Day after day we all experience an incredible growth and fragmentation of devices available on a more and more proliferated market. Accurately tracking their specs has become very hard work. But this complexity can be reduced if managed by a community daily involved in improving the Device Description Repository (DDR). This is the essence of the OpenDDR project, the best open, free actively maintained repository of device descriptions currently available.
OpenDDR is the ultimate open solution to the device fragmentation issues. Because of the wide diversity of devices available on the market, the developers dealing with web content optimization need to know hardware and software specs of each device. To face this situation the most effective solution is using a Device Description Repository, a database storing a huge amount of information concerning mobile phones, tablets, Interactive TVs, set top boxes and any device with a Web browser.
PAs Apache DeviceMap was archived at the end of 2016 and we found references and e.g. StackOverflow questions on OpenDDR as recent as November 2016 to have always exceeded the same for DeviceMap (even while commits happened there) we decided to reactivate OpenDDR again to allow easier and faster maintenance than Apache Foundation could provide for Open Data rather than source code.
Werner Keil is Java EE Consultant, Microservice and Test Automation expert at a leading bank. After working as DevOps Build Manager for a Real-Time/Embedded/Automotive vendor, working at a large Swiss insurance company, Heidelberg Printing, in an ETCS/ Real-Time project for Thales, as Build Manager at Maersk and Agile Coach, Principal Consultant and Distinct Architect for a Financial Services company.My Personal Page