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Apple Updates iTunes Connect Design, Rolls Out TestFlight App

iTunes Connect

iTunes Connect

Last night, Apple launched the redesign of the iTunes Connect developer portal first previewed at WWDC in June. With an iOS 7-inspired design reminiscent of web apps for iCloud.com, the updated iTunes Connect offers developers and content producers easier access to information about items they made available on the iTunes Store and App Store.

One of the most notable announcements at WWDC was Analytics, a new set of data that will allow developers to monitor how users are discovering their apps and using them; new analytics will be opt-in for users, who will be able to decide to share anonymous analytics data or not.

TestFlight

TestFlight

As noted by MacRumors, Apple also began including references of TestFlight, the beta testing developer tool they acquired earlier this year and formally introduced at WWDC with iTunes Connect integration. With the refresh, Apple rolled out an official TestFlight app for iOS, which allows beta testers to accept invitations, install, and manage beta apps directly from an iPhone and iPad.

Along with the app, Apple has posted a FAQ document (login required) confirming that TestFlight will be limited to iOS apps, that it will support up to 10 devices for each tester, and that beta apps will get a special orange indicator on the Home screen next to their name.

TestFlight for iOS is available on the App Store and it requires iOS 8, currently available in beta to developers.

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