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UDID

Hi,

 

In the BAR descriptor file I can see this permission: <action>read_device_identifying_information</action>

It makes me think that we should be able to read some device information, such as the UDID. Is it actually possible, and how?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Re: UDID

Check this:

 

http://www.blackberry.com/developers/docs/airapi/1.1.1/qnx/system/Device.html#pin

 

 

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Re: UDID

Thanks a lot, it's now more clear for me why this permission is available Smiley Happy

 

Do you know if there is a C/C++ equivalent? Or if it is possible to call some Air functions from an app developed in C/C++?

 

Thanks.

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Re: UDID

I also need this.  I tried to use confstr but it doesn't return anything.

 

char    buffer[1024];

confstr( _CS_HW_SERIAL, buffer, sizeof( buffer ) );

 I also have what I would except is the permission set in the bar

 

<action>read_device_identifying_information</action>

 

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Re: UDID

Currently, there is no native API to obtain the PIN of a BlackBerry PlayBook.  However, this is a high priority API that we're looking to provide soon.

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Re: UDID

What about any kind of GUID? 

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Re: UDID

The PIN would be the best thing to use as a GUID.  Just hold tight a little longer on this feature if you can.  Smiley Wink

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Re: UDID


LMcRae wrote:

What about any kind of GUID? 


You could use the Wi-fi interface MAC address, that should be unique to the device. It's available in Air, not sure about NDK.

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Re: UDID

Is this in 2.0?

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Re: UDID

[ Edited ]

Using the 2.0 beta 3 NDK you can now obtain the device's PIN. Refer to deviceinfo found here:

 

https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/native/beta/reference/com.qnx.doc.bps.lib_ref/com.qnx.doc.bps.li...

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