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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Apple today began notifying developers about the upcoming closure of the old TestFlight beta testing service accessible through, reports The Next Web. The impending February 26 shutdown of the standalone website arrives nearly one year after Apple's acquisition of TestFlight through its purchase of Burstly and subsequent integration of the service into iTunes Connect.

TestFlight on iTunes Connect and the legacy website were operated as independent services over the past year, enabling developers to test significant changes to their apps. Apple now encourages TestFlightApp users to export current testers so that they can be imported to the iTunes Connect version, and has posted a help document to help developers transition between the services. The new version of TestFlight is available for iOS 8 and later.

Article Link: Apple to Shut Down Old TestFlight Beta Testing Website in February

Jessica Lares

macrumors G3
Oct 31, 2009
Near Dallas, Texas, USA
As the beta tester, I would like there to be a way to opt-out of betas that don't relate to the one I originally signed up for. There have been too many times where I've beta tested an app, and then later on the developer gives me a whole new thing to look at. I don't mind testing a version 2, 3, or 4 of something, but I don't like when developers to pretty much "spam" me with their other products with this service.

I would have liked if e-mails were sent to us about this too because of that. They could show us who we've signed up with, and give us the option to cancel.


macrumors 6502
Apr 15, 2005
Shame feature parity isn't there yet. I hope they add crash reporting soon as they said they would.


macrumors 6502a
Aug 30, 2006
We used to use TestFlight until Apple bought it and removed Android support, thanks Apple!


macrumors 68000
Feb 11, 2013
We used to use TestFlight until Apple bought it and removed Android support, thanks Apple!

Yup. They should have added a WindowsPhone support as well. And BB OS 10, maybe even symbian and meego?

Don't get me wrong. I was using TF for iOS and Android testing of my apps as well. But it is only natural that apple discontinued Android support. After all, they bought the damn thing, so it figures they bought it for their products.


macrumors newbie
Feb 17, 2015
We used to use TestFlight until Apple bought it and removed Android support, thanks Apple!
After acquiring TestFlight in February 2014 and ceasing the Android testing, they want us now to transfer our projects to iTunes Connect. Oh, really?
This is the end of enterprise apps testing 'cos since now iTunes Connect allows you to test your app externally only after a Beta App Review. Will it pass the review? Certainly not.
There was a great article about this matter describing the main pros and cons.
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