James Kielty

James Kielty



Latest Articles by James Kielty

The most active bots and crawlers on the web

Allowing web crawlers to scan your site is vital if you want your web pages to appear in Google, Bing and other search results. However, unwanted traffic spikes caused by non-human visitors can be costly in terms of bandwidth, website stability, potentially leading to site outages. To help you understand web crawlers, bots and spiders...

Viewport, resolution, diagonal screen size and DPI for the most popular smartphones

Knowing the specifications of a smartphone's screen allows you to better tailor and sculpt the experience for your users. In this post, we list the most common diagonal screen size in 35 countries across the world. Skip to country: Argentina Australia Brazil Canada Colombia Denmark Egypt Finland France Germany India Indonesia Ireland Israel Italy Japan...

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DeviceAssure launches at MWC19 (Video)

On the final day of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Afilias team took to the stage to present DeviceAssure. DeviceAssure allows for the identification of counterfeit and non-standard devices in real-time. This can help secure your network against the many threats posed by such devices, which were explained in the presentation. It’s...

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The most popular mobile browsers

A well thought-out mobile strategy needs to take into account many characteristics of mobile users’ behaviour. With some analysis of mobile traffic from websites powered by DeviceAtlas, we can shed some light on the most popular mobile browsers in the largest markets. An effective mobile strategy starts with traffic analytics The first step when creating...

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What we liked at Mobile World Congress 2019

With the 2019 Mobile World Congress done and dusted, we've compiled a list of the most impressive devices and gadgets we saw in Barcelona, as well as some of the notable speeches and announcements. While 5G was a constant this year, there was also plenty of comment around Huawei and the claims of Chinese government...

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The latest DeviceAtlas report investigates Android gains in Sweden and the smartphone upgrade cycle

DeviceAtlas have released their latest Mobile Web Intelligence Report. This report looks at shifts in the mobile OS landscape over 2018, highlighting some interesting trends and changes. There’s also analysis of the smartphone upgrade cycle and the most common hardware specifications in 36 countries. Android v iOS 2018 was a turbulent year for both operating...

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Mobile World Congress 2019 – Preview

It’s almost time for MWC2019, where the mobile world’s eyes and ears focus on Barcelona for four days of product launches, buzzword bingo and, to be fair, some genuine, worthwhile innovation. This year’s themes include Connectivity (basically, 5G), AI, Immersive Content (AR/VR), Disruptive Innovation (Bingo!), Digital Wellness and Trust, and The Future. So what can...

The DeviceAtlas guide to detecting iPhones

The latest DeviceAtlas whitepaper explains the difficulty in identifying models and specifications of iOS devices. In all Apple devices, the User-Agent string only indicates the hardware type, not the model. By parsing User Agents alone, all you’ll know is whether you’re dealing with an iPhone or an iPad. This leaves some useful properties outside your...

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OS landscape shifts as Google & Apple bet on emerging markets

The latest DeviceAtlas Mobile Web Intelligence report shows a resurgence in the use of feature phones, which have eaten into smartphone share in some markets. The report also revealed the popularity of dual SIM phones with rumors of support for this in new versions of iOS. There’s still life in older feature phones With Android...

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How to use the Canonical tag

What is a canonical tag? A canonical tag is used as a signal to search engines that the nominated version of a URL is the version you want them to index and return in their results. A canonical tag (aka “rel canonical”) is a way of telling search engines that a specific URL represents the...

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