Mobile Testing Tools-Appium

Appium

Mobile Testing Tools-Appium is an open-source tool that answers few needs:

It is an automating native, mobile web, and hybrid applications on iOS and Android platforms.

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Native apps are applications written using iOS, Android, or Windows SDKs.

Mobile web apps are web applications you can access using a mobile browser, Which Appium give you support with Safai on iOS and Chrome on Android.

Hybrid apps are a native control that enables interaction with web content.

Most importantly, Mobile Testing Tools-Appium is “cross-platform” that allows you to write tests against multiple platforms while using the same API.

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Appium is a webserver that exposes a REST API.

It receives connections from a client, taking commands and translate them to test actions and executes those commands on a mobile device.

They have a client/server architecture that opens up a lot of possibilities: They can use any language for the test code that has an http client API. They can write test code and rely on a cloud service like Sauce Labs to receive and interpret the commands.

As a user you can initiate a session with a server in ways specific to each library, at the end the system is sending a POST /session request to the server, with a JSON object called the ‘desired capabilities’ object.

At this point the server will start up the automation session and respond with a session ID which is used for sending further commands.

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With Mobile Testing Tools-Appium it is easy to set your desired capabilities. You can call it a set of keys and values that tell the server what kind of automation session we’re interested in starting up.

Requirements for using Appium:

iOS

Mac OSX 10.7+

XCode 4.5+ w/ Command Line Tools

Android

Mac OSX 10.7+ or Windows 7+ or Linux

Android SDK ≥ 16 (SDK < 16 in Selendroid mode)

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