Hey there, folks! Let’s observe Appium — one of the most used Mobile App test automation tools. This blog post will dive headfirst into this fantastic framework, making waves in the mobile testing scene. Whether you are an aspiring app developer or someone interested in mobile app test automation, this blog post is a perfect read for you.
Mobile app testing is essential for ensuring the quality of mobile applications. However, manual mobile app testing can be time-consuming and error-prone. Appium is an open-source test automation framework that can help you automate your mobile app tests. It is used for automating native, mobile web, and hybrid applications on iOS and Android platforms. Its beauty lies in allowing you to use the same API to write tests for multiple platforms, thus promoting code reusability.
In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of Appium and how to use it to automate your mobile app tests. We will also provide tips and tricks to help you start with Appium.
How does Appium work?
Appium works by creating a session between the Appium server and the mobile device. The Appium server is a web server that runs on your computer. The mobile device can be a real device, an emulator, or a simulator.
Once the session is created, you can send commands to the mobile device through the Appium server. These commands can be used to interact with the app’s UI, such as clicking on buttons, entering text, and swiping.
Appium operates on a client-server architecture:
- Server: Appium runs as a server on your test machine. This server uses the WebDriver protocol to receive requests from the client, which are your test scripts.