TestFlight has been available on iOS for years, but now it’s available for macs. It isn’t necessarily a game changer.
For developers of iPhone and iPad software, Apple offers a service called TestFlight to help with user testing of apps in development. It allows for easier distribution of iOS software to a pool of testers, requiring only an email address and for the tester to install the free TestFlight app from the App Store.
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This week, Apple launched TestFlight in beta for macOS developers, allowing for the same easy distribution of test versions of software on the Mac as it offers on iOS.
“It’s good to see Apple finally bringing more parity of developer tools to the Mac,” said a longtime iOS and Mac developer I spoke to.