App for Specific School

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by spaceman816, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. spaceman816 macrumors member

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    I've created a scheduling app for a school that I work for that will only work for the students and faculty of the school, but I'm not sure how or whether it's possible to submit the app.
    I've been told that getting an Enterprise license won't be possible because we are not a company of over 500 employees (ie there aren't 500 teachers in the school).
    Would the app store accept such a specific app? if not, is there any way of getting a license to distribute the app only to the students and faculty?
    Thanks
     
  2. inbrissy macrumors member

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    We have many schools as clients. Our company develops Administration systems for schools and we have recently started to create modules for the iPhone.

    My understanding is that you CAN submit your application as long as you can give Apple a test account to review your application.

    You can always completely by pass the App Store, but it would mean you need to provide provisioning files for every iPhone that needs to run the application.

    We also looked at this but feel it would become unmanageable. I think as long as you make your application truly free for your staff, you shouldn't have an issue. Apple obviously doesn't want to feel left out financially. So you need to either charge through the App store or not charge at all..

    We are making our application a free add on to our main system. I believe this will work ok and can't see any reason why Apple would not approve our application.

    The application will only be available in Australia and we make it very clear in the description that it will only work together with our main system. That way App Store users know that the application is no good to anyone else.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    What you can do, is use someone's account to send it up for you, but if you need help doing that, I can help (The app can be released under my account, on your terms, I am only the provider).

    It's probably best not to go the enterprise way, becuase the TCO and ROI don't fare well with this type of app.
     
  4. inbrissy macrumors member

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    Yes you can go that way also, but it only costs $99 to set up your own account. You might as well set one up if you don't have one already. That way you can at least continue your development with further applications also.

    But of course if you want to use someone else's account, I'm sure there are several developers that will be happy to help. More applications on a developer's account is always a good thing if they are good applications.

    So feel free to contact the other poster or contact me.
     

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