Apple Letting Devs Invite Beta Testers Using New TestFlight Public Links

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 through TestFlight.
Now it's even easier to get valuable feedback on your app before releasing it on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Simply enable a public link for your app in App Store Connect that leads to an invitation to test in TestFlight. Share the link to let anyone discover the beta version of your app.
Apple first announced public links as an upcoming feature in June, but the Apple didn't make it available for developers until today.

Developers have the option to create a public link that allows for a limited number of testers. TestFlight supports up to 10,000 testers for each app that's being beta tested.


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

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 apps in line with other iOS apps.

Apple officially increased the App Store cellular over-the-air download limit to 150 MB in September of 2017, but the new increased limit apparently did not apply to beta apps. With the new limit, testers will be able to download TestFlight apps up to 150 MB without needing a WiFi connection.

Today's TestFlight update also introduces support for Smart Invert Colors, an accessibility option, and it includes a revised 3D Touch peek view that offers up "What to Test" information. Apple says the update also includes small bug fixes and UI improvements.

TestFlight can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]


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TestFlight App Updated With Overhauled Interface for iOS 11

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 resemble App Store app pages.


Apple has added a new welcome screen that appears when opening the TestFlight app for the first time after updating, and there's a new 3D Touch option for redeeming a code or updating all TestFlight apps from the Home screen, a handy new addition.

On the iPad, Apple has added support for Split View multitasking when using TestFlight alongside another app. Along with the new app design, there's also a brand new app icon with a simpler design that does away with the box surrounding the TestFlight propeller.

TestFlight can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]


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