# DeviceAtlas Carrier Identification API # The DeviceAtlas Carrier Identification API provides a way to lookup Mobile Carrier properties based on an IPv4 IP address. Using the IP address for a Mobile Carrier the API will return properties such as _networkOperator_, _networkBrand_, _countryCode_, _mcc_ and _mnc_. ### Data File ### The Carrier API relies on a data file to function. DeviceAtlas provides weekly carrier data file updates. Please ensure you are using an up-to-date data file. The data file can be downloaded from your account page or automated via the https://deviceatlas.com/getCarrierData page. ### Dependencies ### This library does not depend on any third party libraries. ### Usage ### The API can be queried by passing any of the following to either the property() or the properties() methods. 1. An **IPv4** IP address string. _e.g. "62.40.34.220"_ 2. A **Dictionary** of HTTP Header names to HTTP Header values. The API will choose the most appropriate IP address to use. address to use. ### Choosing an IP address ### If the API is passed either a Map of HTTP Headers or a HttpServletRequest object it will try and choose the most suitable IP address for the end client. This is done by iterating over the following HTTP Headers. The first non-private, valid IP address is returned as the client IP. - X-Forwarded-For - Client-Ip - X-Client-Ip - rlnClientIpAddr - Proxy-Client-Ip - Wl-Proxy-Client-Ip - X-Forwarded - Forwarded-For - Forwarded The _X-Forwarded-For_ HTTP header can contain the client IP and multiple proxy IPs, the API parses the header to extract the client IP. ### Example ### The API has a very simple interface and can be used as follows: ```python from mobi.mtld.da.carrier.carrier_api import CarrierApi ip = "62.40.34.220"; carrier_api = CarrierApi() carrier_api.load_data_from_file("/path/to/sample.dat") // multiple calls will reload the data file each time // get all properties props = carrier_api.get_properties(ip); // .... use the properties .... if "networkOperator" in props: property = props["networkOperator"] operatorName = str(property) print("networkOperator: %s" % operatorName) // get a single property mccProp = carrier_api.get_property(ip, "mcc") if mccProp is not None: mcc = str(mccProp) print("MCC: %s" % mcc) ``` ### Included Examples ### Please see the examples directory for example code: 1. **BasicUsage** Simple examples using the API 2. **ExampleWebApp** Simple Django showing usage of the CarrierApi module. Django 1.4+ is required. ### Master Carrier List ### For a listing of all Carrier names and associated data please see: https://deviceatlas.com/master-carrier-list The Carrier List is also available in CSV and XML formats. It can be downloaded from the above page or from the following download page using your Carrier Identification licence key: https://deviceatlas.com/getMasterCarrierList - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - _ (c) 2013 Afilias Technologies Ltd (dotMobi). All rights reserved. https://deviceatlas.com _ <!-- HTML+JS for document formatting when opened in browser --> <div class="btn-group" id="main-menu" style="float:right"><a class="btn dropdown-toggle" data-toggle="dropdown" href="#">Menu<span class="caret"></span></a><ul class="dropdown-menu"><li><a href="README.html">Main</a></li><li><a href="README.DeviceApi.html">Device Detection API</a></li><li><a href="README.Upgrade.html">Device Detection API Upgrade</a></li><li><a href="DeviceApiDocs/mobi.mtld.da.device.device_api.DeviceApi-class.html">Device API docs</a></li><li class="divider"></li><li><a href="README.ClientSide.html">Client Side Component</a></li><li><a href="README.ConnectivityAnalyser.html">Connectivity Analyser</a></li><li class="divider"></li><li class="disabled"><a href="README.CarrierApi.html">Carrier Identification API</a></li><li><a href="CarrierApiDocs/mobi.mtld.da.carrier.carrier_api.CarrierApi-class.html">Carrier API docs</a></li></ul></div>