What is Appium Testing?

In the past years, we have witnessed an evolving industry of mobile apps. The situation has orchestrated the businesses’ and developers’ drive to create more valuable apps. Providing exceptional app infrastructure that offers a cut above the rest experience has become a top goal, accomplished through continuous app testing. Through automation testing, everything efficiently runs in a robust approach. Developers and testers searching for an app automation framework would have an idea of what Appium is. To expound further, here is a brief yet valuable introduction to Appium testing.

Appium is a widely distributed automation testing tool used to automate native, hybrid, and mobile web applications. It supports all web driver compatible programming languages like Java, C#, Python, etc. This automation framework often aids to execute test cases on real devices, emulators as well as simulators. Appium is installable via NPM or by downloading Appium Desktop, which is a graphical, desktop-based approach to initiate the Appium server.

Refer to these executable scripts for Android and iOS to get started with Appium:

For Android,

Steps:

  1. Open Settings on phone
  2. Click on Search option

desired_caps = {

“deviceName”: “{adb device name}”,

“platformName”: “Android”,

“platformVersion”: “{platform_version}”,

“appPackage”: “com.android.settings”,

“appActivity”: “com.android.settings.Settings”

}

driver = webdriver.Remote(“http://127.0.0.1:4723/wd/hub”, desired_caps)

search_button = WebDriverWait(driver, 10).until(EC.presence_of_element_located((By.ACCESSIBILITY_ID, “Search”)))

search_button.click();

For iOS,

Steps:

  1. Open Settings on phone
  2. Click on Wi-Fi

desired_caps = {

“platformName”: “iOS”,

“platformVersion”: “{platform_version}”,

“deviceName”: “{device_name}”,

“automationName”: “XCUITest”,

“udid”: “{device_udid}”,

“bundleId”: “com.apple.Preferences”

}

driver = webdriver.Remote(“http://127.0.0.1:4723/wd/hub”, desired_caps)

wifi_button = WebDriverWait(driver, 10).until(EC.presence_of_element_located((By.XPATH, “//XCUIElementTypeCell[@name=’Wi-Fi’]”)))

wifi_button.click();

Automation testing in Appium brings a faster, more precise, and reliable approach to measure and monitor the performance of applications. The tool is used by a multitude of skilled automation testers across the world. Together with the automation testing community, let’s work on creating an improved user experience in the realm of Apps.

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