Hosting a beta test can be stressful, and images can arise when distributing your app, or even with just finding testers. I have previously mentioned a nice tutorial on hosting a beta test, and the beta builder tool, but recently found an excellent presentation from Shawn Grimes on beta testing iPhone apps.
You can view the slideshow of the presentation below:
What I found particularly interesting was an open source project from Github known as Hockey that allows you to easily host and distribute betas from a PHP5 capable server so testers just need to go the webpage, and click Yes on a menu – Here’s a video showing it in action:
You can also set it up so that any updates can also be downloaded easily from within the app. If you’ve ever worked with a client that had difficulty installing a beta on their iPhone then you can understand my excitement.
The Github for Hockey can be found here.
You can view Shawn’s full post on this topic along with several other tips on his blog at:
Beta Testing iPhone Apps
Overall a very good reference.
Submit A Resource
Have you created a useful tutorial, library or tool for iOS development that you would like to get in front of our 300,000+ monthly page views from iOS developers?
You can submit the url here.
The resources we feel will appeal to our readers the most will be posted on the front page.