51Degrees.mobi, provider of device detection and web optimisation solutions, has announced left and right handed mobile device detection, enabling developers and users to make mobile use even more convenient.
The company's technology already enables mobile phones and tablets to be identified when they visit a website. Consumers can then be shown a mobile website that is tailormade for the specific device they're using.
However, this new development takes device detection into a new dimension by using the built-in accelerometers on modern smartphones, together with the CPU temperature monitoring that is standard on most mobile devices.
51Degrees.mobi can now determine whether a mobile phone is being held in a user's left hand or right hand, which means web pages can be automatically reformatted to move images and place buttons exactly where the customer's fingertips will be.
Thomas Holmes, a left-handed mobile developer, applauded the move: