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php – Detect mobile browser

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Simplest way to detect a mobile device

I have a site and I want to detect which browser is used and redirect them.
I have a php index and the code must be in php.
I’ve found many sites but they don’t work or they don’t detect many mobile browsers.
Do you know of any good code or tutorials that can detect many mobile browsers?

How to&Answers:

Have my user agent code:

<?php

/* USER-AGENTS
================================================== */
function check_user_agent ( $type = NULL ) {
        $user_agent = strtolower ( $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'] );
        if ( $type == 'bot' ) {
                // matches popular bots
                if ( preg_match ( "/googlebot|adsbot|yahooseeker|yahoobot|msnbot|watchmouse|pingdom\.com|feedfetcher-google/", $user_agent ) ) {
                        return true;
                        // watchmouse|pingdom\.com are "uptime services"
                }
        } else if ( $type == 'browser' ) {
                // matches core browser types
                if ( preg_match ( "/mozilla\/|opera\//", $user_agent ) ) {
                        return true;
                }
        } else if ( $type == 'mobile' ) {
                // matches popular mobile devices that have small screens and/or touch inputs
                // mobile devices have regional trends; some of these will have varying popularity in Europe, Asia, and America
                // detailed demographics are unknown, and South America, the Pacific Islands, and Africa trends might not be represented, here
                if ( preg_match ( "/phone|iphone|itouch|ipod|symbian|android|htc_|htc-|palmos|blackberry|opera mini|iemobile|windows ce|nokia|fennec|hiptop|kindle|mot |mot-|webos\/|samsung|sonyericsson|^sie-|nintendo/", $user_agent ) ) {
                        // these are the most common
                        return true;
                } else if ( preg_match ( "/mobile|pda;|avantgo|eudoraweb|minimo|netfront|brew|teleca|lg;|lge |wap;| wap /", $user_agent ) ) {
                        // these are less common, and might not be worth checking
                        return true;
                }
        }
        return false;
}

?>

How to use:

<?php
$ismobile = check_user_agent('mobile');
if($ismobile) {
return 'yes';
} else {
return 'no';
}
?>

Answer:

I wrote this script to detect a mobile browser in PHP.

The code detects a user based on the user-agent string by preg_match()ing. It has 100% accuracy on all current mobile devices and I’m currently updating it to support more mobile devices as they come out. The code is called isMobile and is as follows:

function isMobile() {
    return preg_match("/(android|avantgo|blackberry|bolt|boost|cricket|docomo|fone|hiptop|mini|mobi|palm|phone|pie|tablet|up\.browser|up\.link|webos|wos)/i", $_SERVER["HTTP_USER_AGENT"]);
}

You can use it like this:

// Use the function
if(isMobile())
    // Do something for only mobile users
else
    // Do something for only desktop users

To redirect a user to your mobile site, I would do this:

// Create the function, so you can use it
function isMobile() {
    return preg_match("/(android|avantgo|blackberry|bolt|boost|cricket|docomo|fone|hiptop|mini|mobi|palm|phone|pie|tablet|up\.browser|up\.link|webos|wos)/i", $_SERVER["HTTP_USER_AGENT"]);
}
// If the user is on a mobile device, redirect them
if(isMobile())
    header("Location: http://m.yoursite.com/");

Let me know if you have any questions and good luck!

Answer:

At work, we use WURFL – there are millions of different browsers out there, and you’re better of to re-use the work that others with experience did in that regard than implementing your own solution.