China has become the world’s second largest app economy and the market is still growing, with the number of Chinese mobile app developers nearly doubling each year. To develop quality apps that stand out from the crowd, beta testing is becoming an indispensable step in app development, as it gives developers the chance to improve their product based on feedback from real users outside the app-development team.

A flock of app beta testing services have sprouted in China to tap this rising demand. And after initial success in the domestic market, a few industry leaders are poised to expand globally.

FIR.im (short for Fly It Remotely) provides free, fast and safe beta app distribution services. The app distribution process can be completed in two steps, massively simplifying the current iTunes and Android sync models. App developers should first upload the IPA/APK to the FIR.im platform, when a short URL will be generated. Any tester who opens the URL on their mobile devices can download and install the beta apps on their iOS or Android smartphone. The upload/download process can be completed in around two minutes.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.