WURFL = Wireless Universal Resource File

last update: 22 august 2011

The WURFL is an XML configuration file which contains information about capabilities and features of many mobile devices. The main scope of the file is to collect as much information as we can about all the existing mobile devices that access WAP pages so that developers will be able to build better applications and better services for the users. WURFL is an open-source project and is intended for developers working with the WAP and Wireless.

The WURFL project was launched by Luca Passani. He is the author of the web-tutorial Global Authoring Practices for the Mobile Web.

In June 2011 the WURFL Team launched the new US company ScientiaMobile and turned WURFL into a commercial reality.