Thursday, 12 January 2012

iPad User Agent String - See How your Site Looks on iPad Safari Browser

Ever wondered how your website would load and appear on an iPad Safari browser, well now you can check it out using the iPad User Agent String.First thing you need to do is get the Desktop version of the Safari Browser.
Then you will have to change the User Agent of the Desktop Safari Browser to the iPad User Agent String.Now you are set to see how your site looks on iPad Safari Browser.

Here is the iPad User Agent String -
Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B334b Safari/531.21.10
There are no such extensions for Google Chrome and hence you cannot use this method with Google Chrome.If you use a Macintosh, then you can download the Apple iPhone SDK from their Official Website and use the iPad simulator that is included in the download.But this process has one disadvantage, you will have to become an Apple Developer or you will not be able to get the SDK, to be an Apple Developer, you will have to pay 99$ a year but you will get some useful tools along with your membership.

I hope that this article helped and you are able to see how your blog or website looks on an iPad.Recommended Read - iPhone 4S User's Large Data Consumption.

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Gautham A S is a personal tech columnist and blogging expert at TechGau.Org, one of the leading Tech, How-To and Blogging Tips blogs in the world..