According to the folks over at TechCrunch, Apple may have recently purchased Burstly, the company behind the popular iOS beta testing platform TestFlight. The publication says its sources have “pointed in Apple’s direction” and although it may just be a rumor at this point, it would be a good fit.

TestFlight recently mentioned that it would be discontinuing its Android product and will no longer take new customers for its beta testing SDK. That being said, existing customers will still be allowed to use TestFlight however .The following was mentioned regarding he matter:

Odder still is how these product announcements – which greatly impact the company’s mobile developer user base – have been handled so far. There’s been no mention of them on the TestFlight changelog, for example, no company blog post, no emails, and no mention of them on social media channels – that is, unless you count the replies to confused developers from @testflightapp, the company’s main Twitter account. Developers are being asked to reach out directly to the company via an email form instead of being given a more useful public reply.
It should be noted that there are a number of different beta testing iOS platforms including TestFlight and Hockey app. A large number of developers have ended up creating their own testing platforms though Apple’s Enterprise distribution program though.

Source: TechCrunch