What is TestFlight?
With TestFlight, developers simply upload a build, and the testers can install it directly from their device, over the air.
TestFlight is a tool in the Beta Testing / Mobile App Distribution category of a tech stack.
Who uses TestFlight?
461 companies reportedly use TestFlight in their tech stacks, including Spotify, Nubank, and Lyft.
649 developers on StackShare have stated that they use TestFlight.
fastlane, Bitrise, Buildkite, Greenhouse, and Buddybuild are some of the popular tools that integrate with TestFlight. Here's a list of all 12 tools that integrate with TestFlight.
Pros of TestFlight
Must have for ios development
Easy way to push out updates for internal testers
- 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.
- Checkpoints- Place checkpoints throughout your app to see how far testers are getting, confirm which areas are popular and reveal ones that need more testing.
- Remote Logging- TFLogs are attached to your session and crash reports.
- In-App Updates- Prompt testers to install the latest version of your app. This is the easiest way for your testers to take advantage of installing on the fly.
TestFlight Alternatives & Comparisons
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