# UAParser.js JavaScript library to detect Browser, Engine, OS, CPU, and Device type/model from User-Agent data with relatively small footprint (~17KB minified, ~6KB gzipped) that can be used either in browser (client-side) or node.js (server-side). * Author : Faisal Salman <> * Demo : https://faisalman.github.io/ua-parser-js * Source : https://github.com/faisalman/ua-parser-js # Documentation ### UAParser([user-agent][,extensions]) typeof `user-agent` "string". typeof `extensions` "array". In The Browser environment you dont need to pass the user-agent string to the function, you can just call the funtion and it should automatically get the string from the `window.navigator.userAgent`, but that is not the case in nodejs. The user-agent string must be passed in nodejs for the function to work. Usually you can find the user agent in: `request.headers["user-agent"]`. ## Constructor When you call `UAParser` with the `new` keyword `UAParser` will return a new instance with an empty result object, you have to call one of the available methods to get the information from the user-agent string. Like so: * `new UAParser([uastring][,extensions])` ```js let parser = new UAParser("user-agent"); // you need to pass the user-agent for nodejs console.log(parser); // {} let parserResults = parser.getResults(); console.log(parserResults); /** { "ua": "", "browser": {}, "engine": {}, "os": {}, "device": {}, "cpu": {} } */ ``` When you call UAParser without the `new` keyword, it will automatically call `getResults()` function and return the parsed results. * `UAParser([uastring][,extensions])` * returns result object `{ ua: '', browser: {}, cpu: {}, device: {}, engine: {}, os: {} }` ## Methods #### Methods table The methods are self explanatory, here's a small overview on all the available methods: * `getResult()` - returns all function object calls, user-agent string, browser info, cpu, device, engine, os: `{ ua: '', browser: {}, cpu: {}, device: {}, engine: {}, os: {} }`. * `getBrowser()` - returns the browser name and version. * `getDevice()` - returns the device model, type, vendor. * `getEngine()` - returns the current browser engine name and version. * `getOS()` - returns the running operating system name and version. * `getCPU()` - returns CPU architectural design name. * `getUA()` - returns the user-agent string. * `setUA(user-agent)` - set a custom user-agent to be parsed. --- * `getResult()` * returns `{ ua: '', browser: {}, cpu: {}, device: {}, engine: {}, os: {} }` * `getBrowser()` * returns `{ name: '', version: '' }` ```sh # Possible 'browser.name': 2345Explorer, 360 Browser, Amaya, Android Browser, Arora, Avant, Avast, AVG, BIDUBrowser, Baidu, Basilisk, Blazer, Bolt, Brave, Bowser, Camino, Chimera, Chrome Headless, Chrome WebView, Chrome, Chromium, Comodo Dragon, Dillo, Dolphin, Doris, DuckDuckGo, Edge, Electron, Epiphany, Facebook, Falkon, Fennec, Firebird, Firefox [Focus/Reality], Flock, Flow, GSA, GoBrowser, Huawei Browser, ICE Browser, IE, IEMobile, IceApe, IceCat, IceDragon, Iceweasel, Instagram, Iridium, Iron, Jasmine, K-Meleon, Kindle, Klar, Konqueror, LBBROWSER, Line, LinkedIn, Links, Lunascape, Lynx, MIUI Browser, Maemo Browser, Maemo, Maxthon, MetaSr Midori, Minimo, Mobile Safari, Mosaic, Mozilla, NetFront, NetSurf, Netfront, Netscape, NokiaBrowser, Obigo, Oculus Browser, OmniWeb, Opera Coast, Opera [Mini/Mobi/Tablet], PaleMoon, PhantomJS, Phoenix, Polaris, Puffin, QQ, QQBrowser, QQBrowserLite, Quark, QupZilla, RockMelt, Safari, Sailfish Browser, Samsung Browser, SeaMonkey, Silk, Skyfire, Sleipnir, Slim, SlimBrowser, Swiftfox, Tesla, Tizen Browser, UCBrowser, UP.Browser, Vivaldi, Waterfox, WeChat, Weibo, Yandex, baidu, iCab, w3m, Whale Browser... # 'browser.version' determined dynamically ``` * `getDevice()` * returns `{ model: '', type: '', vendor: '' }` ```sh # Possible 'device.type': console, mobile, tablet, smarttv, wearable, embedded ########## # NOTE: 'desktop' is not a possible device type. # UAParser only reports info directly available from the UA string, which is not the case for 'desktop' device type. # If you wish to detect desktop devices, you must handle the needed logic yourself. # You can read more about it in this issue: https://github.com/faisalman/ua-parser-js/issues/182 ########## # Possible 'device.vendor': Acer, Alcatel, Amazon, Apple, Archos, ASUS, AT&T, BenQ, BlackBerry, Dell, Essential, Fairphone, GeeksPhone, Google, HP, HTC, Huawei, Jolla, Lenovo, LG, Meizu, Microsoft, Motorola, Nexian, Nintendo, Nokia, Nvidia, OnePlus, OPPO, Ouya, Palm, Panasonic, Pebble, Polytron, Realme, RIM, Roku, Samsung, Sharp, Siemens, Sony[Ericsson], Sprint, Tesla, Vivo, Vodafone, Xbox, Xiaomi, Zebra, ZTE, ... # 'device.model' determined dynamically ``` * `getEngine()` * returns `{ name: '', version: '' }` ```sh # Possible 'engine.name' Amaya, Blink, EdgeHTML, Flow, Gecko, Goanna, iCab, KHTML, Links, Lynx, NetFront, NetSurf, Presto, Tasman, Trident, w3m, WebKit # 'engine.version' determined dynamically ``` * `getOS()` * returns `{ name: '', version: '' }` ```sh # Possible 'os.name' AIX, Amiga OS, Android[-x86], Arch, Bada, BeOS, BlackBerry, CentOS, Chromium OS, Contiki, Fedora, Firefox OS, FreeBSD, Debian, Deepin, DragonFly, elementary OS, Fuchsia, Gentoo, GhostBSD, GNU, Haiku, HarmonyOS, HP-UX, Hurd, iOS, Joli, KaiOS, Linpus, Linspire,Linux, Mac OS, Maemo, Mageia, Mandriva, Manjaro, MeeGo, Minix, Mint, Morph OS, NetBSD, Nintendo, OpenBSD, OpenVMS, OS/2, Palm, PC-BSD, PCLinuxOS, Plan9, PlayStation, QNX, Raspbian, RedHat, RIM Tablet OS, RISC OS, Sabayon, Sailfish, Series40, Slackware, Solaris, SUSE, Symbian, Tizen, Ubuntu, Unix, VectorLinux, WebOS, Windows [Phone/Mobile], Zenwalk, ... # 'os.version' determined dynamically ``` * `getCPU()` * returns `{ architecture: '' }` ```sh # Possible 'cpu.architecture' 68k, amd64, arm[64/hf], avr, ia[32/64], irix[64], mips[64], pa-risc, ppc, sparc[64] ``` * `getUA()` * returns UA string of current instance * `setUA(uastring)` * set UA string to be parsed * returns current instance # Usage ## Using HTML ```html ``` ## Using node.js Note: Device information is not available in the NodeJS environment. ```sh $ npm install ua-parser-js ``` ```js var http = require('http'); var parser = require('ua-parser-js'); http.createServer(function (req, res) { // get user-agent header var ua = parser(req.headers['user-agent']); // write the result as response res.end(JSON.stringify(ua, null, ' ')); }) .listen(1337, ''); console.log('Server running at'); ``` ## Using TypeScript ```sh $ npm install --save @types/ua-parser-js # Download TS type definition from DefinitelyTyped repository: # https://github.com/DefinitelyTyped/DefinitelyTyped/tree/master/types/ua-parser-js ``` ## Using jQuery/Zepto ($.ua) Although written in vanilla js, this library will automatically detect if jQuery/Zepto is present and create `$.ua` object (with values based on its User-Agent) along with `window.UAParser` constructor. To get/set user-agent you can use: `$.ua.get()` / `$.ua.set(uastring)`. ```js // Say we are in a browser with default user-agent: 'Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.3.4; en-us; Sprint APA7373KT Build/GRJ22) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0': // Get the details console.log($.ua.device); // {vendor: "HTC", model: "Evo Shift 4G", type: "mobile"} console.log($.ua.os); // {name: "Android", version: "2.3.4"} console.log($.ua.os.name); // "Android" console.log($.ua.get()); // "Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.3.4; en-us; Sprint APA7373KT Build/GRJ22) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0" // Now lets try to reset to another custom user-agent $.ua.set('Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 3.0.1; en-us; Xoom Build/HWI69) AppleWebKit/534.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Safari/534.13'); // Test again console.log($.ua.browser.name); // "Safari" console.log($.ua.engine.name); // "Webkit" console.log($.ua.device); // {vendor: "Motorola", model: "Xoom", type: "tablet"} console.log(parseInt($.ua.browser.version.split('.')[0], 10)); // 4 // Add class to tag // $('body').addClass('ua-browser-' + $.ua.browser.name + ' ua-devicetype-' + $.ua.device.type); ``` ## Using Extension * `UAParser([uastring,] extensions)` ```js // Example: var myOwnListOfBrowsers = [ [/(mybrowser)\/([\w\.]+)/i], [UAParser.BROWSER.NAME, UAParser.BROWSER.VERSION] ]; var myParser = new UAParser({ browser: myOwnListOfBrowsers }); var myUA = 'Mozilla/5.0 MyBrowser/1.3'; console.log(myParser.setUA(myUA).getBrowser()); // {name: "MyBrowser", version: "1.3"} ``` # Development ## Sponsors ## Contributors Made with [contributors-img](https://contrib.rocks). ## How To Contribute * Fork and clone this repository * Make some changes as required * Write unit test to showcase its functionality * Run the test suites to make sure it's not breaking anything `$ npm test` * Submit a pull request under `develop` branch # License MIT License Copyright (c) 2012-2021 Faisal Salman <> Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. 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