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Apple Discontinues Bug Reporter and Expands Developer Feedback Assistant

With the release of the first betas of iOS 13, macOS 10.15, iPadOS 13 and their other operating systems, Apple announced the migration of its Bug Reporter platform to the app. Feedback Assistant.

Previously, Apple used Feedback Assistant to collect responses and suggestions only from public beta users of iOS and macOS. With the new systems, however, the company has expanded this platform for developers, too.

When you try to access the old Bug Reporter URL, Apple redirects you to the Feedback Assistant page. Here Ma explains the change to the developers and thanks them for their contributions to the old platform.

The Feedback Assistant app automatically installed on beta versions of iOS, iPadOS and macOS, and collects, as above, diagnostics of the performance and failures of these systems. Developers who are testing new software can also submit bug reports via the Feedback Assistant web page.

On the Mac, Feedback Assistant can be found at / System / Library / CoreServices / Applications, although it is more easily accessible through Dock, Spotlight, or the applefeedback: // URL scheme, as highlighted by AppleInsider.

Although the Bug Reporter has been discontinued, you can view older full reports (with original text and attached files) in the Feedback Assistant from the Problem ID code, which syncs all comments already sent to Apple. and the company's response.

TestFlight News

The application testing platform Testlight also received some news. Among them, the new version of Xcode 11 automatically enable feedback options in beta versions of apps, as reported by TechCrunch.

Now when a user captures the screen of the app they are testing with TestFlight, they will have a new option to share it as feedback and optionally add their comments. The idea is to get more users to give feedback on new apps, making your experience more integrated (and even simpler) than before.

In addition, if the user chooses to share an error, app developers will receive anonymous (metric) data on battery life, app start time, and possible memory leaks. Compiling this data will be displayed with other metrics, such as power usage and failures, and should offer developers another way to monitor and improve the performance of their applications.

Apple said it actually started adding these metrics with the release of iOS 12.2 last March (so many apps will already have this data available).