has been released.
For example, developers already are used to compensating for different browsers when using AJAX; BrowserHawk allows developers to collect data easily about which browsers clients are actually using, as well as their typical screen size and network speed.
This helps because developers can tune the application to cater to clients, instead of expecting clients to upgrade to a newer browser or to broadband, for example.
This version offers "Rules Enforcement Technology," which "provides an easy way to ensure that each site visitor meets your minimum browser and system requirements, and to provide automated self-help to those users who do not. And all this without having to write any custom code.
"The real power of RET is that your site requirements are created simply by using XML. BrowserHawk then enforces these rules for you automatically, with no custom programming required."
Development licenses are free with the purchase of a license for production use. A license starts at $498 USD
and goes up depending on features needed; the enterprise edition, for example, can report blocked popups, installed fonts, and more. (See the Sales FAQ
for more detail.)