When you first reach the AppDog mobile web site on your Apple device, we ask you to "register." The warnings during the registration process scare some folks, so we want to explain what's actually happening and why AppDog is no more dangerous or intrusive than any app you obtain through the Apple App Store.
In order for AppDog to track the apps that you install through our web app, we need to know your device's unique ID--its so-called "UDID." On Apple devices, a UDID is a 40-character string of letters and numbers that uniquely identifies a single device. All "native apps"--those installed through the Apple App Store--can access your device's UDID without asking you for permission. But, AppDog is a "web app"--not a "native app"--and websites can't get your device's UDID. To get the UDID, we ask you to install a "profile." In the end, we don't actually install anything. But, by granting AppDog permission to install something, you enable us to obtain your UDID. Since the UDID is all we are interested in, we "cancel" the "installation" and pass the UDID back to our web app. In short, AppDog obtains your UDID, but does not install any software and makes no changes whatsoever to your device's settings.
The steps are outlined in the images below.
Once you have registered with us, you can see your device ID by clicking on the "Get Device ID" link at the bottom of AppDog as shown in the images below.
If you are uncomfortable with our normal registration process, or, if it doesn't work for you, we provide an alternative.