Sapphire IMEI Utility
If you are rolling out your application on Smartphone or Pocket PC phone edition devices, you may wish to record the device’s International Mobile Equipment Identifier (IEMI) or International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) numbers.
These numbers can be used to track what device and SIM card are being used by which user. It can also be used to ensure that the data on the device is kept unique by using the number as a device prefix within your data.
The Sapphire IMEI Utility allows both the IMEI and IMSI numbers to be read from SmartPhone
and Windows Mobile devices.
You can download the latest demo version to see a fully working demo which you can reuse within your application as you see fit. This can be found on the download pages. The demo versions are fully functional and simply contain a popup message from time to time. These are ideal if you are selling your application to the client where you can be confident the application will work in practice and not just theory.
Click here to view a third party article on how to use the Sapphire IMEI Utility
Implementation couldn’t be easier, simply declare the DLL function as a function within your application and call it as though you wrote it yourself. Here’s a sample demo to how to retrieve the device’s IMEI number within VB.NET.
Public Function IMEI(ByVal lDeviceID As Integer) As String
Dim sIMEIStore As String
Dim hInstance As Integer
sIMEIStore = Space(100)
sIMEI(sIMEIStore, hInstance, lDeviceID, SapphireIMEILicence)
IMEI = StripString(sIMEIStore)
Dim sIMEI As String
Dim lDeviceID As Integer
For lDeviceID = 0 To 10
lblDeviceID.Text = "Device ID is " & lDeviceID
sIMEI = IMEI(lDeviceID)
If Len(sIMEI) >= 15 Then
sIMEI = Mid(sIMEI, 1, 15)
lblIMEI.Text = "IMEI Number is " & sIMEI
Royalty Free Licence
When you purchase a developer’s licence, you are free to use the DLL in any number of your projects and deploy it to all the devices to your clients. There’s no need for royalties based on the scale of your project, just a one off fee. You will also get 12 months email support and discounted upgrades for future developments.
Developer's Licence cost 199 GBP.