Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2012 10:11 AM (in response to raymondu999)
As I understand it, and as our legal department that reviewed this believes, the only option( in a business setting) is to have a seperate(whether business or personal) iTunes account for each device. Having one account on multiple devices being used by multiple individuals puts you out of licensing compliance. DodgeChallenger made the correct, though somewhat inconvenient choice. If you have questions about this, I would have your legal department review it. Perhaps they will give you a different answer than ours did. Here is the applicable section from the iTunes store agreement.
If you are a commercial enterprise or educational institution, you may download and sync an App Store Product for use by either (a) a single individual on one or more iOS Devices used by that individual that you own or control or (b) multiple individuals, on a single shared iOS Device you own or control.
Education Settings appear to be viewed differently by Apple. You can check that out here.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2012 3:49 PM (in response to Bonesaw1962)
The Mac App Store or App Store is NOT the iTunes Store. Please re-read the US terms on Apple's website. http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/us/terms.html
The Mac App Store or App Store is for Macintosh OSX applications, not what you purchase using the iTunes Store which are referred to as iTunes products. Applications for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch are iTunes products.
Rule for the usage of iTunes products is as follows:
You shall be authorized to use iTunes Products only for personal, noncommercial use.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2012 4:20 PM (in response to Applemaz)
Disregard my previous post. The following post is clear and correct:
The Mac App Store is for MacOS X applications, the App Store is for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch apps and the iTunes Store is for Music, Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts.
I was incorrect in stating above that iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch apps are iTunes products. They are NOT. They are App Store products. If your company must go the route of individual iTunes accounts for every user, that is certainly one way to do it.
If, however, you are inside the US, having one corporate iTunes account and enrolling in the VPP program does allow you to legally use that one account to run the same application on 5, 10, 100 or 1000+ iPads. You will, however, have to pay for the app 5 times to install it on 5 iPads using that single VPP corporate iTunes account. You will have to pay 1000 times for the app to put it on 1000 iPads.
You tell the VPP program the apps you want to buy and how many of each you want. They then send you an email with a spreadsheet of activation codes. When an activation code it used on one iPad, it may only be re-used if it is uninstalled from that iPad first. The VPP program is there to make it easier to manage all the apps on corporate devices and centralize payment to a single authority which can then send the activation code or codes who whoever needs them.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2012 5:19 PM (in response to Applemaz)
Wrong again, concerning using the VPP ID for many users as an Apple ID. You can't use the VVP ID on iDevices (in the app store to redeem codes purchased via the VPP ID).
3. How do I get an Apple ID and password for use with the Volume Purchase Program?
During the set-up process, you will be prompted to create a new Apple ID that can only be used for the Volume Purchase Program (existing Apple IDs will not work). To create this new Apple ID, you must provide an email address that will be associated with it. The email address can either be your business email address (if it is not already associated with a different Apple ID), or you can create a new one specifically for the program (for example, email@example.com). Once you have provided a valid business email address, a confirmation email will be sent to it. This email will ask you to confirm your new Apple ID and create a password.
I added the emphasis above. The VPP ID can only be used to purchase the apps through the VPP website, it cannot be used as an Apple ID on a device by a user redeeming a code or otherwise.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2012 8:24 AM (in response to raymondu999)
An organization can reimburse users for paid apps or distribute gift codes to download required software.
It isn't the old way of thinking I now too understand, think different...