Hi, my name is Rob Manson and I’m Managing Director of MOB. Mobile & Online Business – Solutions that get you MO’ Business.

We’re based in Sydney and personally I spend way to much time playing with and creating apps for the mobile web.

You may like to checkout some of our other projects too;

  • SOAP Junior – create clean, fast AJAX APIs using JSON
  • iDidntDoThat.com – make your friend’s computer play embarrassing sounds using your iPhone as a remote control

4 responses

23 10 2008
Kevin ONeill

I just stumbled across your site while searching for a solution for mobile redirects. I love the thought process! It’s nice to see a non-conventional approach trump the well-knows.

I would like to know if this script can be purchased for commercial use…we are a small start-up company in the States and would like to tie in our Website efforts with mobile usage.

Thanks in advance,
Kevin O’Neill

26 01 2009

Hi Kevin,

following up from our email discussion I’ve posted some GPL’d code in javascript, perl and php – see https://smartmobtoolkit.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/not-device-detection-javascript-perl-and-php-code/

Hope you find this useful.

10 02 2009
Mark Scureman

Hi Rob,

I’ve been doing quite a bit of searching to find ways to detect the presence of a mobile device requesting my website and automagically redirecting them to a more mobile-friendly version that I’ve already created…ok, it still needs some work, but it’s a start. It didn’t take me too long to figure out that this is an issue with a number of different solutions – I’ve also followed your discussion with James over at mobiforge.com.

Here’s what I still need some help with:

I’ve already set my host up to field a subdomain of mobile.mysite.com and directed it to a directory called /public_html/mobile which contains the index.html and all other pages of the mobile version of my site, including reduced sized images, etc. The only way I can get to the mobile site is to type the full address into the location bar of my browser. I’d like people to be able to got to http://www.mysite.com and get the correct version, based on which browser they’re using, but still be able to switch between the versions by following a link.

I just don’t know how to implement the codes that you (or anybody else, for that matter) have written. How do I “turn on” php on my host? What files do I need to have in the root directory to make the code work, and what lines do they need to contain? Basically, I believe that I have all the pieces of the puzzle – I just don’t know how to make them work with each other.

I welcome your response via this forum, or via email if you’d like more specific information or access to the host server to point me in the direction of what I’m doing wrong.

Thanks for your time,
Mark Scureman

11 02 2009

Hi Mark,

for help on setting up php on your server you should check the standard installation guides.


Then, once you’ve got that working just update your httpd.conf file using the example we provide as a guide and then restart your server.


Or alternatively just install the php function in the top of your index.php script and use it to decide which page content to output or which URL to redirect to.


I hope that helps…

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