I'm wondering if there is an equivalent in the iOS App Store to Google Play's beta testing program Early Access.



We are currently testing our app with a handful of users and a few small groups via Testflight, but it's unclear to me if we can scale up the testing without just releasing the app to everyone.

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    Apple doesn't have a public beta testing program for apps like the one you're describing. As for "scaling up," though, as this page notes, you can invite up to 10,000 testers on TestFlight.
    – aaplmath
    Aug 2, 2018 at 15:28
  • @aaplmath You can add that comment as answer.
    – Nimesh Neema
    Aug 3, 2018 at 4:39

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To reiterate what I wrote in the comments: Apple does not currently have any "open beta" program like Google Play's Early Access. In terms of TestFlight's scalability, you can invite up to 10,000 testers through the platform (as is listed on Apple's TestFlight web page).

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    But is it okay to release my app as "Foo (Beta)" in App Store?
    – cubuspl42
    May 20, 2020 at 14:39

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