In the early part of 2014, Apple officially purchased a company called Burstly, the development company that had constructed the app beta testing service known as TestFlight.Since then, Apple has released an app to better manage beta testers and the apps they are testing into the iOS App Store, but the march of progression goes on. According to a report published by 9to5Mac, Apple is gearing up to shut down its support for the legacy TestFlight, as it focuses on moving forward and integration with iTunes Connect.
Following the introduction of iTunes Connection integration with TestFlight, Apple has decided to give the legacy version of the service a date of closure. As of February 26, 2015, TestFlightapp.com and the services tied to it will no longer be available. This was reportedly made known to those still tied to the service through an email, as well as a support page that was recently published.
“Apps from TestFlightApp.com will not be transferred to the new service. App Developers will need to set up their apps for the new TestFlight Beta Testing in iTunes Connect.“
Last year, right around the time that Apple was acquiring Burstly, the company shut down support for its own software development kit, as well as beta testing distribution for Android.