Well, iOS 8.1 seemed to have gotten off with a less glitchy start than a few other software launches lately, and Apple Pay seems to be making the news. Will you be using your iPhone 6 at the checkout counter? Not if you go to one drug store. Meanwhile, it's beginning to look a lot like October out there, and at least ten apps want to get you ready for the season.
An iOS public beta may still be the stuff of legend, but Apple today ensured that developers could get easy widespread feedback for their prerelease iOS apps by extending the amount of people who can test them through TestFlight. Initially showcased at WWDC back in June, TestFlight now allows third-party developers to invite up to 1,000 members of the public to best test their apps ahead of launch.
After detailing an exhaustive list of changes coming this fall with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, Apple executives turned their laser focus to the App Store and how developers will be able to do more with these virtual storefronts.
One of the most frustrating hurdles in the iOS development process is beta testing. Given that in most cases, an App can't make its way on to multiple iOS devices without first being accepted into the iTunes App Store, providing test copies of a new mobile application can be an exercise in frustration. Given this restriction, a lot of iOS apps reach consumers unpolished and in dire need of some tinker-work. Fortunately all of this may be a thing of the past, as the folks from a new service called TestFlight have stepped forward to make getting the kinks out of new iOS software a little less painful.