How can you deploy multiple copies of a "for purchase" Android app to android devices that have different google accounts?

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I have a classroom with 30 Lenovo Thinkpad Tablets running Honeycomb. The teacher wants to purchase several copies of a paid app to install on the student tablets. The students all have their own google apps for education accounts. How can this be done without each student entering credit card info and personally making the purchase?

With ipads, I used their volume purchase program and used credits that I emailed to each student. But I have not found anything like this on Google play.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

Dave
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Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.

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Volume purchasing for apps doesn't exist for Android yet.  My suggestion would be to contact the developer directly and see if there is a way to get around having to do it one-by-one.

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xema - Those links all talk about the same user with multiple android devices sharing a single software purchase between them.

Consider a teacher as the person that makes the purchase and she wants to install the program on android devices used by students. The students all have their own Google Apps for Education as the primary email account but I don't want them to have to enter credit card information to purchase apps themselves. So.. in the process described in the links you provided, the teacher would add her google account as a secondary account on the student devices.

I am wondering that if you add the user account of the teacher as a secondary account on another device, will the student see email, docs and resources that belong to the teacher?

Thanks,

Dave

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Are there any mobile management systems that allow you to push out installs to android devices?

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