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Apple's TestFlight app now has a gorgeous new icon, support for App Clips

Testflight App Store Entry
Testflight App Store Entry (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple has updated TestFlight with a gorgeous new icon.
  • The new TestFlight also reportedly supports App Clips for the first time.
  • TestFlight is a vital tool for developers who want their apps to be tested by other people.

Apple has updated its TestFlight app (opens in new tab), adding an important new iOS 14 feature and a new icon. And despite it being cool to hate Apple's icons right now, this one looks pretty great.

It looks like a propeller. Get it?

More importantly, Apple reportedly added support for apps that take advantage of the App Clips feature, coming to iOS 14 this fall.

Wwdc 2020 Ios 14 App Clip Video

Wwdc 2020 Ios 14 App Clip Video (Image credit: Apple)

App clips are a great way for users to quickly access and experience what your app has to offer. An app clip is a small part of your app that's discoverable at the moment it's needed. App clips are fast and lightweight so a user can open them quickly. Whether they're ordering take-out from a restaurant, renting a scooter, or setting up a new connected appliance for the first time, users will be able to start and finish an experience from your app in seconds. And when they're done, you can offer the opportunity to download your full app.

However, we're taking developer Guilherme Rambo's word for that because Apple's release notes are suitably vague. And by vague, I mean useless. Check it out.

Stability improvements and bug fixes.

Really, what chance do we have expecting developers to add proper notes to their updates when Apple offers up this?

But that icon though, right?!

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.