platform

A platform detection library that works on nearly all JavaScript platforms.

Platform.js v1.3.0

A platform detection library that works on nearly all JavaScript platforms.

Platform.js is for informational purposes only & not intended as a substitution for feature detection/inference checks.

In a browser:

<script src="platform.js"></script>

In an AMD loader:

require(['platform'], function(platform) {/**/});

Using npm:

$ npm i --save platform

In Node.js:

var platform = require('platform');

Usage example:

// on IE10 x86 platform preview running in IE7 compatibility mode on Windows 7 64 bit edition 
platform.name; // 'IE' 
platform.version; // '10.0' 
platform.layout; // 'Trident' 
platform.os; // 'Windows Server 2008 R2 / 7 x64' 
platform.description; // 'IE 10.0 x86 (platform preview; running in IE 7 mode) on Windows Server 2008 R2 / 7 x64' 
 
// or on an iPad 
platform.name; // 'Safari' 
platform.version; // '5.1' 
platform.product; // 'iPad' 
platform.manufacturer; // 'Apple' 
platform.layout; // 'WebKit' 
platform.os; // 'iOS 5.0' 
platform.description; // 'Safari 5.1 on Apple iPad (iOS 5.0)' 
 
// or parsing a given UA string 
var info = platform.parse('Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7.2; en; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0 Opera 11.52');
info.name; // 'Opera' 
info.version; // '11.52' 
info.layout; // 'Presto' 
info.os; // 'Mac OS X 10.7.2' 
info.description; // 'Opera 11.52 (identifying as Firefox 4.0) on Mac OS X 10.7.2' 

Tested in Chrome 38-39, Firefox 32-33, IE 6-11, Opera 25-26, Safari 5-8, Node.js 0.8.26~0.10.33, PhantomJS 1.9.7, RingoJS 0.9, & Rhino 1.7RC5.

Platform.js is part of the BestieJS “Best in Class” module collection. This means we promote solid browser/environment support, ES5+ precedents, unit testing, & plenty of documentation.

Benjamin Tan
John-David DaltonMathias Bynens