I work at an elementary school doing tech support, and we have a bunch of Ipads. Well until recently we only had 3 per class room, and 4 classes pr grade pr account, so we had about 12 ipads pr account, and when we bought an app we would put it on all nine. According to what i understand of apple, is that they only intended for no more than 10 devices on one personal account, which is what we use. This doesn't personally bother me much, because I'm not a super stickler to the rules type of person. However now we have a bunch more ipads, and will have a classroom set for both the 4th and 5th grade, which means about 100 ipads pr account, kinda stretching it.
Not only does it mean that we are stretching the license a little far on any apps that we buy, but it also means, it is a pain in the neck to try and set them all up, because after a total of ten ipads are backed up off of the cloud then it gives you a message saying that you have done your maximum number of backups within 90 days. Which means I have to either load each app by hand or off of my computer with the apps already loaded into itunes, which also takes a very long time.
I expressed concern that it wasn't exactly close to legitimate on what we were doing, and the principal (granted that i understand and agree somewhat with what he is saying), complained with how much it would cost to pay for a volume set, even with the %50 discount after 20 purchases, vs just buying one app for the account. (Also note that it is currious that it would even be cheaper than volume if we were to just make a bunch of accounts and put ten ipads on each)
Anyway, we agreed that we would just go with the set up we have right now, and then move over to volume next year, so we can have money to get class sets of ipads for the 4th grade too, but it just feels like it is getting ridiculous to me now.
I think the principal is awesome so i don't want to out him, which means i can't talk to my dad about it because he is in the school district administration. But i also don't want to see our school get into some serious trouble over it, and i also wouldn't mind it if I were able to set up all those ipads legitimately thus making the whole set up process take less time.