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What does "Mozilla Compatible Agent / iPhone" mean?

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What does "Mozilla Compatible Agent / iPhone" mean? prozaciswack 11/14/09 10:07 AM
I designed a mobile site for a conference we did and Analytics is showing about 40% for "Mozilla Compatible Agent / iPhone" and only 34% for "Safari / iPhone".

I know this isn't just some weird user agent switching because all of these visits are at mobile device screen resolutions. So, am I to believe 40% of my mobile site visits are from people using alternate iPhone browsers or is this a fluke?
Re: What does "Mozilla Compatible Agent / iPhone" mean? thomas.gresham 2/5/10 12:22 PM
I accessed my site through the Google mobile application on my iPhone and this is how analytics logged that view.
Re: What does "Mozilla Compatible Agent / iPhone" mean? caveatashish 4/27/10 3:52 AM
There is no mozilla browser for iPhone, search for mozilla in app store.
Mozilla Compatible Agent / iPhone it means people are accessing your site from jail broken iphone having mozilla as a browser.

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Re: What does "Mozilla Compatible Agent / iPhone" mean? Open Seo 6/24/10 6:07 AM
Re: What does "Mozilla Compatible Agent / iPhone" mean? Jon A 7/30/10 2:26 AM
Could this in fact be reporting the use of embedded Safari (i.e. any app doing the browsing)?
There is no way this is jailbroken iPhones. We write iPhone software and 40% of our iPhone website audience are reported as "Mozilla Compatible Agent". That's too many to be jailbroken.
Re: What does "Mozilla Compatible Agent / iPhone" mean? Open Seo 8/5/10 8:46 AM
Hi

I managed to collect the full user-agent string of some of these users:

Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; fr-fr) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8A306
Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; fr-fr) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/7D11
Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; fr-fr) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/7E18

Compared to the official spec at Apple of the iPhone User-Agent string http://developer.apple.com/safari/library/documentation/appleapplications/reference/safariwebcontent/OptimizingforSafarioniPhone/OptimizingforSafarioniPhone.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40006517-SW3
Safari/XXX is missing at the end of it

Strange !
Re: What does "Mozilla Compatible Agent / iPhone" mean? paddy2k 10/11/10 5:58 AM
The useragent "Mozilla Compatible Agent / iPhone" applies to users who have bookmarked the URI to their homescreen, this is because the iPhone treats this bookmarks as webapps and since iOS4 runs them in a separate process with presumably a different useragent.

If you analyse New V Returning users and useragent you will see that most of the "Mozilla Compatible Agent / iPhone" users are returning.
Re: What does "Mozilla Compatible Agent / iPhone" mean? e28eta 10/20/10 2:48 PM
I think "Jon A" is most correct, and paddy2k has the most common reason.

I added analytics to specifically track whether people were launching from the homescreen (using window.navigator.standalone), and the vast majority of iPhone/Mozilla Compatible Agent were running standalone. There were some that weren't, and I'd *guess* those using some other app - like Google Mobile.
Re: What does "Mozilla Compatible Agent / iPhone" mean? santelia 11/26/10 3:02 AM
If you look at the string returned from the full user-agent analysis it speaks clearly:
Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; fr-fr) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8A306
It's AppleWebKit.
It means that all those users come from iPhone/iPad apps using embedded functions of browsing by calling AppleWebKit capabilities inside their code.
That's all folks.
Re: What does "Mozilla Compatible Agent / iPhone" mean? jake leboeuf 6/16/11 7:37 PM
My guess is they are viewing your website insida an app rather than Safari, ie facebook or twitter.
Re: What does "Mozilla Compatible Agent / iPhone" mean? vince81 8/17/11 7:45 AM
From what I've gathered it's hits on your website which come from an app usually. Apps which integrate a special page in it will show up as hits from Mozilla.