What does “device routing” mean?
The term “device routing” means that you can re-route users to another URL based on the their device type. For example, if you only want Desktop and Tablet users to see your main site, www.example.com, and you want Smart Phone users to go to m.example.com, and Feature Phone users to go to wap.example.com, then Device Routing is exactly what you need! Netbiscuits Device Routing is a simple, easy-to-install feature for routing your traffic to the right website or webpage based on the user’s device type.
Updated weekly, Netbiscuits Device Routing includes the latest mobile device profiles, OS updates, and browser updates.
How does it work?
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A typical Device Routing code block will look something like this:
With the code block added, the following events happen when a user’s browser requests a page from your website:
- The Device Routing server runs a few tests to identify the user’s device type
- Once complete, the Device Routing code determines whether the user should be re-routed, and, if so, redirects the user’s browser to the proper URL
How can I use Device Routing?
- First of all, make sure you’ve created a Netbiscuits account and have logged in.
Just add the URLs you want to re-route, and click Save.
- Checking Preserve path when redirecting allows you to maintain relative paths during device routing.
- Once copied, you can paste that code block into any pages on which you want to use Device Routing. Again, technically this code block can be placed anywhere, but we recommend you place it in the
We hope this has helped you get up and running with the Netbiscuits Device Routing. If you have any questions or need help with your setup, please contact us.
If you’re ready for the next step, find out about all the Device Detection Parameters you can build into your website!