selling an app

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by hame22, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. hame22 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    This may be a silly question but I am a web developer taking their first steps into app development - can an app for ipod/ipad/iphone be sold/hosted anywhere but the itunes store?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It can, but people will only be able to install it if they're jailbroken if it's not in the App Store.
     
  3. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    The only other way is to be an enterprise developer that do your own distribution. However, you can not sell the applications then. You can only allow those people who you have UDID's for their devices to install the application.
     
  4. firewood macrumors 604

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    For the general market, NO.

    You have to pay $99 to join the developer program and submit and distribute apps only though the App store.

    If you limit yourself to less than 100 devices you can use Ad Hoc test distribution. Within a very large enterprise company that has a developer account, Enterprise distribution. And a small percentage of broken phones will run all kinds of other stuff.
     

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