Writing personal software - not for the App Store
Does Apple allow one to develop software for the iPad that is simply for personal use? I do research and currently develop code on a MacBook (running Parallels desktop so I really am using MS Windows on the MacBook). I do that development in BlackBox/Component Pascal and would like to port the compiler to the iPad.
Is that legally allowed?
Thanks for your comments.
IPad software only for your use, not through the app store
There are a couple of options.
You still need to be an Apple developer.
On the apple developer provisioning portal (that can be a whole other exercise, but let's assume you know how to use that), you can register up to 100 devices for your development "testing" machines.
You can then download any app you develop onto any one of those 100 devices. You don't need the apple store to do this.
The second option is through the Apple iOS developer enterprise program. This costs $299 / year as opposed to the $99 / year for the regular development license.
There is a caveat on the Apple web site: "You must be a company or organization with a DUNS number to apply." Not quite sure how this impacts you...
It doesn't say how many machines you can update with the app. Let's assume "a lot". I'm not as familiar with this program, but it is obviously set up for company enterprise apps, so I'm sure it is the "be all and end all" to this need...
I hope this helps!
writing personal software for the ipad
If by doing research, you mean that you are associated with a university, the university developer license is free.
iOS Developer University Program - Apple Developer
Not sure if this helps...