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Uniqly identify a mobile device visiting my WEB/WAP site?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by GrigoryPtashko, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. GrigoryPtashko

    GrigoryPtashko New Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 14, 2010

    I am completely new to mobile WAP/WEB sites development. I am analyzing some mobile content delivery platform which I am going to implement. My question is: Is it possible to uniqly identify the specific mobile device that is visiting the site whether it is a WAP 2.0 device or a smartphone with a usual WEB browser? And later use this info to know that this specific device has already been on my site.

    I see some means:

    1. Usual telephone number (MSISDN) which is I suppose is a confidential information and is not passed to a WAP/WEB server. I think I cannot get it "for free".
    2. IMEI of the mobile device. This looks interesting but the question is IS the IMEI passed somehow to a WAP/WEB server from a mobile device? If yes then I can save it and later identify a device against my IMEI DB.
    3. Any other means which I do not know yet?

    Sorry for chatter but I am not new to software development. I first google then ask but now I just don't understand from what side to come to this problem.

    Thanks in advance,


  2. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    You'd have better luck in developer forum. The browser should identify itself unless it's presenting itself as a different browser. Generally, there's nothing sent to the web server to specifically identify the device model or even the individual device.

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