The Unique ID Situation & iOS

I’ve written earlier to explain that AIR doesn’t include a device identifier API because it doesn’t have a useable definition across platforms. (Also, it can be easily replaced for most use cases with a random identifier generated by the app.)

Now comes news that this capability is becoming even less implementable: Apple is deprecating their own UDID API. TechCrunch has the story at

Math.random() is your friend.

2 Responses to The Unique ID Situation & iOS

  1. Rosyna says:

    Is Maith.random() a cryptographically secure pseudo-random number generator? If not, best to never use it for a UUID.