Apple's TestFlight software is now available on macOS, allowing developers to test-drive beta versions of their Mac apps before they are released publicly.
No, it's not just you! TestFlight is currently down for some users, including yours truly. While Apple took a bit of time to acknowledge the issue, the System Status page has now been updated to reflect the issue.
Update: the issue has now been resolved!
According to Apple, the issue started at 8.35 AM Pacific Time and is currently ongoing. The company notes that "Users are experiencing a problem with this service. We are investigating and will update the status as more information becomes available."
Apple has issued a relatively minor update to its TestFlight app, but has added a new feature to the mix anyway.
Apple's TestFlight software may soon support third-party beta-testing of macOS apps, The Verifier blog has it. Acquired by Apple back in 2014, TestFlight is an iOS testing platform for over-the-air installation and beta testing of mobile apps for the iPhone and iPad.
Apple's introducing a new TestFlight feature that will make it easier for developers to reach out to the public to test unreleased beta apps. The ability to post public URLs for testing purposes is now rolling out to developers, according to 9to5Mac.
It wasn't that long ago when testing new iOS apps was reserved for developers and those in the tech media. That began to change last year when Apple increased the number of people who could test beta software. App testing should further expand thanks to a new tool recently unveiled called TestFlight Public Link.
This post will have limited appeal to the vast majority of iDB readers because it addresses a very specific issue, but I figured I had to put it out there to help those who encounter it.
Thanks to a new update to TestFlight, beta testers are now able to download pre-release apps up to 150MB without relying on a Wi-Fi connection.
Apple today announced on its portal for developers that it is doubling the previous limitation of up to 1,000 beta users in TestFlight to 2,000 external testers who can beta test an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Apple TV app.
In addition, the company is extending beta periods on a per-app basis to sixty days, a twofold increase over the previous beta expiration limit of 30 days.
TestFlight, an online service for over-the-air installation and testing of mobile applications that was purchased by Apple last year, in its most recent version 1.2 update has introduced support for testing upcoming iOS 9 features, including native Apple Watch applications with watchOS 2.
In addition, the application has been optimized with support for App Thinning, a set of Apple-provided optimization technologies designed to reduce download sizes of iOS 9 and Apple Watch apps by tailoring app delivery to the capabilities of the user’s particular device.
As part of a flurry of updates related to Apple Watch ahead of tomorrow's first batch of shipments, Apple on Thursday updated its TestFlight application with ability to install and beta test apps on your Apple Watch.
With today's update, iOS developers no longer must exclude the WatchKit binaries when uploading iPhone and iPad apps with WatchKit functionality to iTunes.
Apple has begun sending emails to inform legacy TestFlight users that the service will be closing down on February 26, 2015, following Apple's purchase of TestFlight's parent company close to a year ago.
Apple is moving TestFlightApp.com users to its all-new TestFlight Beta Testing found in iTunes Connect. Apps won't be instantly transferred to the new service, app developers will need to set up their apps for the new TestFlight Beta Testing in iTunes Connect.