Preview your mobile app to ensure the look, feel, and functionality are ready to go live. To preview your app during production, you will use MAZ Mirror, a bespoke app by MAZ. If your app is already live, continue to utilize MAZ Mirror and/or TestFlight.
This article will cover the following topics
- Test, Submit, & Launch
MAZ Mirror is available on iOS only. Before you begin, please make sure you have created your Apple Developer account and have an iOS device on hand.
How to Preview
Step 1 - Get Test Flight
Download TestFlight from the App Store on the iPhone or iPad you wish to use to for testing.
Step 2 - Open Invite Link
Once you have successfully downloaded TestFlight, open this link on the same device: https://testflight.apple.com/join/oL6vXvje
Step 3 - Install MAZ Mirror
You should see an invitation inside the TestFlight app to download the MAZ Mirror App. Tap “Install” and open the app.
Step 4 - Log in with your code
Log into the MAZ Mirror app with your MAZ email and the account code found in the MAZ dashboard under App Creator → Preview.
Step 5 - Refresh to see changes
To see your changes in the MAZ Mirror app, tap on the refresh button the bottom of the screen. You can move this arrow around the screen, or hide it in the settings.
Test, Submit, & Launch
If this is a new app…
Move on to test and submit your app to the Apple App Store.
If you app is already live…
1) Use MAZ Mirror to preview dynamic changes to your app that do not require an app update.
Dynamic changes include content and design updates such as layouts, colors, and featured images.
The MAZ Mirror App will display "Active" content. Use a Digital Release Date set for the future to preview content before your end users see it in the live app. Remove the Digital Release Date to push updates to the live app.
2. Use TestFlight for changes to your app that require an app update.
Changes to the following elements require an app update:
- App icon
- App logo
- App name
- App description
- New features released by MAZ
If you have an app update as outlined above, create a new build in the Dashboard via Channels to test and submit the new version of your app to Apple following the same process as the first submission.