Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Apple Apps - Bulk Purchases

With all the talk about the iPad and iPod Touch in education we have all become familiar with Apps! It is the Apps that give these devices their true power for our students. Now, Apple is making it easier for schools to implement these tools.

Apple recently launched their Apple App Store Volume Purchase Program. With this program, educational institutions can purchase multiple copies of an App at once. In order to use this program, the school must identify a contact person, called a "Program Facilitator". The school would also purchase Volume Vouchers in denominations of $100, $500, $1000, $5000, $10,000.

Want to know more: Check out the program Frequently Asked Questions here.

I already know the question on most minds - Will there be volume discounts for apps?

According to the web site, volume discounts will be decided on by the App developers, not Apple.

What do you think? Would you use this program? Have you used this program? Post a comment and share your experiences.

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