∞ Apple launches Business App Store for volume purchases

Apple on Wednesday launched its B2B App Store, allowing businesses to make volume purchases of apps.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]”Whether you’re providing apps to two employees or ten thousand, the Volume Purchase Program makes it simple to find, buy, and distribute the apps your business needs,” reads the Web site. “The Volume Purchase Program also provides a way to purchase custom B2B apps built by third-party developers to meet the unique needs of your business.”

According to Apple, custom B2B apps are built specifically for your business by third-party developers. iOS developers can create B2B apps for customers enrolled in the volume purchase program.

Apple says that any business in the US can participate in the Volume Purchasing Program. To start buying apps in volume for your business, enroll and create a volume purchasing account with Apple.

  • Just disappointed

    I’m getting pretty fed up with Apple product announcements including the phrase, “…in the US”. 

  • Anonymous

    Don’t be so faggy. They have to start somewhere and why do it somewhere else, that their “home” country, which is by the way the largest economy in the world. 

    • “…the largest economy in the world” 

      you gotta be kidding, right?

      • Anonymous

        Ok, name a single country with a GDP bigger that US. You can’t, can you? 

    • Andy

      hahaha… I’d really like to see where you got your numbers about economies 🙂

      Anyway – since Apple happens to get software/hardware distribution managed worldwide at once (and the have offices all over the world), there’s little to no reason, why they shouldn’t be able to manage release of serious business stuff worldwide at once, too…

    • Macharza

      You have to live in the fish tank. US have only under 350 million people. “World largest economy” 🙂

      • Anonymous

        GDP, people, ever heard of it?

      • Dominic Byrnes

        Wow – Macharza, Andy, Alexandre – national economies are not measured by number of people but by GDP. And by that measurement, the US is by far the largest economy. Is that like, not a well-known concept or something?

        • Guest

          Just a little detail on the GDP (still offtopic, sorry): “The largest GDP” depends on how it is calculated. For example GDP per capita drops the US to somewhere around tenth in the list. It is also interesting how sometimes the whole EU is wrapped together and sometimes not, depending on the message the statistics wants to send.

          About Apple Biz store: Kind of interesting concept. It’s odd though that there is a need to serve businesses differently than, you know, people. Didn’t corporations just get some rights that are usually meant for human beings (something about giving money to politics or sumthin’…)

          • Me

            The EU is not a country. And GDP per capita is not GDP.

            Until the New World Order arrives, the legal differences across the globe mean that programs like this are always going to have a staggered roll out. Unless you make everyone wait until every little backwater detail has been worked out. And that would make no business sense at all.

          • Dominic Byrnes

            Nobody here said – largest economy in the world “per capita” – so no, not sure that’s relevant. Just “…largest economy…” On that note, it’s the US by far. As the original poster who mentioned it noted – it’s the largest economy and their home country – why wouldn’t they test it there first?

  • Jack

    way to drift away from the topic, guys. Who cares about your silly little argument?

  • Anonymous

      Apple’s interest in business apps for businesses (as opposed to consumers) is excellent news as it focuses companies attention on developing apps that deliver business benefit as opposed to wasting money on all those pointless B2C apps that have been in vogue of late. Whether businesses will use Apple’s B2B app store is a different matter. Surely, most businesses will establish a private app store for their employees, partners and business customers where they control the shots? Surely they will source the apps for their app store directly from developers, without needing to pay Apple’s percentage? The benefits of the private or enterprise app store are examined here: http://mobithinking.com/apples-business-app-store

  • custom B2B apps built specifically for your business sounds exciting for sure…at the very least..