Burstly launches Android TestFlight SDK as platform crosses 400,000 apps
Mobile beta delivery platform TestFlight has reached a new milestone, as developer Burstly has announced the release of a new Android SDK, new features on both iOS and Android and milestone numbers of supported apps on each platform.
TestFlight has had over 400,000 apps uploaded to the service, with 150,000 of those uploads coming in the last 90 days alone. That’s an increase of 50 percent over the last announced figure, when the 90-day period ending March 2013 saw 100,000 apps added to the platform.
Developers use TestFlight as a means to offer beta testing of upcoming apps and app updates before they go live on the iTunes or Google Play stores. Now, the TestFlight beta SDK on Android is available to everyone, giving more developers more tools for measuring app activity. The TestFlight platform reduces the time required for quality assurance cycles, putting the app directly into the hands of users before their official launch.
This SDK gives developers reports on user session activity and crashes, access to remote logs, checkpoints that measure users’ progress and more. The iOS SDK has been completely rewritten, becoming more efficient and stable in the process, while the updated crash reporting features are becoming available on Android apps for the first time.
Since the soft launch of the Android SDK in May, over 15,000 Android apps were uploaded to the service. This wider release should see numbers as impressive as those on iOS, which now includes nearly half of the iTunes App Store in total.
Burstly underwent a restructuring in May, opening up its suite of mobile tools to all developers. This includes app analytics tool FlightPath and app monetization service SkyRocket, alongside TestFlight.
Developers interested in learning more about TestFlight are encouraged to visit the program’s website.