is it possible to release a beta version of my app that is invite only so that my friends can use it and try it before general release? i dont want random people to accidentally find it and start using it right away.
The easy way to do this is to leave a splash page up for your homepage and then move your homepage to another page (e.g., domain.com/home) and then give your friends a link to /home.
The more secure, but probably not worth the effort way is to add a password protector on each page using a reusable element. Have it show if the user isn’t logged in.