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Apple Releases New Versions of TestFlight and Xcode With Vision Pro Support, Starts Accepting visionOS Apps

Monday January 8, 2024 11:37 am PST by
Apple today released Xcode 15.2 and TestFlight version 3.5, both of which have been updated with support for the Vision Pro headset that is set to come out in early February. Xcode 15.2 is equipped with the visionOS SDK, and the release notes suggest that Apple has implemented several fixes for ‌visionOS‌ into the software. Xcode 15.2 can be used by developers to create ‌visionOS‌ apps for...
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TestFlight Now Supports visionOS Apps

Thursday July 6, 2023 11:38 am PDT by
Apple today updated the TestFlight app to support apps designed for the first visionOS beta, which means that developers may soon be able to use TestFlight for testing apps designed for the Apple Vision Pro headset. "TestFlight now supports visionOS apps for internal and external testing, as well as testing iOS and iPadOS apps on ‌visionOS‌," reads Apple's developer update on the...
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TestFlight Finally Coming to the Mac

Monday June 7, 2021 11:49 am PDT by
Apple today announced that TestFlight, which allows developers to public test their apps before launch, will be coming to the Mac as part of wider tools meant to improve app development. TestFlight for the Mac is part of a wider set of tools for developers, including Xcode Cloud, which offers "continuous integration and delivery cloud service designed specifically for Apple developers." With ...
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TestFlight App Gains Automatic Update Support

Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:18 am PST by
Apple today updated the TestFlight app for iOS devices to version 3.0.0, introducing a new automatic update feature that's designed to update apps that are being tested through the app automatically when a developer pushes a new release. Prior to the update, or with the feature disabled, TestFlight software had to be installed manually with each new release, so for those who test quite a few ...

TestFlight App for iOS Gets New Icon

Monday August 17, 2020 11:04 am PDT by
Apple today updated its TestFlight app for iOS to version 2.7.0, and according to the release notes, the update adds stability improvements and bug fixes. There's one other hidden addition that went unmentioned -- a new icon. Old icon on left, new icon on right Apple has once again refined the TestFlight app icon to introduce a new design. The icon continues to feature a propeller, but the...

Microsoft's xCloud Unavailable on iOS at Launch, Future Uncertain

Wednesday August 5, 2020 7:27 am PDT by
Microsoft's upcoming "Project xCloud" game streaming service is set to launch on September 15th, exclusively on Android devices. Despite extensive testing via TestFlight on iOS, xCloud's launch on iOS seems to have been postponed indefinitely. Project xCloud is Microsoft's "vision for game-streaming technology that will complement our console hardware and give gamers more choices in how...

Developers Now Able to Submit TestFlight Apps using iOS 14 SDK, Up to 100 Internal Testers Supported

Tuesday June 23, 2020 1:48 pm PDT by
Apple today informed developers that they can submit TestFlight beta builds built with Xcode 12 using the SDKs for iOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7. Apple released the Xcode 12 beta yesterday alongside betas of iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, macOS Big Sur, and watchOS 7. Developers are able to create apps to test all of the new software features ahead of when the new updates come out this fall, and ...

Apple Updates TestFlight Beta Testing App With Dark Mode Support

Monday September 23, 2019 2:10 pm PDT by
Apple today updated its TestFlight app to version 2.5.0, adding support for new iOS 13 features. TestFlight is an app that developers use to allow people to beta test their apps ahead of release. The updated version of TestFlight features support for Dark Mode for the first time, allowing users who have ‌Dark Mode‌ enabled in iOS 13 to see a dark view of TestFlight rather than the standard...

Apple Letting Devs Invite Beta Testers Using New TestFlight Public Links

Wednesday September 26, 2018 5:58 pm PDT by
Apple is introducing a new TestFlight feature that is designed to allow developers to create public links to invite new beta testers to try out their apps. According to Apple, developers can enable a public a public link that can be shared with multiple users at one time, alleviating the need to send out individual invites. Potential beta testers can click the public link to install the app...

Apple's TestFlight App Updated With Expanded 150 MB Cellular Data Download Limit

Monday January 22, 2018 1:17 pm PST by
TestFlight, which is designed to allow developers to provide testers with beta versions of apps ahead of their release, was today updated to version 2.0.1, introducing a handful of new features. The update brings support for downloading apps that are up to 150 MB in size over a cellular data connection. The previous TestFlight beta app limit was 100 MB, with this updated limit bringing...

TestFlight App Updated With Overhauled Interface for iOS 11

Tuesday September 19, 2017 10:50 am PDT by
Apple's TestFlight app designed to allow testers to install and beta test apps ahead of their release was today updated to version 2.0.0, introducing an overhauled user interface that's been updated for iOS 11. TestFlight now features an iOS 11-style design with bold headlines, more white space, clear sections for apps in testing and apps previously tested, and app pages that more closely...

Apple Now Allows Developers to Test Apps With Up To 10,000 Users

Monday July 31, 2017 3:37 pm PDT by
Apple today updated its developer news site to let developers know that TestFlight tester limits have been expanded. Starting today, developers can invite up to 10,000 users to beta test their iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and iMessage apps before the apps are released on the App Store. Developers often use TestFlight to send out pre-release copies of apps to testers and members of the media to suss out ...

TestFlight Gains Support for Multiple Builds, Better Group Management and More

Tuesday April 11, 2017 3:58 pm PDT by
Apple's TestFlight platform, used by developers for beta testing iOS apps, was today updated to add several important new features including multiple builds, groups, and tester management. With support for multiple builds, developers are now able to distribute and test more than one build of an app at a time, allowing beta testers to choose from several app builds to test. TestFlight groups ...

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

Thursday February 11, 2016 1:54 pm PST by
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...
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TestFlight Experiencing Extended Downtime for Many Developers

Thursday May 7, 2015 6:29 am PDT by
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 ...

TestFlight Updated to Support WatchKit Apps for Apple Watch

Thursday April 23, 2015 10:50 am PDT by
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...

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

Wednesday March 11, 2015 4:50 am PDT by
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 ...

Apple Introduces TestFlight Groups for Organizing Beta Testers

Thursday February 12, 2015 11:00 am PST by
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....
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Apple to Shut Down Old TestFlight Beta Testing Website in February

Monday January 26, 2015 8:35 am PST by
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....