Update on iOS downloading  with Thunkable

On Monday, May 16th, 2022, Thunkable will pause the ability to “Download iOS” as a means of testing apps on iOS. You will still be able to “Publish iOS” and “Download Android.” 

Apple encourages app developers to test apps with their individual accounts, so we are updating our platform to be more in accordance with their best practices. Soon we will release the ability to “Download iOS” with your own Apple Developer Certificate. 

Thunkable still offers a multitude of ways to test your iOS apps. Here’s how:

  • Live Preview and Live Test - Thunkable’s Live Preview and Live Test features are the quickest and easiest way to test your Thunkable app functionality as you build your app. These two features are best used with your internal team.
  • Test with the Thunkable Web App - Publishing as a Web App is currently the fastest way to publish your Thunkable app, allowing you to get internal or external user feedback in minutes instead of hours or days. One major advantage to publishing on the web is that you don't need to pay any publishing fees to get your app into the hands of your users, teammates, and stakeholders. You can read more about publishing to a Web App here.
  • Thunkable is updating our plans to allow all users with a Starter Plan or above to test with a Web App.

Testing iOS Apps on TestFlight

Apple makes it easy for you to test your iOS app on TestFlight. This allows you to test up to 100 apps at one time. You can also designate both internal and external testers, giving you the flexibility to conduct comprehensive user testing for your app from several audiences. You can read more about the TestFlight testing process here.

If you’re part of an educational system, non-profit, or governmental organization, Apple offers discounts through the Apple Developer Program Waiver. We encourage you to apply! 

New iOS Download Feature to Look Forward To 

Soon we will release the ability to insert your own Apple Developer Certificate to download iOS files directly from Thunkable to your devices.


We sincerely apologize for any disruptions to your workflow this may cause. We recognize that a majority of Thunkable users test their apps with a combination of Live Preview, Live Testing on the Thunkable Live app, and via direct download to iOS & Android. Our mission is to provide you with the best no code app development experience.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to support@thunkable.com if you have any questions! We appreciate your support and we thank you for your understanding.