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51Degrees is the most comprehensive device detection database on the market

• 51Degrees is the most comprehensive device detection database on the market
• Number of different detected device models totals more than 30,000
• Vast database ensures 51Degrees is the most accurate device detection

51Degrees, the device detection and web optimisation specialist, is now identifying more than 30,000 different types of devices in its comprehensive device recognition database. The company currently logs 30,394 different devices and this figure is growing by more than 200 devices per week. This confirms 51Degrees as the most comprehensive device detection database on the market.

James Rosewell, Founder and CEO of 51Degrees, says, “Device detection solutions can dramatically increase the revenues websites generate but only if they use a professionally maintained database which accurately recognises the increasing number of device combinations accessing the web globally. 51Degrees has always been committed to ensuring that our solution can recognise as many devices as possible so that customers can ensure that a relevant and user friendly version of their website is delivered to every device.”

“Historically responsive web design claimed to do this but too often it simply resizes content on the page or changes the layout leading to user experience issues. It does not consider, for example, how hover should be used as part of navigation on desktops or laptop but alternative navigation flow used on touchscreen devices. Device detection supports the delivery of separate mobile web pages and content optimised for performance and user experience now advocated by Google, BBC, The Guardian, WSJ, Adobe and many others.”

51Degrees is the fastest and most accurate device detection solution on the market. Its patent pending process analyses HTTP headers to identify the specific device browsing a website, enabling the site to deliver an improved user experience. 51Degrees’ process identifies false positives and achieves 99.9% or better accuracy. The data analysis team works with manufacturer data sources to classify more than 200 new web enabled devices every week. The database is then shared with customers in a downloadable daily update file.

Rosewell states “2015 has been the year when mobile browsing overtook the desktop by volume of page visits in the developed world. It has never been more important to deliver a relevant web experience to the different devices that accesses a website. Device detection fulfils this requirement, but only if it is backed up by a relevant and accurate database of devices. This is why 51Degrees has invested so deeply in cataloguing the hundreds of new devices launched every week. 51Degrees only works with device vendor data sources to guarantee accuracy”.


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About 51Degrees

51Degrees delivers cost-effective, risk-free device detection, web optimisation and mobile analytics solutions enabling developers to maximise their customer’s web experience. With more than 30 years’ management expertise in developing and managing mobile web services, 51Degrees is used by more than 1.5 million websites and supports more than three billion unique device visits every month. Customers include eBay, Boden and Unilever. The company is headquartered in the UK. For more information visit

For further information on 51Degrees contact:
Ellie Newton
XL Communications Ltd
Call: + 44 (0)7500802530

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