06-27-2012 06:31 PM
I had a day off (waiting for the boss to finish off breaking my code <g>) so I played around with some long overdue experiments
This one you'll like...
There's a package called WURFL that lets you know exactly what the device you're on can do
Let's say you've got a BB7 and you wanna know if it supports NFC - some do, others don't this gizmo can tell you
That's an extreme example - Do I have GeoLocation? Can I play an MP3? Can I do this, that, the other?
I've set up a very basic hack of and included script on my site you can point a browser at - don't bother with desktops, use a mobile of some sort
Point a MOBILE browser here and find out what your device does
This is a 'me playing around' toy.
The junk you see on the page is fairly easy to read - it's a PHP object dump (I'm not trying to make it pretty - just informative)
The bad news...
You need a server to deploy this - so if you ain't got one you're stuck, I use one of my PHP servers for this demo
I wanna JSON this lot back to myself (that's easy)
More bad news...
I'm only leaving this stuff up for a month or so
BTW - the url is woof cos my dog's sick
Go play guys and gals