This post refers to DotKernel 1, based on Zend Framework 1.
If you are looking for DotKernel 3 related posts, go here.

WURFL is integrated into DotKernel, using the Zend_Http_UserAgent class from the latest release ZF 1.11.0rc1 ( Beta release at the date of this post).

The integration of WURFL into DotKernel is described below.

Download WURFL PHP API and unzip it into folder wurfl-php-1.1

  • Create folders and make it writable by web server
    • cache\wurfl\FILE_CACHE_PROVIDER
  • In folder configs:
    • Copy wurfl-config.xml from wurfl-php-1.1\examples\resources
    • Rename wurfl-config.xml to wurfl.xml
  • Edit configs\application.ini file; add these lines:
resources.useragent.wurflapi.wurfl_api_version = "1.1"
resources.useragent.wurflapi.wurfl_lib_dir = APPLICATION_PATH "/library/Wurfl/"
resources.useragent.wurflapi.wurfl_config_file = APPLICATION_PATH "/configs/wurfl.xml"
  • Create folder externals\wurfl, and copy the following files from:
    • wurfl-php-1.1\examples\resources\web_browsers_patch.xml
    • wurfl-php-1.1\examples\resources\ and rename it or download the latest wurfl zip database and rename it
  • Copy the contents of the folder wurfl-php-1.1\WURFL to library\Wurfl

WURFL is integrated into DotKernel in the mobile module, but to access WURFL configuration, use

$userAgent = new Zend_Http_UserAgent($config->resources->useragent);
$device = $userAgent->getDevice();

$userAgent->getDevice() returns all the relevant information about the current user agent ($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’])


  1. Denis

    I’m experiencing problem with androids based phone as soon as ::
    is executed it tells me that the site has “too many redirects”.While other platforms works well and doesn’t complain.

    Thank you

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