Changes to UDID May Impact Digital Publishing Apps

Apple announced with iOS5 that due to privacy concerns, they would be moving away from unique device identification number (UDID) tracking.  In response, Adobe plans to deprecate or stop usage of UDID in applications published by Digital Publishing Suite.  Adobe has now updated Viewer Builder to publish applications that now leverage GUID (app-specific viewer generated number) in place of UDID. Using GUID will ensure that  each DPS application will have its own unique identification number and should align with Apple’s privacy policy.

This change may impact publishers in areas such as analytics, authentication, push notifications and custom storefront.  Please review UDID Deprecation on iOS white paper for more details and recommendations from Adobe on how to address this change.



  • By Miroslav - 9:05 PM on April 15, 2012