1. mfm77's Avatar
    Hey gang - I recently began beta testing a new iOS app called Type Mail (formerly Blue Mail). Some of you might know the Android counterpart, and from what I've seen of the app, it has a great deal of promise and many cool features. That said, I'm a little concerned that there's not much background on the company behind the app. I emailed their support to ask them why this was the case, and the response I got indicated that they were made up of people from many different international areas and that they would have some sort of "company public unviewing" (something along those lines) once the iOS app presumably hits the App Store. Great, huh?

    In light of that response, I'm a little worried about the beta app and whether it's even a good idea to keep testing it. Since I'm not familiar with the behind-the-scenes stuff, can anyone tell me if I can presume that Apple's own techs have reviewed the beta before allowing it into TestFlight? Or does Type Apps (the company) just post the beta without any review? I just want to be sure that I'm not testing something that ultimately may come back to bite me. TIA!
    06-01-2015 09:13 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I doubt it, but I don't know for certain.
    06-01-2015 09:21 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    iTunes checks all the apps, beta included. I doubt the devs behind the apps though. Sometimes it's just one or two people.

    06-01-2015 10:17 AM
  4. espacepublishing's Avatar
    Yes, all test flight apps are now reviewed by Apple, I don't think you have anything much to worry about.
    06-10-2015 10:04 PM
  5. Scatabrain's Avatar
    The beta review isn't as extensive as the release review. As others have said they don't check out the trustworthiness of the devs. Only way an app would get pulled from the store would be from legit, numerous user complaints. TestFlight users would not even have that minimal protection.
    06-10-2015 11:36 PM
  6. DUKE546's Avatar
    it depends if you were an internal or an external tester. With an internal tester, the app is NOT reviewed. If you are an external tester the app has been reviewed.
    06-10-2015 11:58 PM

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