Last week Apple updated the developer app sale agreement allowing developers to offer their applications at a 50% discount to educational institutions. This would give schools the ability to load apps on multiple devices for students and faculty. The hope is that developers will take this incentive to sell apps at a discount. The discount will only apply to bulk downloads of 20 or more of the same app purchased at the same time.
Hopefully Apple’s next big announcement will be a suggestion for how to use iTunes to effectively deploy applications to multiple devices (without creating an iTunes account for each device). The bulk download is a good start but it will only an effective solution for those developers who choose to sell their app at a discount to educational institutions.
Have any of you worked out a good solution for deploying applications to multiple devices?