Friday, 20 December 2013

Sailfish OS and Browser Identification.

Today my Jolla phone arrived. I see Jolla as hopefully creating an alternative to Apple and Google hogging the mobile OS market.
I had intended to make an un-boxing video, but just had to rush into the very attractively packaged boxes, to get my phone!

I have not had a lot of time to play with the phone, although first impressions are good, but I have had the opportunity to see how stat counters are counting visits by Jolla.

Jolla uses Sailfish OS, its own Linux operating system ~ derived from the Nokia MeeGo OS. The default browser is based on the Firefox Gecko rendering engine, and has the browser sting:

Mozilla/5.0 (Maemo; Linux; U; Jolla; Sailfish; Mobile; rv:26.0) Gecko/26.0 Firefox/26.0 SailfishBrowser/1.0 like Safari/538.1

Unfortunately none of the counters identified Sailfish, but this is a newly released product, and so this may change as Sailfish establishes itself.

Onestat: Internet Explorer 6 / Windows XP
(Update 27/12/13 ~ Onestat now giving Apple Safari Mobile Browser / Linux)

Bravenet: No browser identified / Linux

ExtremeTracking: Safari / Linux

GoStats & Sitemeter: Firefox / Linux

W3: Firefox Mobile 26 / Linux

Statcounter & ShinyStats: Firefox 26 / Linux.

PS  Google Analytics comes up with Firefox / Maemo, which is closer to identifying Sailfish than those that gave Linux!

Steves_stats_on_Jolla_Sailfish_os_browserScreen shot of StevesStats, on Jolla Sailfish OS browser. Tool bar automatically pops out of the way to allow a full screen view when not in use.

Update 04/02/2014: Statcounter now correctly identifies Jolla.