SKAdNetwork: The Biggest Change Brand Advertisers are Ignoring

Posted Jan 19, 2021

It’s no secret that Apple will begin enforcing its AppTrackingTransparency framework soon, chipping away a decade of targeting practices and technologies. But there’s another side of Apple’s privacy coin that gets talked about less: SKAdNetwork, and it’s perhaps even more important that advertisers pay attention to the actions needed to stay current.  What is SKAdNetwork?…

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Get Your iOS 14 Nutritional Label Ready

Posted Nov 19, 2020

One of the hottest topics of this year is undoubtedly the disappearance of the IDFA in iOS 14. While the industry has been preparing for these changes to be enforced by Apple next year, there has been a lot less chatter about another requirement that app publishers will have to fulfill very soon. We’re talking…

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Event Preview: iOS 14 Privacy Check-in for Publishers

Posted Oct 19, 2020

Apple has given publishers in their various ecosystems a little more time to comply with their new privacy requirements, but that doesn’t mean they can rest easy – change is still coming, get the details – and the details on how to preserve your monetization in the new age of privacy. Join us for a…

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The IDFA Is Not Gone Yet, But Here’s What Advertisers (Still) Need to Do

Posted Oct 5, 2020

To say privacy has gone from something most mobile developers kept in the back of their mind five years ago to one of the most important parts of their business is an understatement. Apple has placed the responsibility of consent on developers with a modal to track users or share device IDs with third parties….

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iOS 14 — Apple Announces IDFA Delay

Posted Sep 3, 2020

Today Apple did something it rarely does: Delay a requirement based on feedback from developers and the rest of the industry. The opt-in modal to enable tracking (practically speaking, IDFA sharing) was set to launch with iOS 14 this fall but will now go into effect in early 2021. Developers and advertisers are surely sighing…

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What is an IDFA Anyway?: The History of IDFA and Its Predecessors

Posted Sep 2, 2020

Since the WWDC earlier this year, the mobile world has seen a huge disruption. The announcement of iOS 14 and its features has brought along a new era in mobile identity. In the past several months, the industry has been preparing for a pivotal change in mobile advertising and attribution. Apple will require users to…

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Event Preview: Webinar – iOS 14: What You Need to Know NOW

Posted Aug 31, 2020

If you’ve been following the AdColony blog or mobile app news since June, you know iOS 14 is big news. Join AdColony next week to learn the core of how to succeed in the new world of iOS 14. Update: Apple may have delayed enforcement, but the requirements are still coming. We feel now is…

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iOS 14 for Developers: Asking for Permission

Posted Aug 26, 2020

Privacy is Apple’s latest product, and mobile app developers have become the door greeters of the App Store. If an app makes a request to share user data, developers must use Apple’s AppTrackingTransparency framework to request permission from the user the first time this happens. No ifs, ands, or buts! We’ve heard a lot of…

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Getting Your Campaign Ready for iOS 14 and SKAdNetwork

Posted Aug 11, 2020

We’ve spent a lot of time recently discussing the changes to iOS 14 and what they mean for developers and advertisers both brand and UA. It’s time to move past the background and start talking about actionable items. SKAdNetwork will be the new standard for measuring installs of app install campaigns moving forward. While some…

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