Quickcapture IMEI or DeviceID or any ID for each device

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07-29-2020 04:44 PM
GeoMapps
New Contributor III

Hi

Like survey123 get the deviceID , can Quickcapture  get the deviceID or IMEI or any id thad will be unique for each cellphone?

regards

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JohnathanHasthorpe
Esri Regular Contributor

Hi Marco

As devices that lack cellular connections do not have IMEI and iOS does not allow access to the IMEI, Survey123 generates a unique ID for the deviceid property (see: DeviceID Property in Survey123 : property('deviceid') ). deviceid is not supported in QuickCapture, but I would like to hear your use case.

Could you share a bit more on how you are using the device ID?

Thanks

John

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GeoMapps
New Contributor III

Hi

in many countries the theft of cell phones is common and many times the people who are users are not in the same city or state, so if we keep a record as Survey123 does with the DeviceID, it helps us to keep a statistic of how many times user changes device

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JohnathanHasthorpe
Esri Regular Contributor

Hi Marco

Just as an FYI, the deviceID will be recalculated if the app is uninstalled and installed again on iOS or Android 10 (or later). This could give you a false count.

If the app version is just updated, then the deviceid will be preserved and there will be no issue.

I'll get you requirements added to our internal repo.

Thanks for the feedback

John

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GeoMapps
New Contributor III

Hello


of course, so it would be saved that a named user has two device IDs so we have a guide

thanks for your info

regards

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