[jdev] Differentiating device type

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Mon Apr 15 11:20:00 UTC 2013

On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Maninder Obhrai
<maninder.obhrai at gamesys.co.uk> wrote:
> We'd like to be able to tell whether a chat user in a room is on a mobile
> device or a desktop device and we're trying to work out the best way to do
> this. Our current plan involves making the client set the device type
> (mobile/desktop) as part of the resource, and then exposing full JIDs to all
> users. The client we've written can then parse this and show an icon next to
> chat messages. We looked at PEP and it seems a little over the top, and we
> didn't want to hack stuff into the presence status.
> Anyway, just throwing this out there to see whether we've missed something
> obvious.

The disco identity will give you information about the type of client,
and is probably the easiest solution here.


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