iPhone App to issue parking tickets

German software vendor Schelhorn OWiG has created an iPhone application for city clerks to manage parking violations.

Not in the app store yet – and I doubt that it will ever be, it’s hardly a general purpose app.

WHich raises the question: how can VARs sell iPhone apps to customers without going through the app store? What about enterprise applications say, in the financial or military space?

Does Apple offer a way to do that, or will the iPhone be limited to consumer apps?

(Thanks Dirk)