Apple acquired TestFlight, a popular mobile app testing service earlier this year, and today Amazon is stepping up to compete with its own mobile app testing service aimed at developers targeting the Amazon Appstore. Called “Live App Testing,” the new tool allows developers to quickly distribute their app to a pre-defined list of testers before going live. Test apps can also take advantage of Amazon’s full suite of developer services, including in-app purchases, in a production environment, says Amazon.
Amazon today announced that it’s releasing a new tool for developers called Live App Testing that will allow them to beta test an app or update with a specific number of users through the Amazon Appstore. “The testers will be able to sample the full suite of Amazon services – including in-app purchasing – against our production environment, so you can make ensure your app is working as expected. This allows you to gather feedback, improve quality, increase stability and optimize the experience before you push your app live for all customers to download.” Developers can invite specific users to test the app through an email invite and also offer the testing service on any Android or Amazon Fire device.