Twitter's Crashlytics Launches Beta Testing Tool

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Twitter's Crashlytics announced a new beta distribution tool aimed at helping developers simplify the process of sharing apps with testers. They're releasing it to iOS and Android developers after keeping it as a Crashlytics Labs project.

Now, it's fully supported by the company's engineers, designers, user experience staff, and support team. It includes a rapid release cycle, the company says.

In a blog post, Crashlytics says:

We’ve heard your frustrations about the state of beta distribution today. Poor UI, confusing registration systems, frequent downtime, and only single-OS support. It’s time to build something usable with both developers and testers in mind.

We applied our Crashlytics power and polish to this problem. The result: a streamlined experience for distributing apps that gives you a single, cross-platform toolset for iOS and Android. Beta distribution should be an intuitive process for you and your testers so you can focus on what matters — building your app, not stressing about getting testers up and running.

Twitter acquired Crashlytics about a year and a half ago. Earlier this month, the reporting tool for mobile app crashes hit Mac OS X.

Image via Crashlytics

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