while doing the DeviceAtlas API tutorial, i ran into a path/permissions issue on my server that i am unable to get around. I could just work locally via MAMP, but I wanted to test the site with the emulators on ready.mobi.

so today i investigated some light-weight alternatives to device detection. here’s some stuff, though i haven’t dug too deep yet:

and i’m wondering how many alternatives there are to DeviceAtlas….

and, if strictly developing WordPress sites, there are always mobile switcher plugins available:

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