The Universal Device Detection library, that parses User Agents and detects devices (desktop, tablet, mobile, tv, cars, console, etc.), clients (browsers, media players, mobile apps, feed readers, libraries, etc), operating systems, devices, brands and models.

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The Universal Device Detection library, that parses User Agents and detects devices (desktop, tablet, mobile, tv, cars, console, etc.), and detects clients (browsers, feed readers, media players, PIMs, ...), operating systems, devices, brands and models.


Using DeviceDetector with composer is quite easy. Just add piwik/device-detector to your projects requirements. And use some code like this one:

require_once 'vendor/autoload.php';

use DeviceDetector\DeviceDetector;
use DeviceDetector\Parser\Device\DeviceParserAbstract;

// OPTIONAL: Set version truncation to none, so full versions will be returned
// By default only minor versions will be returned (e.g. X.Y)
// for other options see VERSION_TRUNCATION_* constants in DeviceParserAbstract class

$dd = new DeviceDetector($userAgent);

// OPTIONAL: Set caching method
// By default static cache is used, which works best within one php process (memory array caching)
// To cache across requests use caching in files or memcache
$dd->setCache(new Doctrine\Common\Cache\PhpFileCache('./tmp/'));

// OPTIONAL: Set custom yaml parser
// By default Spyc will be used for parsing yaml files. You can also use another yaml parser.
// You may need to implement the Yaml Parser facade if you want to use another parser than Spyc or [Symfony](https://github.com/symfony/yaml)
$dd->setYamlParser(new DeviceDetector\Yaml\Symfony());

// OPTIONAL: If called, getBot() will only return true if a bot was detected  (speeds up detection a bit)

// OPTIONAL: If called, bot detection will completely be skipped (bots will be detected as regular devices then)


if ($dd->isBot()) {
  // handle bots,spiders,crawlers,...
  $botInfo = $dd->getBot();
} else {
  $clientInfo = $dd->getClient(); // holds information about browser, feed reader, media player, ...
  $osInfo = $dd->getOs();
  $device = $dd->getDevice();
  $brand = $dd->getBrand();
  $model = $dd->getModel();

Instead of using the full power of DeviceDetector it might in some cases be better to use only specific parsers. If you aim to check if a given useragent is a bot and don't require any of the other information, you can directly use the bot parser.

require_once 'vendor/autoload.php';

use DeviceDetector\Parser\Bot AS BotParser;

$botParser = new BotParser();

// OPTIONAL: discard bot information. parse() will then return true instead of information

$result = $botParser->parse();

if (!is_null($result)) {
    // do not do anything if a bot is detected

// handle non-bot requests


❗ Caching of DeviceDetector was completely redesigned in 3.0. You may need to reimplement it when updating from below.

In order to get results faster across requests, we recommend to use the additional caching possibility. Currently DeviceDetector is able to use doctrine/cache. You can simply require it in your composer.json and use it like in the example before. For those who like to implement their own Caching there is a second possibility. Besides doctrine caches the setCache method also accepts classes implementing the DeviceDetector\Cache\Cache interface. That way you can do whatever you want without requiring doctrine/cache.


Hacking the library

This is a free/libre library under license LGPL v3 or later.

Your pull requests and/or feedback is very welcome!

Listing all user agents from your logs

Sometimes it may be useful to generate the list of most used user agents on your website, extracting this list from your access logs using the following command:

zcat ~/path/to/access/logs* | awk -F'"' '{print $6}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head -n20000 > /home/piwik/top-user-agents.txt


Created by the Piwik team, Stefan Giehl, Matthieu Aubry, Michał Gaździk, Tomasz Majczak, Grzegorz Kaszuba, Piotr Banaszczyk and contributors.

Together we can build the best Device Detection library.

We are looking forward to your contributions and pull requests!


See also: QA at Piwik

Running tests

cd /path/to/device-detector
curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
php composer.phar install

What Device Detector is able to detect

The lists below are auto generated and updated from time to time. Some of them might not be complete.

Last update: 2016/09/17

List of detected operating systems:

AIX, Android, AmigaOS, Apple TV, Arch Linux, BackTrack, Bada, BeOS, BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry Tablet OS, Brew, CentOS, Chrome OS, CyanogenMod, Debian, DragonFly, Fedora, Firefox OS, FreeBSD, Gentoo, Google TV, HP-UX, Haiku OS, IRIX, Inferno, Knoppix, Kubuntu, GNU/Linux, Lubuntu, VectorLinux, Mac, Maemo, Mandriva, MeeGo, MocorDroid, Mint, MildWild, MorphOS, NetBSD, MTK / Nucleus, Nintendo, Nintendo Mobile, OS/2, OSF1, OpenBSD, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation, Red Hat, RISC OS, Remix OS, RazoDroiD, Sabayon, SUSE, Sailfish OS, Slackware, Solaris, Syllable, Symbian, Symbian OS, Symbian OS Series 40, Symbian OS Series 60, Symbian^3, ThreadX, Tizen, Ubuntu, WebTV, Windows, Windows CE, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Windows RT, Xbox, Xubuntu, YunOs, iOS, palmOS, webOS

List of detected browsers:

360 Phone Browser, 360 Browser, Avant Browser, ABrowse, ANT Fresco, ANTGalio, Amaya, Amigo, Android Browser, Arora, Amiga Voyager, Amiga Aweb, Atomic Web Browser, BlackBerry Browser, Baidu Browser, Baidu Spark, Beonex, Bunjalloo, B-Line, Brave, BrowseX, Camino, Coc Coc, Comodo Dragon, Charon, Chrome Frame, Chrome, Chrome Mobile iOS, Conkeror, Chrome Mobile, CoolNovo, CometBird, ChromePlus, Chromium, Cheshire, dbrowser, Deepnet Explorer, Dolphin, Dillo, Elinks, Element Browser, Epiphany, Espial TV Browser, Firebird, Fluid, Fennec, Firefox, Flock, Fireweb, Fireweb Navigator, Galeon, Google Earth, HotJava, Iceape, IBrowse, iCab, IceDragon, Isivioo, Iceweasel, Internet Explorer, IE Mobile, Iron, Jasmine, Jig Browser, Kindle Browser, K-meleon, Konqueror, Kapiko, Kylo, Kazehakase, Liebao, LG Browser, Links, LuaKit, Lunascape, Lynx, MicroB, NCSA Mosaic, Mercury, Mobile Safari, Midori, MIUI Browser, Mobile Silk, Maxthon, Nokia Browser, Nokia OSS Browser, Nokia Ovi Browser, NetFront, NetFront Life, NetPositive, Netscape, Obigo, Odyssey Web Browser, Off By One, ONE Browser, Opera Mini, Opera Mobile, Opera, Opera Next, Oregano, Openwave Mobile Browser, OmniWeb, Otter Browser, Palm Blazer, Pale Moon, Palm Pre, Puffin, Palm WebPro, Palmscape, Phoenix, Polaris, Microsoft Edge, QQ Browser, Rekonq, RockMelt, Samsung Browser, Sailfish Browser, SEMC-Browser, Sogou Explorer, Safari, Shiira, Skyfire, Seraphic Sraf, Sleipnir, SeaMonkey, Snowshoe, Sunrise, SuperBird, Streamy, Swiftfox, Tizen Browser, TweakStyle, UC Browser, Vivaldi, Vision Mobile Browser, WebPositive, wOSBrowser, WeTab Browser, Yandex Browser, Xiino

List of detected browser engines:

WebKit, Blink, Trident, Text-based, Dillo, iCab, Elektra, Presto, Gecko, KHTML, NetFront, Edge

List of detected libraries:

curl, Guzzle (PHP HTTP Client), Java, Perl, Python Requests, Python urllib, Wget

List of detected media players:

Banshee, Boxee, Clementine, FlyCast, Foobar2000, Instacast, iTunes, Kodi, MediaMonkey, Miro, NexPlayer, Nightingale, QuickTime, Songbird, Stagefright, SubStream, VLC, Winamp, Windows Media Player, XBMC

List of detected mobile apps:

AndroidDownloadManager, AntennaPod, BeyondPod, Castro, DoggCatcher, Facebook, FeedR, Google Play Newsstand, Google Plus, iCatcher, Instacast, Line, Overcast, Pinterest, Pocket Casts, Podcasts, Podcat, Podkicker, Sina Weibo, WeChat, WhatsApp, YouTube and mobile apps using AFNetworking

List of detected PIMs (personal information manager):

Airmail, Barca, Lotus Notes, MailBar, Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Postbox, The Bat!, Thunderbird

List of detected feed readers:

Akregator, Apple PubSub, BashPodder, Downcast, FeedDemon, Feeddler RSS Reader, gPodder, Instacast, JetBrains Omea Reader, Liferea, NetNewsWire, Newsbeuter, NewsBlur, NewsBlur Mobile App, PritTorrent, Pulp, ReadKit, Reeder, RSS Bandit, RSS Junkie, RSSOwl, Stringer

List of brands with detected devices:

3Q, Acer, Ainol, Airness, Airties, Alcatel, Allview, Altech UEC, Amazon, Amoi, Apple, Archos, Arnova, ARRIS, Asus, Audiovox, Avvio, Axxion, BangOlufsen, Barnes & Noble, BBK, Becker, Beetel, BenQ, BenQ-Siemens, Bird, Blu, Bmobile, Boway, bq, Brondi, Bush, Capitel, Captiva, Carrefour, Casio, Cat, Celkon, Changhong, Cherry Mobile, CnM, Coby Kyros, Compal, Compaq, ConCorde, Coolpad, Cowon, CreNova, Cricket, Crius Mea, Crosscall, Cube, CUBOT, Danew, Datang, Dbtel, Dell, Denver, Desay, Dicam, DMM, DNS, DoCoMo, Doogee, Doov, Dopod, Dune HD, E-Boda, Easypix, EBEST, ECS, Elephone, Energy Sistem, Ericsson, Ericy, Eton, eTouch, Evertek, Explay, Ezio, Ezze, Fairphone, Fly, Foxconn, Fujitsu, Garmin-Asus, Gateway, Gemini, Gigabyte, Gigaset, Gionee, GOCLEVER, Goly, Google, Gradiente, Grundig, Haier, Hasee, Hi-Level, Hisense, Hosin, HP, HTC, Huawei, Humax, Hyrican, Hyundai, i-Joy, i-mate, i-mobile, iBall, iBerry, Ikea, iKoMo, iNew, Infinix, Inkti, Innostream, INQ, Intek, Intex, Inverto, iOcean, iTel, Jiayu, Jolla, K-Touch, Karbonn, Kazam, KDDI, Kiano, Kingsun, Komu, Konka, Koobee, KOPO, Koridy, KT-Tech, Kumai, Kyocera, Lanix, Lava, LCT, Lenco, Lenovo, Le Pan, Lexibook, LG, Lingwin, Loewe, Logicom, M.T.T., Majestic, Manta Multimedia, Mecer, Mediacom, MediaTek, Medion, MEEG, Meizu, Memup, Metz, MEU, MicroMax, Microsoft, Mio, Mitsubishi, MLLED, Mobistel, Mofut, Motorola, Mpman, MSI, MyPhone, NEC, Netgear, Newgen, Nexian, NextBook, NGM, Nikon, Nintendo, Noain, Nokia, Nomi, O2, Onda, OnePlus, OPPO, Opsson, Orange, Ouki, OUYA, Overmax, Oysters, Palm, Panasonic, Pantech, PEAQ, Philips, phoneOne, Pioneer, Ployer, Point of View, Polaroid, PolyPad, Pomp, Positivo, Prestigio, ProScan, PULID, Qilive, QMobile, Qtek, Quechua, Ramos, RCA Tablets, Readboy, Rikomagic, RIM, Roku, Rover, Sagem, Samsung, Sanyo, Sega, Selevision, Sencor, Sendo, SFR, Sharp, Siemens, Skyworth, Smart, Smartfren, Softbank, Sony, Sony Ericsson, Spice, Star, Stonex, Storex, Sumvision, SunVan, SuperSonic, Symphony, T-Mobile, TCL, TechniSat, TechnoTrend, Tecno Mobile, Telefunken, Telenor, Telit, Tesco, Tesla, teXet, ThL, Thomson, TIANYU, TiPhone, Tolino, Toplux, Toshiba, Trevi, Tunisie Telecom, Turbo-X, TVC, Uniscope, Unknown, Unowhy, UTStarcom, Vastking, Vertu, Vestel, Videocon, Videoweb, ViewSonic, Vitelcom, Vivo, Vizio, VK Mobile, Vodafone, Voto, Voxtel, Walton, Web TV, WellcoM, Wexler, Wiko, Wolder, Wonu, Woxter, Xiaomi, Xolo, Yarvik, Ytone, Yuandao, Yusun, Zeemi, Zonda, Zopo, ZTE