How can I use this detection on my own site?

A lot of people ask us if it's possible to be able to use the same sorts of web browser, operating system, device and capabilities detection that we provide on the homepage of WhatIsMyBrowser.com. We're very happy to say that yes; it's easy to do!

Frontend detection

We've made our Front-end detection completely free to use. You can download it from our developers site: Frontend browser-settings detection library. This will let you detect:

  • JavaScript
  • Cookies
  • Third-Party Cookies
  • Flash Version
  • Java Version
  • Screen Size
  • Screen Color Depth
  • Screen Pixel Ratio
  • Browser size
  • Local IP Addresses
  • GMT Offset
  • AdBlockers

It provides a consistent and easy to use interface for you to use to access all of those things in your JavaScript code. It's completely free to use.

Browser/OS/Device detection

To detect which web browser, operating system, device type and so on, that your customers are using, you can use our User Agent Parsing API. Your server simply sends us a single API request containing their user agent, and we instantly reply with a very detailed break-down of their Browser, OS, Device etc; including whether their browser is up to date. You can detect:

  • Web Browser Name
  • Web Browser Version
  • Is there Web Browser up to date?
  • Operating System Name
  • Operating System Version
  • Operating System Flavour (eg Ubuntu vs RedHat)
  • Software Type
  • Hardware Type
  • HTML Layout Engine
  • Extra Capabilities
  • Is it an "abusive" user agent
  • ...and more!

It's free to use for the basic stuff, and Companies or individuals with more advanced needs can use the higher-tier plans to get more detailed data, a higher quota and access to additional end points.

Embed our IFrame on your site

If using our Library and API is a bit overkill for your needs, you can always just embed our handy IFrame on your site. This will show the same kinds of detection that we provide on our homepage in a neat read out for you to show to your visitors. You can control what it displays to your visitors, and you can even customise the appearance so that it blends in perfectly with the design of your site:

  • Level of detection detail
  • Check if their browser is up to date
  • Show browser capabilities
  • IP Address
  • Screen Size
  • Background Color
  • Border Color
  • Font Size
  • Font Color
  • Font Family

Conclusion

So there are our three powerful ways of harnessing the same detection that we've developed over the years:

We hope you found this page and the detection that we've built helpful. If you use it for anything, then by all means share it with us! We'd love to see what you build with it! We've made this to help you with your customers. Thanks for using our site.

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