Apple releases TestFlight 2 with new design, Swift Playgrounds with AR challenge

Apple has released a new version of its beta software distribution app TestFlight. The new version includes a new design that fits in with iOS 11 (also just released) including a new app icon, 3D Touch features, and more. A new version of Swift Playgrounds for iPad is also now available.

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Here’s what’s new in TestFlight:

What’s New in Version 2.0.0

  • This update includes a redesigned user interface for iOS 11
  • The app list displays apps currently being tested, previously tested apps (including expired and removed apps), and apps that are incompatible for the device being used
  • A new welcome screen appears when opening the TestFlight for the first time after updating
  • You can now use 3D Touch on the TestFlight app icon to redeem a code or update all apps
  • Split view is supported

And here’s the latest for Swift Playgrounds:

What’s New in Version 1.6

  • New Augmented Reality challenge uses ARKit to show Byte’s virtual world within the real world
  • You can now access the iPad camera from your code
  • Errors in your code are more clearly explained
  • Your code can take advantage of Swift 4 and the iOS 11 SDK
  • New languages for the app and the Learn to Code 1 lessons include: Spanish (Spain), Italian, Dutch, Chinese (traditional), Korean, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Portuguese (Brazil)

* ARKit features require an iPad Pro or iPad (5th generation) running iOS 11

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