Apple updated its app TestFlight today, adding the ability for developers to test iOS 9 and watchOS 2 betas ahead of the software’s public launch in the fall.
TestFlight 1.2 “adds support for testing upcoming iOS 9 features,” according to the app’s release notes. Support for a new App Thinning feature is also included to help developers deliver smaller apps on iOS 9.
Developers have been able to build and test iOS 9 compatible apps on their own since the beginning of June, but this is the first time developers can deploy wide beta releases to external testers to find bugs and other issues they may have missed.
Apple has updated TestFlight with more notification options, allowing testers to choose how they receive update notifications for each app they are testing. You can also choose to have watchOS 2 beta apps install automatically by turning on the ‘Automatic Downloads’ setting in the Apple Watch app.
There are also a number of minor stability and performance improvements. You can grab the updated app from the App Store for free.