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From Stefano Andreani <>
Subject Re: Data collection: analytics-like javascript
Date Tue, 07 Feb 2012 21:53:05 GMT
Hi Bertrand,

I think that good device detection is strongly related to good device analytics: if device
detection matters for a web site owner, than also device analytics does.

For this reason I would suggest to "reward" those web site owners willing to integrating the
data-collection javascript, allowing them to access device-oriented analytics of their web
site. Without any effective "reward" I think adoption would be not relevant.

I'm pretty sure you were not thinking about this when you wrote "analytics-like javascript"...
were you? :)


On 03/feb/2012, at 18.28, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:

> Hi,
> One idea that we discussed with Philip is creating some simple
> javascript code to collect device data when people visit websites that
> would accept adding that code to their pages.
> The code would collect some data about the device (a la css media
> queries), and make one request to a server of ours, which can store
> that data along with selected request headers.
> Although this might not supply all the details about the device, it
> would at least make us aware of its existence, and provide some basic
> device data.
> Privacy must be taken care of in this case, but it's no worse than
> with Google analytics and similar services.
> -Bertrand

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