
To make it even easier we’ve pre made a bunch of API Kits in popular programming languages. The heavy lifting is already done for you! In most cases you can download an API Kit, uncompress it, upload to your server and you’re good to go. You can even try it out before signing up !
If your getting error messages then check the API Messages. It explains what the errors mean, mostly in english 🙂
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.