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MobileESP: First Draft of Test UserAgent Strings Released!

Hi, folks — One of the people in the MobileESP community is a software QA tester (I think). Dave M. very kindly took it upon himself to start putting together a long list of useragent strings that we could use

Posted in General, UserAgent Test Strings

HP/Palm Has Released the Enyo Web UI Framework

Hi, folks — In case you haven’t heard already, HP/Palm has released the UI framework they used to build the WebOS UI as a free open source JavaScript/CSS framework. That’s right: the WebOS was built using Web technologies — not

Posted in General, MobileESP APIs

MobileESP: ASP.NET Updates

Hi, folks — The 2 flavors of the ASP.NET code library were updated with two issues specific to that code base. The updates are now live on Google Code. The starting quote was missing for the vndRIM variable’s value. Removed the

Posted in Code Updates, General, MobileESP APIs

MobileESP: Updated for Kindle

Hi, folks — Thanks to some questions from Dave M., we realized that MobileESP had inconsistent support for detecting the Amazon Kindle e-Ink devices as mobile devices, plus, they were also reporting “true” as Rich CSS Tier devices (which they

Posted in Code Updates, General, MobileESP APIs

MobileESP: Ported to Python!

Hi, folks — The community has delivered another great port of MobileESP! Jury Gerasimov sent me an email last week with the good news. Jury’s company in Irkutsk, Russia, (that’s one of the largest cities in Siberia!) has been developing a

Posted in Code Updates, General, How To - Python, MobileESP APIs, Projects Using MobileESP

Known Issue: Firefox on Android Phones

James M. sent us a note just before Christmas about a support issue affecting the Firefox browser on Android phones. Here is a quick overview of the issue. Issue Summary: When using the Firefox browser on an Android mobile phone,

Posted in Code Updates, General

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s 2012 and MobileESP is a little over three years old! Let’s pause a moment and reflect upon where we’ve come… Project founder Anthony Hand started MobileESP in late 2008 to help solve a very real

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Happy Thanksgiving!

To all of our American friends: Happy Thanksgiving! This is just a quick note to let you know that we’re still alive. It’s just been a couple of months of very slow news, so to speak. Here are a few

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DetectAndroidTablet() Updated

Those > and < marks get me every freakin’ time… I just uploaded a new version of the MobileESP code to fix a bug I introduced in the last update in DetectAndroidTablet(). Please accept my apologies for that! Thank you to René B.

Posted in Code Updates, General

Minify Your MobileESP!

Hi, folks — As you may recall, the MobileESP code is written first and foremost so that it’s easy for you to read and customize. Although feedback from people in the field report that the code executes quickly and efficiently

Posted in General, Mobile Web Site Design

MobileESP for Joomla!

The good folks at Weever recently sent us a note letting us know that they have ported MobileESP to a Joomla plug-in called (appropriately enough) “MobileESP for Joomla.” Fantastic! Feel free to download the latest version of MobileESP for Joomla

Posted in General, Projects Using MobileESP

Download the Live API Demo Pages!

Hi, folks — Numerous people have written me asking if they could download the Live API Demo pages we’ve posted over at Hand Interactive. They wanted to be able to see the API calls in context within real HTML code.

Posted in General, How To - PHP, MobileESP APIs