TestFlight Experiencing Extended Downtime for Many Developers

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    It has not been a good week for Apple's developer services. Less than a day after iTunes Connect experienced a lengthy outage that lasted several hours, TestFlight is now unavailable for many developers. The beta testing service for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch apps has been returning a "currently unavailable" message since as early as Wednesday afternoon around 6:00 PM Pacific.

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    Apple has yet to update its system status page for developers to reflect the outage, although the company has historically been rather delayed at doing so. The outage has been confirmed to be affecting developers in the United States, Canada and Europe, and likely elsewhere, preventing developers from seeding pre-release versions of their apps for testing for the meantime.

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  3. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    The problem isn't Apple's services... it's that minor service issues get reported, while companies that have consistent issues, like Netflix, don't. Leading people to believe that Apple's services are terrible, when they aren't.

    https://downdetector.com/status/netflix
     
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    Hope fully it will be back up soon. And an new Apollo beta will magically be there :rolleyes:
     
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    Hey, look over there. Netflix has problems too.

    /sweeps Apple issue under the rug:rolleyes:;)

    But seriously, Apple is strong in a lot of areas. Services isn't one. Pointing at other companies doesn't change that.

    Besides Netflix is just consumption. Theses services are used for work. A little difference in consequence.
     
  6. indieshack macrumors member

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    With respect, for those of us who are devs Testflight and iTunes Connect aren't "minor services". Testflight used to be reliable before Apple bought them out, and try managing apps without iTunes Connect.
     
  7. littlebokchoy macrumors newbie

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    Developer Services

    Gotta say whoever is heading up their developer services division should "reassigned" -- get someone in there who can manage things better.

    MSFT went downhill because they didn't care about their developer community I would hate to see Apple follow that route.

    The number of bugs in their code and lack of response for paid TSI's is disappointing.

    A bug bounty would be nice -- I spend my time finding a bug for you the least you could do is credit me back my TSI -- seriously WTF?!
     
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    No, context is important. Saying Apple has problems with services implies that Apple is the only one. Look at most other services - they have problems too, most of them FAR WORSE than Apple's problems. Thus, Apple is BETTER, and has reliable services compared to others.
     
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    Context is important. Compare TestFlight now to TestFlight before Apple bought it.

    Apple do many things right. TestFlight isn't one of them.
     
  11. clukas macrumors 6502a

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    This started for me late last night, uploaded binaries were stuck as processing for hours TestFlight would show an error when trying to update an app.
     
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    Here's the problem though. When addressing an issue it's far better to address it in a straight forward manor instead of using a straw man argument. Bolded: What you did there. That's a fallacy in logic. A+B =/= C. A is true. Other companies do have problems. B you made up to support your argument. Who's the arbiter of far worse, you?:rolleyes: C can't be concluded from your argument. That's not how valid conclusions are reached.

    You're right, context is important. Conveniently, you overlooked the context of the original poster's quote. That quote was about Apple's services; period. Not about how other services have issues so Apple's issues should be viewed in a different light. If you can't address the issue without referencing another company, your argument may not be as strong as you'd like.
     
  13. kodos macrumors 6502

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    I have been very frustrated by Apple's infrastructure and software issues over the past few years. As another poster has said - they do many things well, but services (and now software) do not seem to be their strong suit.

    Someone else pointed out that other companies have their issues too. Microsoft does as well, just the other day I had some cryptic error code when OneDrive was sync'ing.

    But overall, I've noticed that Apple seems to be the worst of the big players. Every since I attempted to use Mobile Me, things never seem to have gotten better.

    I think they might put so much of the spotlight on hardware that their software and services divisions are not as "tight" of a ship as they ought to be.
     
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    I've used Testflight a few years ago with a game developer on a small project and it worked flawlessly. This was before Apple bought it out.

    Now it's been turned to ****** thanks to the corrupt nature of corporate culture in Apple.
     
  15. AngerDanger macrumors 601

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    Darn, I just got the error while attempting to test flight my app Flinkscoodle.
     
  16. Menel macrumors 603

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    An update for Tapatalk beta just pushed through an hour ago, seemed to have no issue *shrug*
     
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    It's not working for me yet. I submitted 2138 yesterday afternoon. I submitted 2139 about an hour ago thinking that a new submission would kickstart the process for me.
     

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    I thought Apple re-wrote the developer site after being down for 1 week that time, to "prevent" all of this .... Now , it's worse then ever....


    Just what did Apple DO when they started fresh ?
     
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    Why does that guy's twitter account have an avatar of an eyedropper dropping a drop into an eye? :confused:
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