We have eventually reached the final stages of the new J2ME structure in WURFL.
It really took way longer than I thought, but thanks to the guys at Telefonica I+D we now have a tool to import new data an updates from the J2ME Polish files and can of course apply our own patches.
Considering the long time it took I have also added a ton of new user agents and device information. I also have a long queue of UAProfiles that were processed (thanks to Zev’s tools) and are waiting to be added to the main WURFL.
Things are really growing and something is happening. Contributors continue to grow and I receive emails from the stranges places of the world.
The new release will include more than 7000 user agents and 1000 recognized real devices.
What is needed to WURFL to beat the competition? We needed testers and contributions. We needed developers to let us know what they find out about devices. I know that everyone is buying Nokia 6230 and SonyEricsson V800 because those are the ones that sell well, but I also know for sure that each of us has some funky phone and we need to tailor it well in WURFL.
Do you have information about behaviour of Teleca browsers? Know about Samsung and LG devices? These are the information that is hardest to find.
Thumbs up to SonyEricsson that eventually produced a document that details differences among browser versions and names the browser version in the user agent!
FYI: the document name is “dg_browsing_r3a.pdf” and is included in the package named “dg_browsing_mar05.zip”. Any newer version from the SE developers’ site?
If you want to get the latest WURFL, get it from CVS and start testing!