Yes, TestFlight is used for beta versions.
But in OmniGroup’s decision, they are deciding to use TestFlight as a staging ground for an alpha version. There is the Slack channel to see more topics about OF4. You’ll need to sign into your Slack account to see the original posts.
I’ll give the link to the original Slack message and a screenshot for review.
Now, we can agree to disagree whether OmniGroup is utilizing the TestFlight app correctly or not. But it has been stated the OF4 TestFlight is currently a playground to throw out new ideas and get Feedback. Many experiments are playing out here. Some ideas get tossed out based on that precious feedback. Other ideas get refined further in the next TestFlight release.
If you’re interested in trying out ideas and giving feedback, jump right in.
Some of us had the time and/or capacity to take on this experiment. Some of us also dropped out from active experimenting. Many returned at the later stages to see the changes that were implemented. Nothing is set in stone right now.
If you’re looking for a polished, early access look at a “public beta.”, this isn’t it. The ideas, UI, and feature set is still being worked on. The ingredients on the kitchen stove looks like a mess. Trust in the process and dinner will be served in time. This ain’t a simple ham and cheese sandwich we’re talking about here.