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davidpoyner Level 1 Level 1
I'm considering providing iPads to our local councillors to receive their email and meeting agendas on.

What I'd like to do is provide some basic apps provided by the organisation, like a PDF reader / annotate app, but let the councillors purchase and install their own apps and manage them using their own iTunes account if they wish to.

I've downloaded the iPhone configuration utility but it only seems to allow me to add custom apps to the iPad. How do I add two different sets of paid commercial apps to a device? Or will developers sell their apps to enterprise outside of the app store?

Thanks

David
  • drahardja Level 1 Level 1
    There can only be one iTunes account on the iPad, so all App Store apps must be associated with the same account. That said, there are ways to get your own set of apps on the device:

    You can send a link to an app on the App Store to the person, and have them expense the cost.

    You can gift your apps to the person, and have them install it themselves. You'll end up getting billed for it.

    You can work with an enterprise developer to create a custom provisioning profile that allows you to install their apps on your specific device.
  • Dan999 Level 1 Level 1
    Hi drahardja,

    Is there a standard way to "gift your app"? I want to provide a commercially available application to multiple users but I don't want them to pay for it.

    Scenario: We are buying 100 iPads for our employees. What's the best way to provision those iPads with commercially available applications? The iPads will be used for business and are owned by the company.

    Thanks!
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10
    I suggest purchasing iTunes gift cards. Those can be redeemed for all/most Apple purchases, especially music and apps.
  • redb00ts Level 1 Level 1

    This is incorrect. You can indeed have multiple iTunes account on a single iPad. I have four on mine.

  • Bonesaw1962 Level 4 Level 4

    If you are going to do this on a regular basis you should consider the "Volume Purchase Program" for business....you can associate purchases with a central credit card ( without giving the individual users " the keys to the kingdom") and distribute the apps via a url in an email....it can be used to distribute any paid app...

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10

    Folks, check the date on the OP's post.

     

    Regards.

  • Bonesaw1962 Level 4 Level 4

    oops......thanks for pointing that out, Dave.

  • redb00ts Level 1 Level 1

    Yep, saw it. But hate to leave even a dated post up with the wrong answer.

  • hpant Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for confirming this. So in my iPad can I have mutiple itunes account ( maybe belonging to different countries) , download application from all the itunes id and use them all at a time ?

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10

    Yes, up to five iTunes Store accounts, though you can only use the iTunes Store of the country in which you reside.

     

    Regards.

  • hpant Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks Dave.. So does it mean that I can not alternate across iTunes store of different countries ??

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10

    hpant wrote:

     

    Thanks Dave.. So does it mean that I can not alternate across iTunes store of different countries ??

     

    Yes, that's exactly what it means. Again, you can only use the iTunes Store of the country in which you live. Most content owners will not allow cross-border sales.

  • hpant Level 1 Level 1

    this is pretty bad I would have expected no restriction for free content !!

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10

    Even with free content, there are issues with copyright laws and distribution rights in each country, and for apps issues of whether the developer wants to provide localization and support in different countries. So Apple is forced to allow access only by a given country's residents.

     

    Regards.

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