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Apple to allow developers to issue free promotional copies of software

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:09PM EST

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It looks like someone at Apple finally got the message. Developers can reportedly now offer a free promotional code that allows prospective buyers and/or reviewers to download a full copy of a software title from the App Store. Each software title entering the App Store will get 50 promotional codes that will reset when each subsequent version is released. Codes can also be issued for existing software and the folks over at MacRumors reportedly obtained a code and downloaded a free version of Jam: Vol 1 from Smudge Apps. The new promotional offer is only available in the US and can be used, once you have a code in hand, by clicking on the “Redeem” link in the iTunes store. Though the 50 code limit is a bit low and it is not a software “demo” system in the traditional sense, it is, nonetheless, excellent news for developers and iPod/iPhone owners alike!