[whatwg] API for unique identification of devices (mobile/tablet/pc)

Tobie Langel tobie.langel at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 11:54:39 PST 2012

On Dec 13, 2012, at 8:42 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Dec 2012, Stan wrote:
>> The reasoning for this API is the need to uniquely identify every device
>> in many web-applications.
> Why do you need to identify the device? What about if the user uses the
> same browser profile on multiple devices?

More than half of our users login with multiple user agents on a given day.

> Or multiple browser profiles on
> the same device?

Perhaps surprisingly, that's a highly common scenario on mobile
devices, particularly out of the US.

-- tobie

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