Back in February, TestFlight announced that it would be bringing its services to Android in the form of a private beta, having already served over 300,000 apps on iOS. Today, though, TestFlight has announced that it is ready to lift the private beta, opening beta Android compatibility to all users. TestFlight says that during its 45-day beta period, 5000 developers uploaded over 4500 apps. 


The service, for those unfamiliar, is a widely popular beta testing platform, allowing developers to quickly and smoothly deploy beta apps to select users. Though, as we mentioned in our previous coverage, other options do exist for Android developers (like the Play Store’s private app deployment), TestFlight does offer considerable value in terms of security, helpful tracking and analytics, and - perhaps best of all - centralized feedback.

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If you’re a developer who’s been anxiously awaiting your chance to deploy apps with TestFlight, the wait is over. Check out the official announcement at the TestFlight blog linked below.

TestFlight Blog

Liam Spradlin
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  • sc4fpse

    Yo dawg, we heard you like betas, so we put your beta app in our beta app so you can test your apps while testing apps.

    Or something like that.

  • Cheeseball

    TestFlight has been very useful on iOS and looks to be really useful in the Android scene without having to share .APKs and such.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mark.andrachek Mark R. Andrachek, Jr.

    *_STILL_* no SDK. Which means it's very limited in comparison to something like HockeyApp, Zuhium, etc. No crash reports, no metrics... just downloads.

  • Royal2000H

    With Google's announcement of alpha and beta deployment options, I don't see the purpose.