Handing out apps under the table
March 16, 2012 11:03 AM Subscribe
How do Kickstarter iOS projects that offer pre-ordered copies of the app deliver them?
posted by ignignokt to Technology (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
As far as I know, the only way to give out free copies of an app is to use promo codes, and iTunes Connect only gives you 50 per version of the app.
has 891 backers (as of now) that have reserved pre-ordered copies of the app. So, I can't imagine that promo codes would do the job there.
My other guess would be ad hoc distribution, but apps distributed that way are tied to a provisioning profile that will expire at some point. Also, you can only register 100 devices per account.