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!
Screen 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.