Experience Platform SDKs vs. 4x SDKs

The following tables provide information about the differences between the new Experience Platform SDKs and the 4x SDKs:

Functionality support

Core functionality

Functionality

Version 4 SDKs

Experience Platform SDKs

Modular SDK, Adobe and third-party extensions

No

Yes

Server-side configuration

No

Yes

Programmatic configuration

No

Yes

Bundled configuration

Yes

Yes

Configuration management in Launch

No

Yes

Lifecycle metrics

Yes

Yes, see Manual Lifecycle Implementation

Experience Cloud ID service

Yes

Yes

Privacy and GDPR framework

Yes

Yes

Adobe Analytics

Functionality

Version 4 SDKs

Experience Platform SDKs

App screens & user actions tracking

Yes

Yes

Offline tracking

Yes

Yes

Hit batching

Yes

Yes

Milestone media tracking

Yes

Deprecated

Timed action tracking

Yes

Deprecated

Video heartbeats

Yes

Yes

Lifetime value

Yes

Yes, use Profile extension

Server-side forwarding - Audience Manager

Yes

Yes

Set/get custom visitor ID (vid or s.vid)

Yes

Yes

Adobe Analytics - Mobile Services / Mobile Add-on

Functionality

4x SDK

Experience Platform SDK

Postbacks - Get/POST URL requests

Yes

Yes - Signals extension

Postbacks - PII Get/POST URL requests

Yes

Yes - Signals extension

Postbacks - Open app deeplink

Yes

Yes - Signals extension

Push Messaging

Yes

Yes - Mobile Services extension

In-app Messaging

Yes

Yes - Mobile Services extension

Marketing/Acquisition Links

Yes

Yes - Mobile Services extension

Geo location and beacon tracking

Yes

Yes - Use Places extension

Geo points-of-interest management

Yes

Yes - Use Places extension

Adobe Audience Manager

Functionality

4x SDKs

Experience Platform SDKs

Send signals to Audience Manager

Yes

Yes

Reset identifiers and profiles

Yes

Yes

Return visitor profiles

Yes

Yes

DPID/DPUUID synching

Yes

Deprecated

Although synching with integration codes is fully supported, the Experience Cloud SDKs do not offer synch support with integration codes. The use of DPID/DPUUID are not supported.

Adobe Target

Functionality

4x SDKs

Experience Platform SDKs

A/B, Multivariate Testing, Offers

Yes

Yes

Offer pre-fetch

Yes

Yes

Offer preview

Yes

Yes

Visual editor

No

Yes

OS/platform support

Platform

4x SDKs

Experience Platform SDKs

Android

Supported

Supported

Android Wear​

Supported

Not supported

Apple iOS​

Supported

Supported

Apple WatchOS​

Supported

Support coming

Apple tvOS​

Supported

Support coming

React Native (iOS & Android)

Supported

Supported

Unity (iOS & Android)​

Supported

Not supported

Xamarin (iOS & Android)​

Supported

Not supported

PhoneGap (iOS & Android)​

Supported

Not supported

Universal Windows Platform (UWP) / Win 10

Unsupported

Not supported

Windows 8​

Supported

Not supported

Blackberry​

Supported

Not supported