Can anyone help share their experiences with deploying App Store apps in a business? I thought it would be best to summarise my experience and knowledge so far:
In any case, the user ends up as the owner of thes software, and so when they leave they take it with them - which isn't what we want.
If anyone can help, or share their experiences it would be greatly appreciated.
I am currently speaking with Vodafone, an Apple consultancy firm, Apple Business, and our Tax Officer - so I will update when I have any more info.
1. So do we
2. That's incorrect - you should read the terms again
3. Yes and no - most applications (e-mail for example) require connectivity to corporate systems to be useful. When an employee leaves we cut off that access so the application really can't function. So our licensing is really centered around access to the central application and typically there is no cost for the application on the endpoint (such as your iPhone).
As for corporate developed applications - we distribute them outside of the app store.
4. We don't purchase or reimburse for phones anymore. Its the employee's phone. When they leave they take it with them and we cut off access to corporate systems. We also reserve the right to wipe the device which the employee agrees to when they register for access.
5. Not sure - I do not live in the UK.
6. For data stored on the device - yes.
Hello thank you for the response,
Ok, I may have got point 2 wrong but can you please elaborate?
(i) You shall be authorised to use Products only for personal, noncommercial use. For details of your rights and restrictions on your rights to use the Products, see:... "
And then later on...
"USE OF PRODUCTS AND THE STORES
Solely as an accommodation to you, you may re-download certain Products for use in accordance with the Usage Rules. Not all Products are eligible for this accommodation or may be available at any given time. iTunes shall have no liability to you in the event... "
I don't mean to be rude or flipant, but can you please explain? As I ned to have this conversation with others?
I do like the idea you have implemented with going down in-house apps - but we couldn't give up the devices we purchased. That is definately a tax liabilty for us.