Testing Your App

Becoming a Beta Tester
Note: Only people who have been added to the testing program will have access to the Beta version of your app. Provide their email address to Support and we'll get them added to the program. Once they’ve been added, follow these steps to join on the web. 

Apple iOS: Becoming an Apple iOS Beta Tester

When your app is ready for Beta testing, you'll receive a TestFlight link that can be used to install the app on your iOS device.

  1. Install TestFlight from the App Store, if not already installed.
  2. Tap the TestFlight link on your iOS device.
  3. Tap Accept for the app you want to test.
  4. Open TestFlight on phone.
  5. Install the app you want to test.

Android Devices: Becoming an Android Device Beta Tester

When your app is ready for Beta testing, you'll receive an email inviting you to become a Beta tester.

  1. Click the link in the invitation email and agree to become a Beta tester.
  2. After you agree to become a Beta tester, you'll be redirected to another screen with the option to download the app. Note: Be sure to choose the first option, “download it on Google Play.” The other available link will download the public version of the app, not the Beta.  
  3. Click Install.
  4. Select your device, if asked.
  5. You’ll be prompted to verify your password. Enter your password and wait for the app to download. 

You might need to manually update your app to see the latest version.

  1. Open the Play Store > Click on your account icon in the top right corner
  2. Select "Manage apps & device"
  3. Select "Updates available"
  4. Click "Update" next to the desired app
Leaving the Beta Tester Program

When you sign up for a Beta program through TestFlight or the Google Play Store, you may continue to receive Beta updates to the app while PocketPlatform continues to update and test new versions.  If you or your users would like to leave the Beta program at any time, please follow the instructions provided by Google or Apple as described below.

Note: If you leave the Beta program, you'll stop receiving updates. If you would like to receive and test Beta versions of your app again, you will need to rejoin the program using the appropriate link.

Android: Leaving Beta Through Google Play

To leave the Beta program on Google Play please follow the instructions found here: Try new Android Apps before they are officially released under the heading “Leave a Beta program."

Apple iOS: Leaving Beta Through TestFlight

You have two options when leaving Beta through TestFlight.

  • Maintain your Beta affiliation: To temporarily leave the Beta track with TestFlight, install the latest final version of the app in the iOS App Store. When you are ready to rejoin the Beta program, reinstall the latest version of the Beta app in TestFlight. Note: You may still receive notifications that new Beta builds are available. You can install these updates if desired.
  • Leave the Beta program
    1. Open TestFlight
    2. Tap the PocketPlatform app
    3. Scroll to the bottom of the page
    4. Tap "Stop Testing"