Tech Detect (beta)

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Current version: 0.1.3
Status: Beta
Project website: Tech Detect (beta)

About this project

Being a web guy, frequently I find myself wondering, "Is this a WordPress?" or "Did they use jQuery for that?" - questions that can easily be answered by checking the HTML source and/or the JavaScript files.

Tech Detect comes to the rescue when you're constantly curious about these sort of things or if you require such questions to be answered quickly because… perhaps a client is bugging you about something and they have no idea if they're using WordPress.

What it does exactly

Tech Detect uses plain old JavaScript and jQuery to detect specific indicators on a web page. This ranges from common JavaScript libraries and statistic scripts to the +1 Button and even some server side technology.

After finishing the detection process, Tech Detect presents you with a list of technology that was used to create the web page. The list appears right there on the page, there's no navigating or popup windows involved.

Beta

Tech Detect is currently in beta and is far from detecting every technology. I've started building the library of technology indicators and it will continue to grow throughout the beta and of course afterwards.

I encourage your to aid me in this process. You can contact me to get involved.

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Photos, videos and other media

  • Tech Detect at work on Just Like Ed
  • Tech Detect at work on the Tech Detect website
  • Tech Detect at work on the Google Blog
  • Tech Detect at work on a WordPress.com blog

Credits

Tech Detect is one of my personal projects. It was designed and developed entirely by me.

Technical information

Client side technology:
Plain JavaScript, jQuery >= 1.5

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