general

load webpages with different user agents, quick and easy without any plugin

… if you want to test or troubleshoot your mobile webpage or browser app it’s quite tricky from desktop – mobile webapplication deliver content based on the browsers user agent – there are severals browser plugins to switch the agent – but all major browser offer a build in feature to change the behaviour

google chrome

in settings > more tools > developer tools (Crtl + Shift + I) below network conditions your able to switch user agent – e.g. search at google to display

microsoft edge and internet explorer

F12 developer tools (press F12) > Emulation opens an onboard user agent switcher

mozilla firefox

webpage is loaded in same way an iPad would do – type about:config in addressbar, search for useragent and create a new entry

string: general.useragent.override

value: Mozilla/5.0(iPad; CPU OS 6_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/536.26(KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0 Mobile/10A5355d Safari/8536.25

macOS safari

enable in settings > advanced the option show develop menu in menu bar

iOS devices

since iOS13 / iPadOS – safari browser of the apple tablet can switch between mobile and desktop presentation of a webpage, as shown in the video below

android devices

install e.g. Rocket Browser to test the behavoir of other user agents, in Settings > General Settings is it possible to change the user agent – developed android webapps can define an own user agent with java code webview.getSettings().setUserAgentString(MyString);


test your Browser features here and see what’s your browser capable of

https://launchr.eu/browser/


android tips & tricks everyone should know
apple

apple services from non apple devices

apple provide it’s appstore for all apple devices, but from webbrowser or windows devices it’s hard to browse apple services

you can use the ios appstore search from the folling webservices that utilize apple api – search for app’s and bungle id’s – https://theappstore.org or https://fnd.io


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also apple music is designed to be used from app for ios and even android, this webservice offers capabilitys direct from the web – https://musi.sh



while icould.com is a well designed service to work from every webbrowser, from mobile it’s not supported, you may have to switch to desktop mode



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