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Palm tweaks feeds to allow for private distribution of beta apps

by Derek Kessler Tue, 16 Feb 2010 4:09 pm EST

Beta App Catalog While the Palm beta feeds are good for getting your beta apps out for testing, sometimes you want to put it out, but only to testers you have picked. Until today you’d have to manually distribute the IPKG to your testers, and for every update that can get a bit tiring. Palm hears ya, and they’ve added an option to the beta app submission process that will make it easier to have a closed beta. Now developers can choose to not check off the “Include this app in Feeds” box and thus not have their app appear in the beta feeds in Preware and in browsers like PreCentral’s own App Gallery. Instead, the developer gets the URL they would have gotten anyway, and they can send that out to their testers directly - and every time you upload and update to the app your testers will be able to download it from the App Catalog.