News by Dan Seifert on Saturday June 09, 2012.
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According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple is planning to introduce a new tool for developers that will let them easily track how their apps are used by customers. The new tool will replace the Unique Device Identifier (UDID) that developers have used in the past for tracking purposes. Apple announced last year that it would no longer allow developers to use the UDID in this manner.
Developers use tracking tools to improve their apps and determine how users in the real world are navigating through the apps. There have been concerns over this type of tracking from privacy advocates that claim the data collected could be used to identify individual users.
It is not yet clear how Apple's new app tracking system will work for developers, or what information it will provide to them. Apple is hosting its Worldwide Developers Conference next week, where it is expected to announce the next version of the iOS operating system as well as new tools for app developers.source: The Wall Street Journal
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