Apple today told developers that they can now invite people to try out beta versions of their Mac apps via the TestFlight platform.
Developers can invite up to 10,000 external testers using their email address or by sharing a public link, create multiple groups of internal testers and configure build access for each one, and more.
When testers are invited to beta test your app, they’re prompted to install the TestFlight app from the App Store on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Apple TV if they don’t already have it installed. The TestFlight app makes installing betas simple, and you don’t need to keep track of UDIDs or provisioning profiles.
TestFlight for Mac has been available in beta form for quite a few months, but developers were limited to using the app to test their own apps and apps from other developers. The official launch means developers can also send the TestFlight betas to members of the general public. To test apps, testers will be required to download the TestFlight app from the Mac App Store.