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Test flight

Test flight is an online service for over-the-air installation and testing of mobile applications currently owned by Apple Inc and offered only to developers within the iOS Developer Program. [2] [3] [4] Developers sign up to the service to distribute applications to internal or external beta testers who can then send feedback on the application to developers. [5] [6] [7] The TestFlight SDK can also be used to provide developers with remote logs, crash reports, and tester feedback. [8]

TestFlight initially supported the testing of Android and iOS applications. Since March 2014, Apple has withdrawn support for Android. [9] [10] From 2015, applications for TestFlight must be published with Xcode and testers invited with iTunes Connect. [5] After the invitation, up to 25 internal testers (each with up to 10 devices) and 10,000 [11] external beta testers download and test the application structure. Up to 100 apps can be tested internally or externally at the same time. [5] Testers can be grouped for each group and separate builds can be made. [5]The TestFlight application for iOS notifies testers when new builds are available, features to focus on, and allows feedback to be sent. [5]

History [edit]

TestFlight was founded on December 23, 2010 by Benjamin Satterfield and Trystan Kosmynka and designed as the only platform for testing mobile applications on Android and iOS devices. [12] [13] It will be acquired by leaps and bounds in March 2012, and thereby gained the resources necessary to start Test flight live - . [12] [13] With TestFlight Live developers could install rates, Purchase rates and receive other monetization data from final builds of the application even after the beta test is complete. [12]

In 2011, Burstly raised $ 7.3 million from Upfront Ventures, Rincon Venture Partners, Softbank Capital, and others. [10] Apple Inc. acquired Burstly in February 2014 and ended support for Android in March 2014. [9] [10] Apple also has FlightPath (a mobile Analysis solution and a replacement for TestFlight Live ) and SkyRocket (a mobile phone ) shut down Application monetization platform) in the same month. [10] [14]

References [edit]

  1. ^ "TestFlight". App Store . Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  2. ^ Enterprise iOS Application Development: iPhone and iPad Apps for Business, O'Reilly Media, Inc., December 12, 2011
  3. ^ Yeung, Ken (February 21, 2014). "Apple confirms that it has acquired TestFlight developer Burstly" . The next web .
  4. ^ TestFlight has moved to Apple Computer
  5. ^ a b c d e TestFlight beta test, Apple Computer
  6. ^ Business Mobile Solutions Development, O'Reilly Media, Inc., May 14, 2012
  7. ^ Developing Fast with Cocoa: Developing for Mac and iOS App Stores, O'Reilly Media, Inc., December 10, 2014
  8. ^ Game development for iOS with Unity3D, CRC Press, July 26, 2012
  9. ^ a b Garun, Natt (January 26, 2015). "Apple Will Shut Down Old TestFlight Standalone Beta Testing Service Next Month" . The next web .
  10. ^ a b c d Perez, Sarah; Lawler, Ryan; Etherington, Darrell (February 21, 2014). "TestFlight owner taken over by Apple" . TechCrunch . AOL .
  11. ^ Miller, Chance (July 31, 2017). "Apple extends TestFlight tester limit to 10,000 users" . 9to5Mac . Retrieved on September 15th 2017 .
  12. ^ a b c TestFlight, CrunchBase
  13. ^ a b Constine, Josh (March 5, 2012). "Why did TestFlight burst?" "We couldn't change the app ecosystem on our own " " . TechCrunch . AOL .
  14. ^ Lunden, Ingrid (March 13, 2014). "After the acquisition of Apple, Burstly SkyRocket users will receive a 90-day notice . " TechCrunch . AOL .

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