Developing apps

We encourage our community to develop apps linked to the College’s work and mission and have set up the following accounts to publish free apps under Imperial’s name:

Google store

  • Imperial College London account
  • Imperial Community account

Apple store

  • Developer University programme: this licence allows students to develop, test and run apps, as part of their College studies, but these apps are not published.  The Developer University programme is only available in some departments. Please check with your department administrator.
  • Developer Program licence: this licence allows apps to be developed and submitted to Apple for their approval and certification prior to being uploaded/published on the Apple app store.

If you are planning to develop an app for cost, please contact Imperial Innovations.

Please note, self-published apps should not use Imperial’s logo and graphic identity unless prior permission has been granted.

How to publish free apps under Imperial’s name

If you are developing an app, please check the following licence agreements:

You will need to download and complete the App Declaration Form (Word) and provide any accompanying details. The form covers issues that you should be familiar with when devising your app (e.g. trademark use, IP, medical device regulation).

The completed documentation should be submitted to the Digital Team, where it will be assessed by Communications and Public Affairs in partnership with the Research Office, Legal Services and ICT.  To ensure delays are kept to minimum please only submit the form once all areas are answered and accompanying documents ready.

Once approval is given you will be advised about next steps to publication.