enterprise vs dev accouint

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by chhoda, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. chhoda macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2008
    my organisation has both types of accounts. 99$ (dev) and 299$ (enterprise)

    I was under the impression that, if i want to send build to somebody other than my company (or sister concern of my company) people , i should use dev (99$) account. But i saw that in one project, they used enterprise account (299$) to send build to the customers. I immediately stopped that, but that initiated a high pitched debate, as existing people thought what they did was no wrong.

    is there a comprehensive guide ? what could be the repercussions and possible risks ?

    Surprising, after 8 years of iOs existence, the build provisioning techniques raise so much debates.

    thanks in advance
  2. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Have your company's lawyer carefully read the Enterprise program agreement. Also look for reports that Apple has revoked developer accounts from companies that it finds in violation of that agreement.
  3. chhoda thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2008
    thanks for replying. yeah my understanding was that.

    but is there a link to the text ? as i do not have access to that account, i am unable to read.

    Using enterprise license to provision build for the sister concerns also not allowed ? say for example my company is AB Tech and my parent company is AB PVT LTD
  4. chhoda thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2008
    Hi All,

    I have another question in this regard. Currently we switched to using 99$ account for customers adding 3 of their udids to our account in dev stage and asking them to buy a 99 / 299 dollars account them selves for production.
    Now the question is what happens if we exhaust 100 udids before 1 year and a customer is asking for adding 3 udids ? can we renew account pre maturely ? can we take multiple 99$ accounts ?
  5. Dookieman macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2009
    If you want to send users a build of your application, they don't need to have developer accounts, so they shouldn't be buying the $99 Dev accounts. If you exhaust the 100 UUID for Test Flight then you should buy the Enterprise account. This allows anyone to install your app outside of the AppStore by simply sending them a link to the IPA. This is useful in enterprise software where internal apps would be installed on 100s - 1000s of devices.
  6. chhoda thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2008
    thanks Dookieman,

    but the above reply of firewood says, an owner of 299$ license can not give a production build to a customer of theirs. It is only meant for large organisations who want to provision build only for their internal team.

    We are a service provider and we provision build for our customers until we take up and finish the project, hence technically their devices / employees are outsider for us, how can we use 299$ account to give them a production build ?

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