The new TomTom iPhone apps look very cool. But at up to € 99 for the Western Europe version the price seems kinda steep. Especially if you share a car with your partner and you both need a copy, right?
Well no. All iPhone apps come with a FairPlay license allowing you to install the App (and every song and movie) on up to 5 computers, or iPhones.
So, if you want to have a copy of TomTom for 1/5th of the normal price all you have to do is find 4 trustworthy friends who want to have the same app.
You charge them € 20 (or 25 if you are greedy) and give them a copy. When they install the App you will have to enter your password into iTunes on their computer to authenticate and after that it will work like a charm.
Sharing the Apps is pretty straightforward too. Go to ‘Applications’ view in iTunes (after you bought an app), right-click the App and select the ‘Show in Finder’ option. A window will open in your Finder with the original App file selected. Simply drag that to Mail and send the file to your friend.