Uniquely ID an App download RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there any way that i can uniquely identify the user that downloaded my app from within Visual Basic code? Or is there a way to uniquely identify the device that my app has been downloaded to? I've read about the ASHWID, but i want to know if there are other better solutions.
    Thursday, August 28, 2014 3:14 PM


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  • What is your goal? Why do you need this ID? In what way is the ASHWID not sufficient for your scenario?

    The ASHWID is the way provided for this in general. If you have extra requirements you will need to provide a clearer explanation of what you need.


    Thursday, August 28, 2014 3:56 PM
  • I was looking for alternate solutions, because i need an ID that is persistent even with hardware changes to the device.

    Thursday, August 28, 2014 4:07 PM
  • At some point you will need to determine how to decide what is and isn't the same device when hardware changes. See the Guidance  on using the App Specific Hardware ID (ASHWID) to implement per-device app logic for a discussion of how to handle hardware drift.

    Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:53 PM