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Categorizr is a modern device detection script that helps categorize different web capable devices into 4 categories, desktop, tv, tablet, or mobile. It take’s traditional device detection and flips it on it’s end, assuming devices are mobile first, unless otherwise detected as tablet or desktop. Categorizr was created by Brett Jankord and ported by Galantir Galadross

What makes Categorizr different?

Instead of assuming the device is a desktop, and detecting mobile and tablet device user agents, Categorizr is a mobile first based device detection. It assumes the device is mobile and sets up checks to see if it’s a desktop or tablet. Desktops are fairly easy to detect, the user agents are known, and are not changing anytime soon. Tablets are also pretty easy to detect.

By assuming devices are mobile from the beginning, Categorizr aims to be more future friendly. When new phones come out, you don’t need to worry if their new user agent is in your device detection script since devices are assumed mobile from the start.







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