•   over 4 years ago

How to make beta apps available?

Any preferences from the organizing team / judges re: how to get access to beta iOS apps as part of the submission? For example, http://try.crashlytics.com/beta/?

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  •   •   over 4 years ago

    Xian - you can use Diawi, HockeyApp, Crashlytics, or TestFlight / iTunes Connect:

    # Diawi

    Send us your beta file quickly via Diawi. After uploading your file, Diawi creates a unique short URL to access the installation page (for ex: aBcDeF). When opened in Safari on the iOS device, the page will display a link to install the application. Add the testing link to your submission form under “iOS Build Link”.

    Please note that you will need to include provisioning for one or more of the UDIDs below.

    # HockeyApp

    Send a testing link to: testing@challengepost.com and add the testing link to your submission form under “iOS Build Link”.

    Please note that HockeyApp allows you to send test builds quickly, but there is a fee to use this service.

    # Beta by Crashalytics

    Send us a beta test via Crashalytics. Use our testing email (testing@challengepost.com) and UDIDs to provision a build and send us a link via the “Share Links” button. Make sure to also add the testing link to your submission form under “iOS Build Link”.

    Pro tip: Make sure you add the UDIDs to your build to speed up the process. There’s no review, but all builds still need to be received in full before the submission deadline.

    Our UDIDs are:

    iPad (iOS 6.0.1) 6a2cb1d4ba2d242db1db48c59c91744cebfc68a9
    iPod Touch 4th Gen (iOS 5.0.1)13d9c9e50d705446c07fc5d2c3c3144c69ffc576
    iPhone 5 (iOS 8.3) 4c4270daadcf6f2dcd38ef407c38c01c3fa849b8
    iPhone 5 (iOS 8.3) c94acc0069278cee4b38e4d27ae3f838bf50aa79
    iPhone 6 (iOS 8.3) ac3c04f10b03e033bc31a0d14146d5740bc7db54

    # TestFlight / iTunes Connect

    Share a build with us using our email address, testing@challengepost.com. Please note that if you add us as an “External Tester,” your app will need to go through Beta App Review before you can send the build. Builds must be received by the submission deadline to be eligible - so plan for extra time!

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