TestFlight for Mac Officially Launches

Apple today informed developers that they can invite people to try out early versions of Mac apps prior to release using the TestFlight platform, marking the end of a beta test that's been ongoing since August.

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Mac app developers can invite up to 10,000 external testers through email or a public link, plus there are tools for creating multiple groups of internal testers and configuring build access for each one.

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TestFlight has been available in a beta capacity for several months now, with developers able to use the app to test their own apps and apps from other developers. With the official launch of the feature, developers can also send the TestFlight betas to members of the general public. To test apps, testers will need to download the TestFlight app from the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]

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Top Rated Comments

LawJolla Avatar
33 months ago
Testflight for Testflight... that's so meta
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsplusmacs Avatar
33 months ago

Testflight for Testflight... that's so meta
hello. I am a lawyer with Former Facebook and Now Meta. Corp.

You do NOT have permission to use that word here.

Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsplusmacs Avatar
33 months ago

What's the point of this on MacOS? I can understand that you need it to run betas on iOS.
Easier to update.
Easier to send out.
Easier to expire betas.

Overall. Just plain easier.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
33 months ago
Hope it gets utilized a lot by developers.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
johnalan Avatar
33 months ago
Nice! Love TF
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ksec Avatar
33 months ago
You know, MR could have provided some context.

Apple Mac App Store launched in 2011.

Apple acquired TestFlight in 2014.

Finally available on the Mac late 2021.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)