Monthly Archives: November 2014

Apex Tip: Simplest way to detect Salesforce 1

If you are working to adapt or create a Visualforce page for Salesforce 1, you would know that you need to detect what type of client application (mobile or desktop) is doing the request.

You would need that in order to avoid certain apex:tags that are not compatible with Salesforce1, to change the layout and look and feel and code some special lines like replace links by;

After some research I’ve found those nice methods to detect what type of client is requesting the page

Client side (Javascript):


Server-side (Apex):


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I’m a fully trained and qualified software engineer with more than 15 years of varied experience, specialized in frontend performance, web developing , cloud computing, salesforce, as well as CRM functionalties and Social Networks. Specialties: Platform & Web Performance Optimization. Developer and Administrator Certified. Senior Frontend, Javascript and HTML5. Heavy Ajax WebApps Mobile WebApps – Phonegap Webapps Developer (Php/Django/Python) Team Work & Managment Now leading a Salesforce applications company