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I don't know if this is exactly the right place to ask this but it is at least apple relevant.

I'm a freelance web developer and started learning to develop iOS apps some months ago. Now I've got this app for a restaurant. It contains a menu, about us and a contact us view.

Since these are pretty generic elements an restaurant would want to have in their iOS app I figured I could sell this app to more than one restaurant so I could drop the price significantly.

The only thing I would have to do is change the design (the content will be retrieved from a web server so the restaurant owner can edit it by himself).

The only problem here can be Apple's policy. I took a quick peek at their policy about this but didn't really find anything.

I'm worrying about this because I know Apple is doing a very good job at keeping the App Store 'clean'. And I want multiple apps in the app store wich actually only differ from eachother by design (and maybe layout), all under one developer account.

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closed as off topic by Gerry, jmlumpkin, Daniel Oct 12 '12 at 1:28

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Questions about programming, development, and listing your apps on the App Store are off topic for Ask Different. –  Daniel Oct 12 '12 at 1:28

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I ran into this. It's a bit of a bummer. You can tell for certain when you try to create distribution profiles and archive to the AppStore. In short, I had to change my app name, and all that went with that.

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So basically Apple allows to have multiple apps, from a single developer, wich are almost identical in code and layout as long as there is enough difference from the user's point of view? (the developer site is back online btw) –  Boyd Oct 12 '12 at 0:49
oh yes, from a single developer, you can have apps that are quite similar. You only get int trouble (as I did), if you try to create an app with a name that is already in use. –  David DelMonte Oct 12 '12 at 1:10
I was wrong above. sorry.. Go to iTunesConnect.com and try to Add new app. That will inform you if the name is available. You can still get provisioning profiles and set everything up, and then be thwarted when you try to go through ITC. Also, once you grab the name in ITC, you have 4 months before the name is invalidated. –  David DelMonte Oct 12 '12 at 1:21

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