Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) courageous buy of Burstly, in 2014, is definitely paying dividends this year. A popular favourite at Burstly, the TestFlight, has definitely found Apple Inc, faithful developer community in testing the various features.
On Thursday, Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) sought to add better testing efficiency to the project, by forming the test developers of TestFlight into focused groups. The move is expected to drive better communications, and engagement of each group with a focused test feature. Apple Inc. will begin to send instructions specific to a group, regarding the app, so that testing developers can then follow-up on the same. Their responses on the performance are logged and looped back to core –developer team for enhancing the feature.
Additionally, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has also included features, where it can communicate or apply actions directly to one group.
The newly formed TestFlight Groups are an improvement on the existing distribution lists, a part of Burstly’s legacy development cycle. It fledges out the use of Google Play features for developers from the Android stable, with the help of the beta testing tools.
Apple Inc. move to separate out the testing force, into multiple units makes it convenient metric as the new features are easier to test and feedback logging is more refined. Developers are thus able to incorporate a vast number of features, based on the feedback of the various groups. In turn, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) TestFlight testers have a higher grip on the aspects that needs their observance and are more focused in their scrutiny.
The final result of groups participating in the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) TestFlight Beta testing phase, is that developers have more data to rely on in building out the features. To an extent, they will be able to cross-check features, as multiple tester groups work on specific aspects, ensuring the end result is well-tested and fail-proof.
As new apps to hit App Store are more defined and have better utility for end users, more of such multi-nodal testing is definitely the way forward!