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Grant Bates
Grant Bates
1,915 Points

Looking to create a link that will recognize device and send to the proper app store.

I have been searching around the web for a simple and lightweight piece of code that will recognize the device being used and send the user to the proper app store.

I feel like this is a pretty common bit of coding but for the life of me I can't find a tutorial. Any help would be appreciated.

I would prefer to just use HTML5 and CSS if possible but a little javascript would kill me. (I don't know much about scripting.)

If you don't have the answer but know where I might find one please share.

Thank you.

So far I have this going for me...

var ua = navigator.userAgent; 

if (ua.indexOf("Android")>-1) {
  // generate play store link
} else if (ua.indexOf("iPad")>-1 || ua.indexOf("iPhone")>-1) {
  // generate ios link
} else if (ua.indexOf("Windows Phone")>-1) {
  // generate windows store link

But I don't know how to incorporate with the HTML

1 Answer

1,669 Points

Hi Grant,

You might be interested in reading more into to filtering user agents. The best way would have to be through JS. I would do a search for "How to detect user agent using javascript".

I'm not an expert yet but I hope this helps! Ryan

Grant Bates
Grant Bates
1,915 Points

Thanks. I am finding lots of references to identify the device but not a lot on what to do after the fact.