For instructions to redeem a promo code, skip to Redeeming a promo code

Thank you for smoke testing

Before releasing a new version of our apps, we always conduct a final smoke test to make sure everything is in working order before it goes out to the public.

While TestFlight is great, a true production smoke test requires a device that has never been through the instability of beta builds, and ideally covers fresh install and the upgrade path.

We achieve this through App Store Promo Codes.

Generating promo codes

  1. Visit iTunes Connect.
  2. Open "My Apps."
  3. Select the app you want to test (Note: It must be "Pending Developer Release").
  4. Tap "Features" on the top nav bar.
  5. Tap "Promo Codes" at the bottom of the left navigation bar.
  6. Find the version you want to smoke test and select the "Number" text box.
  7. Type a number into the box (for example, "10").
  8. Tap "Generate Code"
  9. Check the box agreeing "I have read and understand the rules above."
  10. Tap "Generate Code"
  11. Tap "OK." You will be taken to the "History" tab.
  12. Tap "View Codes" in the topmost row
  13. Select the codes and send one to each of your testers.

Redeeming a promo code

  1. Open the App Store
  2. Tap "Redeem"
  3. Enter the promo code (Note: each promo code is only usable once!)
  4. Tap "Redeem"
  5. Tap "Open"

Now you’re all set to preview the app or perform your test.