This doesn't make a difference for browser/OS identification but does mean
we can't identify device classes without a whole lot of pain. Warning in
On Friday, 8 August 2014, Dan Garry <dgarry(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
A day or two ago, we released an update which changes the user agent of
the app on iOS to improve standardisation across iOS and Android apps.
Here are two example user agents:
- WikipediaApp/4.0.1 (iPhone OS 7.1.2; Tablet)
- WikipediaApp/2.0-r-2014-07-23 (Android 4.1.2; Phone)
as opposed to the old iOS user agent, which used to look like this:
- Wikipedia/4.0 CFNetwork/672.1.15 Darwin/14.0.0
Moving forwards, this means "userAgent LIKE 'WikipediaApp%'" will now
results from *both* platforms, not just Android.
Remember that being an app means that those iOS users who haven't updated
their app still have the old user agent, and will continue to have the old
user agent until they update their app. Bear this in mind when writing
queries against the app data!
Associate Product Manager, Mobile Apps
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