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App Development FAQs

General FAQs

McMaster apps reflect the diversity of work and research occurring across campus. Researchers who are creating a mobile app for any application or purpose and are interested in publishing their ap are encouraged to reach out to MILO for more information. Please contact

At minimum, all apps that are published by McMaster must undergo a security review and privacy assessment. Contact to get started.

The first step to commercializing or licensing any research is to complete a disclosure form. The form you complete will depend on the nature of your project. The intellectual property of most mobile applications can be protected through copyright, though some software will require slightly different considerations. Please contact to discuss the particulars of your project.

There is no dedicated technology support on campus for mobile applications at this time. The Privacy Office (University Secretariat) and UTS Information Security Services can assist with issues related to app security and privacy. Research & High-Performance Computing (RHPCS) may be able to assist with data storage and server support.

Here are the key contacts for additional information and resources:

Like almost all virtual services, use of mobile apps is typically governed by Terms of Use. When users interact with the app, they either tacitly or explicitly agree to those terms. These policies provide legally adequate protection to app users and creators alike.

TestFlight is an online service for over-the-air installation and testing of mobile applications, currently owned by Apple Inc and only offered to developers within the iOS Developer Program. Developers can use TestFlight to upload a beta version of the app and collect user feedback. MILO can facilitate access to TestFlight for developers.