PHP Detect Device Type: Detect the type of device the user is using

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This class can detect the type of device the user is using.

It can check the user agent header that the user browser is sending to the Web server to determine the type of device associated to that user agent string.

Currently it can detect devices of type computer, tablet, mobile phone or crawler robots.

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DetectDevice is a little (~70 lines), simply, and functional PHP class which detect what kind of device is used to navigate on your website, a pc, a mobile, a tablet or a bot.

How use?
#### Firstly, include DetectDevice class and initialize it
require "class.DetectDevice.php";
$device = new DetectDevice();
// ...

#### Optional : If you want, you can set an other user-agent
$userAgent = "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/29.0.1547.66 Safari/537.36";

// in the constructor
$device = new DetectDevice($userAgent);

// or with the "setUserAgent()" method

#### Use methods to find what kind of device is used
// return a boolean (true or false)
echo $device->isComputer();
echo $device->isMobile();
echo $device->isTablet();
echo $device->isBot();
echo $device->isConsole();

// You can use the "getDeviceType()" to return a string
echo $device->getDeviceType(); // may return "computer", "mobile, "tablet", "bot" or "console"
// ...

#### Or use "is()"
// The "is()" method match $str in UserAgent $str, and return true or false

$str = "msie";

if($device->is($str)) {
    // do stuff for Internet Explorer only

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class.DetectDevice.php Class Class source
DetectDeviceTest.php Test Tests for PHPUnit
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