We have been several years, not months, about the possibility that the TestFlight platform available on iOS, was available for Mac. The official confirmation of the launch of TestFlight for macOS occurred at WWDC 2021. Since then, Apple has launched different betas of this application and for a few hours it is already available in the Mac App Store.
With TestFlight, users can sign up for download and install beta versions of applications for iOS, watchOS, tvOS and now also for macOS. Developers can invite up to 10,000 beta testers per application as well as offering the ability to create groups to test different builds simultaneously.
In the description of the application, we can read:
With TestFlight, it’s easy to test beta versions of macOS apps and provide valuable feedback to developers before they publish their apps on the App Store. Testers receive invitations from developers via email or public link.
When you test an app in beta, Apple collects the bug reports, usage information, and feedback you provide and sends them to the developer. The developer can use this information to improve their app and related products. In turn, Apple may use error reports and usage information to improve its products and services.
For instructions on how to install, test, and provide feedback, and for more details on how your data is handled, see testflight.apple.com.
The first time that TestFlight was integrated into Apple’s developer platform was at the end of August, however, it has still had to be more than 2 months until the platform is ready to go.
TestFligt is available for your download completely free through the following link.