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FAQ for Updraft - App Distribution and Beta Testing

What is an UDID?

UDID is an abbreviation for Unique Device Identifier (UDID). The UDID is a feature provided by Apple to identify iOS devices. Apple uses the UDID to communicate between Apple servers and individual iOS devices.

I have a company MDM Profile installed on my device, can I install Ad Hoc Apps?

Yes if you have an iOS MDM profile installed on your device, you will be able to install Ad Hoc certified apps without removing the already installed MDM profile. You just need to provide your iOS UDID to your developer. What you can't install are other Enterprise certified apps.
If you uploading your first version of your app to updraft you can either use the public URL/ link to distribute and download or you can use the public URL/ link of the latest uploaded version. This URL/ link will be the same for all other uploaded app versions and will redirect your testers and users always to the latest version of your app.

Installation of previous app versions?

Installation of previous app versions is supported by Updraft. You can just select the previous app version within the build history, select the version you would like to install again or distribute it again by using the public link.

Is there a maximum upload size?

No there is no maximum upload size for your .ipa or .apk file. In the Free Plan you are limited in storage space, so if you need to upload a file which is bigger than 500 MB you need to upgrade first to the paid plan.
The public installation links will be available until you've deleted your .ipa or .apk file within the build history or if you deleting your app or if you deleting your Account.

Is there any download/ installation limit per app on Updraft?

No. Updraft has no limit for number of downloads- You can install an app 100 or thousands times.

What does the paid plan (pay-as-you-go) cost?

All pricing information you will find on
Your Creditcard will be charged at the end of the month, for the exact amount of Diskspace you used (5$/ GB) plus a monthly fee of 5$ to use all features.

I have 4 Apps with a total size of 400 MB, how much do I need to pay?

If you are using less than 500 MB (this is the free plan limitation) we will charge you only the basic fee of 5 $ the end of the month.

I have 10 Apps with a total size of 1 GB, how much do I need to pay?

If you are using exact 1 GB the whole month. we will charge your creditcard the end of the month with the basic fee of 5 $ and the used diskspace (down to the minute during the month). So in total your creditcard will be charged with 10 $ the end of the month.

In the middle of the month I will upload my 10 Apps with a total size of 1 GB, how much do I need to pay the end of the month?

We calculate the usage of the storage space down to the minute. This means you pay around $0.000112007168459 $ / GB per minute per month.
So if you are using Updraft for half a month (15 days) with a total uploading size from the beginning of this half month you will need to pay:
Used Storage (GB)
price per Day ($)
Used Storage (GB)
price for 15 Days ($)
So your creditcard will be charged with the basic fee of 5 $ and 2.4 $ for the used storage, in total with 7.4 $.