Ibetatest.com

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  1. Pgohlke macrumors 6502

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    For all of you developers out there, there is this site that just launched on January 31st called Ibetatest.com. This site allows developers to post their apps that they want beta tested and allows testers to connect and search through all the betas available. I'm not trying to promote the site just saw it and thought it would be cool to tell everyone about it.

    Here is the link to the site:http://ibetatest.com
     
  2. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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  3. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Isn't telling everyone about it promoting it?

    P.S. There is a typo in the image on your home page. In the sentence under the speech bubbles.
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Wow, what a fantastic site. Looks like someone put a lot of thought into it. I really like it.
     
  5. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    Too bad there are no good apps to test yet... :-/
     
  6. Pgohlke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yah I know but the site just started last week so hopefully more developers post betas in a week or so.
     
  7. shigzeo macrumors 6502a

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    signed up and looking into why my watchserieA is not working (not verified)
     
  8. detz macrumors 65816

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    I'm confused, the developer has to upload the app during creation but they don't know the beta testers at the point. The app has to be built with the UDID numbers so are you requesting the developers re-compile and update the app everytime a new beta tester comes on?
     
  9. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    I made a login, and it asks for the UDID when registering. What I think happens is a number of testers apply for the App, then the dev approves whomever they want, and then add the UDID based on who they approve... Not sure, but I think that's how it works.
     
  10. Pgohlke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't have a homepage, so I don't know what your talking about.
     
  11. iBetaTest macrumors newbie

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    Here comes iBetaTest.com

    Hi All, iBetaTest.com here to help :)

    I noticed a lot of visits coming to the site from this post lately and then when I saw you have some questions, I decided to join and help you all out.

    The chicken and egg problem:
    - The main idea is that one cannot publish an app for a download, until he/she has beta tester's UDID's to generate the .mobileprovision file.

    Here's how to go around this:
    1) Developer first publishes an app on iBetaTest.com - without .mobileprovision file, and without the application file as well. You do not have to have files in order to have an app open to beta testers on-line.

    2) Once your beta testers apply and once you have enough, you close the beta for signups, and then generate a .mobileprovision file from the UDID's you can see on all of your beta testers. Beta testers cannot apply for your app unless they have the device you require and UDID alraedy registered in the system. This way, whoever applies, you now exactly if they will be able to test your app or not.

    Conveniently there is an option to download a bulk (tab separated) file of all of your beta testers and their UDID's - so you do not have to copy/paste them one by one. You just import the file into Apple's portal and that's it.

    3) Once you have the .mobileprovision file - you edit your application, upload the files, set permissions (it's wise to have .mobileprovision and the application itself shown just to your testers and not everyone else), and you're done.

    4) Optinally you can email all of your testers with a click of a button, telling them the files are now uploaded, they can download and test the app.

    5) You use the integrated reports module to communicate with your testers about bugs, feature requests, comments, etc.

    If you guys have any further questions let me know ;) I'm now here to help.

    As for a spelling error on the welcome page - can someone point it out so I can correct it :) Thanks!
     

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