Can Instart use device information to customize handling of requests?

Yes. Our device detection feature provides real-time identification of endpoint devices based on the User-Agent string in HTTP requests. We have integrated a well-tested 3rd-party database of device information provided by DeviceAtlas, which supports a wide range of devices and properties.

Various properties of the device can be obtained. Available information includes

  • type of device (tablet, mobile phone, mobile device, full desktop)
  • brand
  • whether it's an iOS or Android device
  • whether it has a touchscreen
  • screen dimensions

This information can be used for purposes like

  • serving requests from different origins depending on the device (mobile, tablet, desktop etc.) issuing the request
  • setting request headers based on the device type

If you would like to use these device detection capabilities, please contact Support for assistance.