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Alternatives to TestFlight

HockeyApp, TestFairy, Crashlytics, Fabric, and Buddybuild are the most popular alternatives and competitors to TestFlight.
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What is TestFlight and what are its top alternatives?

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.

Top Alternatives to TestFlight

  • HockeyApp
    HockeyApp

    HockeyApp is the best way to collect live crash reports, get feedback from your users, distribute your betas, and analyze your test coverage. ...

  • TestFairy
    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. ...

  • Crashlytics
    Crashlytics

    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

    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. ...

  • Buddybuild
    Buddybuild

    Buddybuild ties together continuous integration, continuous delivery and an iterative feedback solution into a single, seamless platform. ...

  • Firebase
    Firebase

    Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds. ...

  • Fabric by Twitter
    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. ...

  • Beta by Crashlytics
    Beta by Crashlytics

    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. ...

TestFlight alternatives & related posts

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HockeyApp

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Manage your betas and collect live crash reports for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and OS X apps.
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PROS OF HOCKEYAPP
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    Crash analytics
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    Cross-platform
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    Mobile application distribution
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    JIRA Integration
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    Open source
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    GitHub Integration
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    TestFairy

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    Painless Beta Testing
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    PROS OF TESTFAIRY
    • 8
      Get video rec of the user on your app
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      Landing Page
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      Better design
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      JIRA Integration
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      Cross-platform
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      Supports Enterprise IPA's (TestFlight doesn't/didn't)
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      GitHub Integration
    • 1
      Application full Log information
    • 1
      In-App Feedback
    • 1
      Single Sign-On
    • 1
      App Distribution
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      Crashlytics

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      The world's most powerful, yet lightest weight crash reporting solution. Free for everybody.
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      PROS OF CRASHLYTICS
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        Crash tracking
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        Mobile exception tracking
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        Free
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        Easy deployment
      • 25
        Ios
      • 15
        Great ui
      • 11
        Great reports
      • 10
        Android
      • 8
        Advanced Logging
      • 7
        Monitor Tester Lifecycle
      • 3
        Mac APP and IDE Plugins
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        Great User Experience
      • 3
        In Real-Time
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        iOS SDK
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        Security
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        Android SDK
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        The UI is simple and it just works
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        Best UI
      • 2
        Light
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        Real-time
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        Seamless
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        Painless App Distribution
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        Crash Reporting
      • 2
        Beta distribution
      • 2
        Mobile Analytics
      • 2
        Deep Workflow Integration
      • 1
        IOS QA Deploy and tracking
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        Easy iOS Integration
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        Fabric

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        Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment
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        PROS OF FABRIC
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          Python
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          Simple
        • 5
          Low learning curve, from bash script to Python power
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          Installation feedback for Twitter App Cards
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          Easy on maintainance
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          Single config file
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          Installation? pip install fabric... Boom
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          Easy to add any type of job
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          Agentless
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          Easily automate any set system automation
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          Flexible
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          Crash Analytics
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          Backward compatibility
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          Remote sudo execution
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          Buddybuild

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          A continuous integration, continuous deployment and user feedback platform for iOS and Android development teams
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          PROS OF BUDDYBUILD
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            Easy setup
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            Beta testing
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            Crazy easy
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            GitHub Integration
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            Crash reporting
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            Cause it's just great
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            Good support team
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            Firebase

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              Realtime backend made easy
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              Fast and responsive
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              Easy setup
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              Real-time
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              JSON
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              Free
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              Backed by google
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              Angular adaptor
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              Reliable
            • 35
              Great customer support
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              Great documentation
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              Real-time synchronization
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              Mobile friendly
            • 18
              Rapid prototyping
            • 14
              Great security
            • 12
              Automatic scaling
            • 11
              Freakingly awesome
            • 8
              Angularfire is an amazing addition!
            • 8
              Super fast development
            • 8
              Chat
            • 6
              Firebase hosting
            • 6
              Built in user auth/oauth
            • 6
              Awesome next-gen backend
            • 6
              Ios adaptor
            • 4
              Very easy to use
            • 4
              Speed of light
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              Great
            • 3
              It's made development super fast
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              Brilliant for startups
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              .net
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              JS Offline and Sync suport
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              Low battery consumption
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              Push notification
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              Free hosting
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              Cloud functions
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              The concurrent updates create a great experience
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              I can quickly create static web apps with no backend
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              Great all-round functionality
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              Free authentication solution
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              CDN & cache out of the box
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              Google's support
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              Simple and easy
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              Faster workflow
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              Free SSL
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              Easy Reactjs integration
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              Easy to use
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              Large
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              Serverless
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              Good Free Limits
            CONS OF FIREBASE
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              Can become expensive
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              No open source, you depend on external company
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              Scalability is not infinite
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              Not Flexible Enough
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              Cant filter queries
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              Very unstable server
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              No Relational Data
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              Too many errors
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              No offline sync

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            Hi Otensia! I'd definitely recommend using the skills you've already got and building with JavaScript is a smart way to go these days. Most platform services have JavaScript/Node SDKs or NPM packages, many serverless platforms support Node in case you need to write any backend logic, and JavaScript is incredibly popular - meaning it will be easy to hire for, should you ever need to.

            My advice would be "don't reinvent the wheel". If you already have a skill set that will work well to solve the problem at hand, and you don't need it for any other projects, don't spend the time jumping into a new language. If you're looking for an excuse to learn something new, it would be better to invest that time in learning a new platform/tool that compliments your knowledge of JavaScript. For this project, I might recommend using Netlify, Vercel, or Google Firebase to quickly and easily deploy your web app. If you need to add user authentication, there are great examples out there for Firebase Authentication, Auth0, or even Magic (a newcomer on the Auth scene, but very user friendly). All of these services work very well with a JavaScript-based application.

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            Fabric by Twitter

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            PROS OF FABRIC BY TWITTER
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              Real-time analytics
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              Easy BETA distribution + monitoring
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              Beta by Crashlytics

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              Free, streamlined beta distribution for iOS/Android
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              PROS OF BETA BY CRASHLYTICS
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                Dirt-simple integration
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                Free
              • 4
                Easy to distribute
              • 3
                Easy setup, Service Hooks
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                Easy setup, multi-platform
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                Cross-platform
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                Crash analytics
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