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Standalone replacement for php's native get_browser() function

dev-master 2020-01-27 13:05 UTC

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Last update: 2020-06-27 13:57:05 UTC


This is a userland replacement for PHP's native get_browser() function, which is officially supported by the Browser Capabilities Project.

Forked from https://github.com/GaretJax/phpbrowscap.

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Run the command below to install via Composer

composer require browscap/browscap-php

Then you may identify the current user agent like so:

use phpbrowscap\Browscap;

$browscap = new Browscap();
$info = $browscap->getBrowser();

Recommended Setup

It is highly recommended that you disable the auto update functionality, and create a background cron script to perform the update. This way, you do not make another request every time. So your usual usage would look like this:

use phpbrowscap\Browscap;

$browscap = new Browscap($cacheDir);
$browscap->doAutoUpdate = false;
$info = $browscap->getBrowser();

And you could write a cron script such as this, to run once a day:

use phpbrowscap\Browscap;

$browscap = new Browscap($cacheDir);

Issues and feature requests

Please report your issues and ask for new features on the GitHub Issue Tracker at https://github.com/browscap/browscap-php/issues

Please report incorrectly identified User Agents and browser detect in the browscap.ini file here: https://github.com/browscap/browscap/issues