How to Detect Android and Redirect to Android Version Website

android-phone

I have been posting redirect scripts for several devices such as the iphone and ipad, and I thought why not add android to the list. I own a android phone and I love it, and I have tested this script so I know it works. This code detects whether the person viewing your website is on a Android device. If they are on a Android phone, you can redirect them to a android version website or just to another page, its up to you. If they are on a normal computer it doesn’t redirect them and they go on as normal. Its just some simple javascript, and if you want to use it just change the “document.location” value to the url you want them redirected. Here is the code, and its just the same as when you detect for iPhone.

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<script type="text/javascript"> // <![CDATA[
	if ( (navigator.userAgent.indexOf('Android') != -1) ) {
		document.location = "http://www.yoururladdress.com/yourpage.html";
	} // ]]>
</script>

Cya

Loading Multiple XML Files in Flash

While working on my second version of RocFolio, I came across a few errors while trying to load multiple xml files in Flash AS3. When loading the files sometimes Flash would randomly put additional characters at the end of my xml file giving me parsing errors. So I had to figure out a way to cut those out, and I’ll try to explain real quick what I did.

So to load your XML you have to create your load and request variables and then you should create a few event listeners for progress and complete events, like this:

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var loader:URLLoader = new URLLoader();
var requestURL:URLRequest = new URLRequest(xmlfilename.xml);
 
//create progress and complete event listeners for the loader, and load the urlrequest
loader.addEventListener(ProgressEvent.PROGRESS, getBytesLoop);
loader.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, loadXML);

Now in your loadXML function all you have to do is figure out where the xml file actually ends, and then index that spot and then cut the rest of the string out with the substring() command. Here is how you do that.

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//function loadxml loads the xml and handles assigning to places
function loadXML(e:Event):void {
 
	var dataString:String = e.target.data;
	var finalString:String = "";
	var endofString:uint;
 
        //find out where the end of the xml file is, however your set it up it should be the last closing tag, this one is </settings>
	endofString = dataString.indexOf("</settings>", 0);
 
	//cut out the good part of the xml using substring, then use 0 as your starting point to where you got your endOfString
        //make sure to add whatever amount you need to be at the end of the your last closing tag, </settings> has 11 characters in it so +11
	finalString = dataString.substring(0, endofString+11);
 
	//then assign the finalstring to your XML variable
	try {
		var theXML:XML = new XML(finalString);
	} catch (e:TypeError) {
		//loader.load(requestURL);
		trace("A TypeError has occurred : \r\t" + e);
	}
 
//then go on with setting up your XMLLists so you can access the data how you want
}

So hopefully this helps those out there that are getting weird parsing errors when trying to load multiple XML files. I know I tried finding the solution out on the web and couldn’t so that’s why I wrote this, if it helps you out please leave a comment.

Cya

Detect Iphone


I got inspired and wanted to finish up the iphone version of my website. To do this, first you need to detect the iphone and then redirect the user to another webpage. Here is the script to do that:

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<script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[
	if ((navigator.userAgent.indexOf('/iPhone/i') != -1) || (navigator.userAgent.indexOf('/iPod/i') != -1)) {
		document.location = "http://www.scottrockers.com/iphone.html";
	}
// ]]></script>

Add this Javascript inside your <head> tags. and change the document.location to the page you want the user to get redirected to. The reason I have a iPhone version of my website is because my home page is made in Flash and as you know the iPhone can’t display Flash yet. So I created a basic html page that has a div in the body of it that is sized to 300 width by 350 height. And if you put this line of script in the <head> section it will tell Safari that the viewport should be the same size as the iPhone screen. Setting this line of code forces the content to always fit the window.

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<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width; initial-scale=1.0; maximum-scale=1.0;">

Now, if someone wants to bookmark your website, they can hit the + sign and then click “Add to Home Screen” and you want to specify what icon to use for the iPhone, then create a 57px by 57px .png formatted image, put it up on your server and put this line of code in to your <head> section as well.

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<link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="http://www.scottrockers.com/library/images/sriphonelogo.png"/>


Just make sure the href tag is the correct destination to your image. What is cool is that you don’t have to add the corners or shine effect on the webclip because the iPhone will do that for you.

If you want to see all the actual html code, you can just go to scottrockers.com iPhone Version and click view source.

Cya

How to Detect iPad and Redirect to iPad Version Website

With all the buzz about the iPad, I wanted to post another useful snippet of code. It detects whether the person viewing your website is on a iPad. If they are on a iPad, you can redirect them to a iPad version website or just to another page, its up to you. If they are on a normal computer it doesn’t redirect them and they go on as normal. Its just some simple javascript, and if you want to use it just change the “document.location” value to the url you want them redirected. Here is the code, and its just the same as when you detect for the iPhone with an extra argument.

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<script type="text/javascript"> // <![CDATA[
	if ((navigator.userAgent.indexOf('iPhone') != -1) || (navigator.userAgent.indexOf('iPod') != -1) || (navigator.userAgent.indexOf('iPad') != -1)) {
		document.location = "http://www.scottrockers.com/iphone.html";
	} // ]]>
</script>

Cya

How to Detect iPhone and Redirect to iPhone Version Website

I came across a useful snippet of code that I wanted to pass on and post about. It detects whether the person viewing your website is on a iPhone or computer. If they are on a iPhone, you can redirect them to a iPhone version website or just to another page, its up to you. If they are on the computer it doesn’t redirect them and they go on as normal. Its just some simple javascript, and if you want to use it just change the “document.location” value to the url you want them redirected.

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<script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[
	if ((navigator.userAgent.indexOf('/iPhone/i') != -1) || (navigator.userAgent.indexOf('/iPod/i') != -1)) {
		document.location = "http://www.scottrockers.com/iphone.html";
	}
// ]]></script>

Cya