TestFlight


'TestFlight' Articles

Apple's TestFlight App Gains Support for iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.2

Apple today updated its TestFlight iOS app to include support for watchOS 2.2 and iOS 9.3, two upcoming software updates that are currently being beta tested by developers and public beta testers. Today's update also includes stability and performance improvements for the TestFlight app.What's New Includes support for watchOS 2.2 and iOS 9.3, as well as minor stability and performance improvements.Both iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.2 are expected to see a public release in the spring, perhaps at a rumored March 15 event that Apple is said to be planning. For those unfamiliar with TestFlight, it's Apple's iOS beta testing platform, designed to let developers recruit beta testers for their apps to work out bugs ahead of releasing apps to the public. Apple acquired TestFlight from Burstly in February of 2014 and relaunched the service alongside iOS 8 as an iOS-integrated testing platform. TestFlight can be downloaded for free from the App Store. [Direct Link]

TestFlight Experiencing Extended Downtime for Many Developers

It has not been a good week for Apple's developer services. Less than a day after iTunes Connect experienced a lengthy outage that lasted several hours, TestFlight is now unavailable for many developers. The beta testing service for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch apps has been returning a "currently unavailable" message since as early as Wednesday afternoon around 6:00 PM Pacific. Because hardly a day can go by without #itunesconnect or #testflight screwing up. pic.twitter.com/682GTFEm5g— dhcmrlchtdj (@dhcmrlchtdj) May 7, 2015 Apple has yet to update its system status page for developers to reflect the outage, although the company has historically been rather delayed at doing so. The outage has been confirmed to be affecting developers in the United States, Canada and Europe, and likely elsewhere, preventing developers from seeding pre-release versions of their apps for testing for the

TestFlight Updated to Support WatchKit Apps for Apple Watch

Apple today updated TestFlight with support for WatchKit apps on Apple Watch and minor stability and performance improvements. Starting today, developers will no longer have to exclude their WatchKit extensions for Apple Watch when seeding a beta iOS app to testers through TestFlight. TestFlight is a beta testing service that enables developers to seed pre-release versions of their apps to select individuals for testing. The expanded support for WatchKit is a timely update, arriving just moments after the official App Store for Apple Watch apps went live. iTunes Connect may still not accept apps with WatchKit extensions for some until the changes roll out to all

App Store and iTunes Among Apple Services Experiencing Downtime [Fixed]

A number of Apple services are experiencing an extended period of downtime, including the App Store and iTunes Connect. The iOS and Mac App Stores are displaying various error messages to users about being unable to connect or certain items being unavailable, as spotted by The Next Web, and iTunes Connect and TestFlight are also down for developers. The outage is affecting a significant number of users in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, India and many other countries worldwide. The downtime appears to have been ongoing for several hours this morning, although Apple has yet to update its System Status page to reflect the downtime for the iOS App Store, Mac App Store, iTunes Connect, TestFlight or any other affected Apple services. @AppStore is the store down atm keep getting this message. Tried restarting already. pic.twitter.com/dM9qgQtgU0— Calumk (@Calumk4) March 11, 2015 Update 6:55 AM PT: Apple has updated its System Status page after the fact to reflect the downtime. Apple lists that iCloud sign in and mail was down for all users between roughly 2:00 AM to 5:45 AM Pacific Time, although it is clear that other services were affected as well. While the App Store and iTunes have returned online in some regions, a number of Apple services still appear to be experiencing intermittent downtime in several countries. Update 7:05 AM PT: Apple has updated its System Status page again to reflect the widespread iTunes Store outage ongoing since 2 AM Pacific Time. Update 10:34 AM PT: In a statement given to CNBC, an Apple spokesperson said the

Apple Introduces TestFlight Groups for Organizing Beta Testers

Apple on Thursday announced TestFlight Groups, a new feature that gives developers more control over organizing external beta testers into groups. TestFlight Groups enables developers to distribute specific builds of pre-release apps, deliver separate instructions for focus areas and apply an action to multiple testers at onceNow it’s easier than ever to manage external testers in TestFlight. Organize your testers into groups to quickly send specific builds, provide separate instructions on where to focus, and apply an action to several testers at once in TestFlight.TestFlight is a beta testing service provided through iTunes Connect, allowing for registered developers to iron out any significant bugs or issues in their apps before making them available on the App Store. Following the integration of TestFlight into iTunes Connect last September, Apple recently confirmed that it will be shutting down the standalone TestFlight website on February

Apple to Shut Down Old TestFlight Beta Testing Website in February

Apple today began notifying developers about the upcoming closure of the old TestFlight beta testing service accessible through TestFlightApp.com, reports The Next Web. The impending February 26 shutdown of the standalone website arrives nearly one year after Apple's acquisition of TestFlight through its purchase of Burstly and subsequent integration of the service into iTunes Connect. TestFlight on iTunes Connect and the legacy website were operated as independent services over the past year, enabling developers to test significant changes to their apps. Apple now encourages TestFlightApp users to export current testers so that they can be imported to the iTunes Connect version, and has posted a help document to help developers transition between the services. The new version of TestFlight is available for iOS 8 and later.