Amazon today announced that it’s releasing a new tool for developers called Live App Testing that will allow them to beta test an app or update with a specific number of users through the Amazon Appstore.
The testers will be able to sample the full suite of Amazon services – including in-app purchasing – against our production environment, so you can make ensure your app is working as expected. This allows you to gather feedback, improve quality, increase stability and optimize the experience before you push your app live for all customers to download.
Developers can invite specific users to test the app through an email invite and also offer the testing service on any Android or Amazon Fire device.
- Test your app against Amazon production environment before distributing to everyone: You no longer need to wait until after your app is launched to get real world testing. You can now distribute your app to a set of testers you define, which gives your more control over the test. And, you can quickly test against a production environment (yours and Amazon’s), ensuring a higher quality app when you release to the general public.
- Tester Management: Easily define the list of testers you want to be able to test your app. You don’t need to keep track of who you have invited to test your app. Amazon takes care of the complexity of ensuring that only the set of testers you defined are the ones that are testing the app.
- Test on all Android and Amazon devices, including Fire TV and Fire phone: You can choose to test your app against all Android and Amazon devices, including the Fire TV and Fire phone.
For developers interested in trying out the service, Amazon has a step-by-step guide for getting started here.