Apple says developers can now offer custom apps to schools via Apple School Manager
In a new post on its developer website today, Apple has announced that developers can now offer customized applications to education institutions through Apple School Manager.
According to Apple, developers can identify organizations via App Store Connect, and give those organizations the ability to purchase the customized app via Apple School Manager in volume. Apple also notes that educational institutions can tap into this feature for distributing proprietary apps used internally.
Here’s how Apple explains this feature:
You can now meet the unique needs of educational institutions by privately offering apps you’ve customized just for them. Organizations that you identify in App Store Connect will see the app and be able to purchase it in volume on Apple School Manager, a service that lets educational institutions buy content, configure automatic device enrollment, and create accounts for students and staff. Educational institutions can also use this feature to distribute proprietary apps for internal use.
You can learn more about distributing custom applications on Apple’s developer website.
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