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Lame and inelegant. This was our reaction when we discovered that a launch partner of OpenUDID, Crashlytics, decided to create an alternative to the UDID called SecureUDID. It’s not so much about the code and the product, but rather the process and the lack of disclosure. The issue here is really about Open Source project […]

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We’ve covered this issue before, preemptively. But now is the time to act! Some reports have emerged that Apple is now massively rejecting apps that still use the “[UIDevice uniqueIdentifier]” a.k.a. the UDID (Unique Device IDentifier). This means that developers have two choices: drop using this entirely, or find a replacement. Some have gone the […]

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With the introduction of iOS 5, Apple implicitly indicated that it will soon remove the ability for developers to access the unique device identifier, also known as UDID. While not the most important API in the entire iOS SDK, many in the app ecosystem have grown dependent on this UDID, for legitimate aggregate measurement needs, not […]

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Appsfire as a project started over 24 months ago. At the time, iOS was already fairly developed, but User Interfaces rarely erred outside of the recommended guidelines (also by fear of not being approved), except for games where everything goes. Apple had polished and optimized the vertical scrollable view (UITableView for our Cocoa readers), and […]

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After Apple’s apparent decision to discontinue use of the Unique Device IDentifier (UDID) in iOS5, a large segment of the iOS developer community has been searching for an alternative solution. To serve the community in a way that is both accessible and non-proprietary, Appsfire is introducing the open-source OpenUDID initiative http://OpenUDID.com thereby inviting all stakeholders to this […]