Users who focus on selling apps to a particular organization, e.g., churches, schools, hospitals would like to know if an app can be processed for multiple institutions using one developer account.
Apple has updated its 4.2.6 and 5.2.1 App Store Review Guidelines requiring all app submissions to be submitted under their own Apple Developer Program account. Without publishing under its own developer account, the app submission will result in a rejection from Apple.
Apple Store Review Guidelines
|4.2.6 Apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service will be rejected unless they are submitted directly by the provider of the app’s content. These services should not submit apps on behalf of their clients and should offer tools that let their clients create customized, innovative apps that provide unique customer experiences. Another acceptable option for template providers is to create a single binary to host all client content in an aggregated or “picker” model, for example as a restaurant finder app with separate customized entries or pages for each client restaurant, or as an event app with separate entries for each client event.|
|5.2.1 Generally: Don’t use protected third-party material such as trademarks, copyrighted works, or patented ideas in your app without permission, and don’t include misleading, false, or copycat representations, names, or metadata in your app bundle or developer name. Apps should be submitted by the person or legal entity that owns or has licensed the intellectual property and other relevant rights and is responsible for offering any services provided by the app.|
In addition, the app must be published under a seller name and company name that reflects the institution’s name.
On the other hand, Google allows users to publish multiple apps under one developer account at this time.