iOS app developers can now invite up to 10,000 people to test apps in beta
The TestFlight app is at the core of the conception of apps on the App Store and gives developers different means to receive feedback on software they made, prior to releasing their works. Apple acquired the company behind TestFlight back in 2014, at a time when the app was intended to serve as a single platform for both iOS and Android app developers. Cupertino then naturally slashed the project’s relationship with Android and turned it into an iOS-dedicated app testing medium.
A post on Apple’s developer pages from this Sunday announced that app coders can now invite up to 10,000 people to test their creations via the TestFlight app, up from the previous limit of only 2,000 testers. The move is intended to offer developers ‘more valuable’ feedback and marks a hundredfold increase from the number of testers supported before Apple’s takeover, which then stood at only 100 users.
TestFlight allows developers to create specific groups of testers and share up to 100 apps at a time. TestFlight supports multiple builds of iOS apps, watchOS apps, tvOS apps and iMessage apps at the same time, and enables users to test on up to 30 devices. All developers need to do is send out emails to those who they’d like to invite to test their beta apps.
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