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device

Device type detection library based on the useragent string. Refactored from express-device.

device

Basically the express-device gained life of it's own and I had to refactor the basic functionality (it makes sense). Many were using express-device only to identify the type of device and didn't want all the express stuff.

$ npm install device

Here's an example on how to use it:

var device = require('device');
var mydevice = device('put here user-agent string');
 
if(mydevice.is('bot'))
    // do something... 
else
    // do another thing... 

By doing this you're getting an object that have the following properties:

NameField TypeDescriptionPossible Values
type string It gets the device type for the parsed user-agent string desktop, tv, tablet, phone, bot or car
model string It gets the device model name for the parsed user-agent string Example: iPhone. If the option parseUserAgent is set to false, then it will return an empty string

It accepts an object with only the config options you which to override (go here for some examples). The ones you don't override it will use the default values. Here's the list with the available config options:

NameField TypeDescriptionPossible Values
emptyUserAgentDeviceType string Device type to be returned whenever the has an empty user-agent. Defaults to desktop. desktop, tv, tablet, phone, bot or car
unknownUserAgentDeviceType string Device type to be returned whenever the user-agent is unknown. Defaults to phone. desktop, tv, tablet, phone, bot or car
botUserAgentDeviceType string Device type to be returned whenever the user-agent belongs to a bot. Defaults to bot. desktop, tv, tablet, phone, bot or car
carUserAgentDeviceType string Device type to be returned whenever the user-agent belongs to a car. Defaults to car. desktop, tv, tablet, phone, bot or car
parseUserAgent string Configuration to parse the user-agent string using the useragent npm package. It's needed in order to get the device name. Defaults to false. true | false

In case you didn't notice there's also a method is() that will return a boolean (true or false) when you pass the device type that you want validate against (check the initial example).

Some contributed in the express-device repository.

Special thanks to @jimmybergman that allowed me to use his device package for this refactoring.

Currently, device is on version 0.3.8. In order to add more features I'm asking anyone to contribute with some ideas. You can do it by making some feature requests on the issues panel, but I prefer that you make your contribution with some pull requests ;)

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2015 Rodrigo Guerreiro

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