cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
Field
Helper V
Helper V

Web Users

Hi there,

 

For data porpuses, i want to know if the current user is using the Computer, or Mobile. Is there anyway we can do this?

 

Thanks.

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Field
Helper V
Helper V

Figured it out a way to do this.

 

The following code:

If(Not(IsBlank(Param("tenantId"))),"PC", "Cellphone")

 

I can identify who uses PC, and cellphone.


This will get a part of the url. If url doesnt exist, it's mobile, if it does it's PC.

View solution in original post

3 REPLIES 3
Pstork1
Dual Super User
Dual Super User

At this point the device info is not accessible in PowerApps, although it is a requested feature.  You can vote for the request here:

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/Get-Device-Info-in-PowerApps/idi-p/3173

 

Other than that your only real choice is to detect based on screen size.



-------------------------------------------------------------------------
If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved.
If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.
RandyHayes
Super User
Super User

@Field 

There is no direct property in the App to determine the device type, but the easiest way at this point is to look for a feature only available on a mobile device.  We use the Acceleration function to determine it. 

Ex:

   Set(_appIsOnDesktop, IsBlank(Acceleration.X))

If you are on a non-mobile device, the acceleration.X will return blank and thus, _appIsOnDesktop will be true.

One word of caution...put this on a time that gives the app a few moments to load.  Sometimes the Acceleration device is not yet initialized if you put it in the OnStart of the App and the mobile device will think it is on the desktop.  Give a second or two delay on the timer on the initial screen and it will have initialized by then.

 

I hope that is helpful for you.

_____________________________________________________________________________________
Digging it? - Click on the Thumbs Up below. Solved your problem? - Click on Accept as Solution below. Others seeking the same answers will be happy you did.
NOTE: My normal response times will be Mon to Fri from 1 PM to 10 PM UTC (and lots of other times too!)
Check out my PowerApps Videos too! And, follow me on Twitter @RandyHayes

Really want to show your appreciation? Buy Me A Cup Of Coffee!
Field
Helper V
Helper V

Figured it out a way to do this.

 

The following code:

If(Not(IsBlank(Param("tenantId"))),"PC", "Cellphone")

 

I can identify who uses PC, and cellphone.


This will get a part of the url. If url doesnt exist, it's mobile, if it does it's PC.

Helpful resources

Announcements
Power Platform Conf 2022 768x460.jpg

Join us for Microsoft Power Platform Conference

The first Microsoft-sponsored Power Platform Conference is coming in September. 100+ speakers, 150+ sessions, and what's new and next for Power Platform.

365 EduCon 768x460.png

Microsoft 365 EduCon

Join us for two optional days of workshops and a 3-day conference, you can choose from over 130 sessions in multiple tracks and 25 workshops.

Users online (2,618)