Fabric by Twitter vs TestFlight: What are the differences?
Developers describe Fabric by Twitter as "Mobile developer platform". Installing and managing a wide range of SDKs can be cumbersome and complex. Fabric solves this problem by combining all seven of our SDKs under one roof and organizing them into three Kits: the Crashlytics Kit, the Twitter Kit, and the MoPub Kit. On the other hand, TestFlight is detailed as "iOS beta testing on the fly". With TestFlight, developers simply upload a build, and the testers can install it directly from their device, over the air.
Fabric by Twitter and TestFlight belong to "Beta Testing / Mobile App Distribution" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Fabric by Twitter are:
- Crashlytics Kit - The Crashlytics Kit gives you a best-in-class toolset to build robust apps: crash reporting, beta distribution, and mobile app analytics that are so easy to understand, we called them Answers.
- Twitter Kit - Bring the conversation happening around the world into your app. From Login, to sharing, to displaying Tweets natively in your app, the Twitter Kit makes social integration simple.
- MoPub Kit - The MoPub kit helps you turn your app into a business. Monetize your app with just a few lines of code, and optimize your advertising across multiple ad networks.
On the other hand, TestFlight provides the following key features:
- Sessions- Discover how testers are using your application. Watch as they progress and take unexpected turns.
- Crash Reports- Reported in realtime, with environment snapshots and full session activity.
- In-App Questions- The most effective way to get tester feedback. Get the answers you need by asking questions the moment a checkpoint is passed.
According to the StackShare community, TestFlight has a broader approval, being mentioned in 313 company stacks & 65 developers stacks; compared to Fabric by Twitter, which is listed in 66 company stacks and 18 developer stacks.
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Used to be our go-to deployment platform but immediately after Apple bought and integrated it they dropped a handful of features, including the ability to deploy Enterprise IPA's. Not sure what the situation is now, but we since migrated to TestFairy and have had no problems.
been a few years since i've used test flight. we used it at my startup over 5 years ago when they were first starting out. help alleviate many of the issues related with app distribution back then.
When it comes to beta testing on iOS, there's really no other solid option. TestFlight is reliable, easy to use and has a set of great API's (albeit somewhat hidden).
We previously used TestFlight to deploy test apps, but since Apple purchased them we've been using HockeyApp so that we can test both iOS as well as Android.
We use Testflight for Alha & Beta testing of mostly corporate apps we create for our customers