Flatfish User Agent


Flatfish uses Mozilla/5.0 (Tablet; rv:33.0) Gecko/33.00 Firefox 33.0 user agent which causes many apps/webpages to display desktop page.

When installing Youtube app from Firefox Marketplace the tablet opens desktop webpage which is unusable (no navigation).

Similar problem is for Facebook which displays m.facebook.com and not touch.facebook.com

Has anyone tried to change the default user agent (short term solution)? What would be a long term solution for this problem?

(Daniele Scasciafratte) #2

the problem exist with all the Firefox OS devices not only with the tablet.
This site track the sites that have this problem http://arewecompatibleyet.com/


Facebook and Youtube apps work fine on Firefox OS mobile, but they have a different user agent “Tablet” is replaced by “Mobile”.

(Daniele Scasciafratte) #4

change the user agent to mobile not use a tablet layout friendly.
Sure is a temporary fix but track the site that not work with the tablet maybe will be a solution for the future.


Just found out this info in one of the bugs reported:
Each time that there is an issue with the wrong version of the site being served to a Firefox OS Tablet.
Open a bug for each individual Web site, describing the issue.
You may want to use the form

(Daniele Scasciafratte) #6

the hunt begins! :smiley: