Apple Begins App Store Volume Purchase Program for Education


Apple’s new App Store Volume Purchase Program allows US educational institutions to purchase apps for iPad, iPhone, and iPod in volume and distribute those apps to end users of the institution. The App Store Volume Purchase Program will allow qualified US educational institutions to use purchase orders and other payment options and will recognize the tax status of the purchasing institution and bill accordingly. In addition, app developers can choose to offer education pricing for their applications when education institutions purchase in quantities of 20 or more. See http://volume.itunes.apple.com to search for apps and pricing. A sampling of prices for education volume purchasing indicates a typical discount of 50%, including Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for the iPad.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.