Closed Bug 935475 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago sends desktop version of site


(Web Compatibility :: Mobile, defect)

Gonk (Firefox OS)
Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: hsteen, Assigned: adamopenweb)




(Whiteboard: [mobile-compat-form][serversniff][sitewait] [country-us])

Site: sends desktop version of site

:: Steps To Reproduce

Server-side browser sniffing customizes the content sent from the URL. With "Android" in UA string we get a mobile, without a desktop site. (Luckily, videos play fine anyway)

:: Expected Result

Mobile site

:: Actual Result

desktop site

:: Additional Information

Software Version: 1.1
Reporter's User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686; rv:25.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/25.0
Ever confirmed: true
Whiteboard: [mobile-compat-form] → [mobile-compat-form][serversniff][contactready]
Whiteboard: [mobile-compat-form][serversniff][contactready] → [mobile-compat-form][serversniff][contactready] [country-us]
Assignee: nobody → astevenson
Contacted via form on site.

I'm working at Mozilla to solve Web Compatibility issues. I'm reporting an issue about your Web site not working properly with Firefox OS (Mozilla). This affects the following site:
Could you put me in contact with the right person in the Communications/Marketing team and/or Technical team in charge of your Web site?
The issue is described in detail on the Mozilla bug tracker:
Whiteboard: [mobile-compat-form][serversniff][contactready] [country-us] → [mobile-compat-form][serversniff][sitewait] [country-us]
No response, trying Twitter.

metacafe belongs to Digital Collective Studios.

A human contact may help, maybe it will work better.
Hey guys, I'm Mike Flynn, VP of Tech @ Collective Digital Studio / Metacafe. Looks like we need to add a string to Metacafe's mobile discovery code?
Hi Mike! Thanks for the quick response. Yes Firefox OS is not being detected as a mobile browser. The user agent string looks something like: Mozilla/5.0 (Mobile; rv:28.0) Gecko/28.0 Firefox/28.0 and the recommended way to detect is by searching for the string "Mobi". If you need any help let us know.
No problem, I'll dive in track this down ASAP.

I'll confirm back on this thread once we've released the change.
Just deployed a change, and you now get the mobile experience when you have a user agent like the example above.

If there's anything else you need, feel free to shoot me an email or hit me up on Twitter directly: @mikeflynn_
Wow that was fast. I'm getting the mobile site on both my devices. Thanks for the help Mike, we really appreciate it!
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
No problem at all! We're pretty quick around here! I just need to get a Firefox OS phone to play with!
(In reply to Mike Flynn from comment #11)
> I just need to get a Firefox OS phone to play with!

:) A few suggestions:

* in Firefox Web Developer Tools (Menu Tools -> Web Developer -> App Manager)
  At the bottom there is "Start Simulator" (you might have to install a package for the first time)
  It creates a window for testing sites and apps.

* For actual devices.
  Countries and availability
  Developer device coming soon
Product: Tech Evangelism → Web Compatibility
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