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TestFairy vs TestFlight: What are the differences?

TestFairy: Painless Beta Testing. When testing apps in the crowd, you never know what exactly was done, and what went wrong on the client side. TestFairy shows you a video of the exact test that was done, including CPU, memory, GPS, network and a lot more; TestFlight: 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.

TestFairy and TestFlight can be primarily classified as "Beta Testing / Mobile App Distribution" tools.

Some of the features offered by TestFairy are:

  • App distribution
  • Video recording
  • Crash handler

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.

"Get video rec of the user on your app" is the top reason why over 7 developers like TestFairy, while over 61 developers mention "Must have for ios development" as the leading cause for choosing TestFlight.

According to the StackShare community, TestFlight has a broader approval, being mentioned in 313 company stacks & 65 developers stacks; compared to TestFairy, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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What is TestFairy?

When testing apps in the crowd, you never know what exactly was done, and what went wrong on the client side. TestFairy shows you a video of the exact test that was done, including CPU, memory, GPS, network and a lot more.

What is TestFlight?

With TestFlight, developers simply upload a build, and the testers can install it directly from their device, over the air.
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      What are some alternatives to TestFairy and TestFlight?
      HockeyApp
      HockeyApp is the best way to collect live crash reports, get feedback from your users, distribute your betas, and analyze your test coverage.
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      Instead of just showing you the stack trace, Crashlytics performs deep analysis of each and every thread. We de-prioritize lines that don't matter while highlighting the interesting ones. This makes reading stack traces easier, faster, and far more useful! Crashlytics' intelligent grouping can take 50,000 crashes, distill them down to 20 unique issues, and then tell you which 3 are the most important to fix.
      Fabric
      Fabric is a Python (2.5-2.7) library and command-line tool for streamlining the use of SSH for application deployment or systems administration tasks. It provides a basic suite of operations for executing local or remote shell commands (normally or via sudo) and uploading/downloading files, as well as auxiliary functionality such as prompting the running user for input, or aborting execution.
      Fabric by Twitter
      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.
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      A streamlined solution for distributing apps that gives you a single, cross-platform toolset for iOS and Android, and a delightful, effortless onboarding for your testers.
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      Avatar of chris-hatton
      Senior iOS Developer (Contract)
      Review ofTestFlightTestFlight

      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.

      How developers use TestFairy and TestFlight
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      papaver uses TestFlightTestFlight

      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.

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      Refractal uses TestFlightTestFlight

      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).

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      AmericanBibleSociety uses TestFlightTestFlight

      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.

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      ilionx uses TestFlightTestFlight

      We use Testflight for Alha & Beta testing of mostly corporate apps we create for our customers

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      Tiago Ferreira uses TestFlightTestFlight

      Beta distribution of my iOS apps.

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