What is an iPad App Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and Do I Need One?
A non-disclosure agreement (or NDA) is a document that protects your idea or your “intellectual property.” Most NDA’s pretty much say the same thing. One thing you want to pay attention to is the “term” of the agreement. For example, one agreement might state that the iPad developer cannot disclose the details of your project for one year, while another NDA may state five years.
Professional iPad developers are accustomed to being asked to sign NDAs and most should not have a problem signing one before taking on your project. Knowing about an NDA sends a signal to the iPad developer that you are serious about moving forward with your project and that you have genuine concerns about your idea being stolen.
We have several articles about non-disclosure agreements on our AppMusing blog where you can get much more information on this topic. Here are some links.
- How can I keep someone from stealing my great app idea?
- What is a non-disclosure agreement?
- Does a non-disclosure agreement need to be in writing?
- NDA carve-outs – what’s not covered?