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Appium is an open source test automation framework for use with native, hybrid and mobile web apps. It drives iOS and Android apps using the WebDriver protocol.

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What are some tools for testing Mobile web apps?

I'm thinking along the lines of a Firebug for the iPhone/iPad/Android/BB that can truly give more insight on the markup/scripts. Even when testing on the simulator/device, it's hard to truly simulate ...
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Can appium be run on windows to test iOS app?

Can I use Appium to test iOS app on Windows 7? Actually I have planned to test an iOS app, but i do not have the mac machine, will I need xcode to use appium for iOS app?
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Cucumber + Protractor : What will be good practices to maintain test data in separate file?

I am looking to see if this is possible... I am writing UI tests for web and mobile in Cucumber (using Protractor for web and Appium for mobile) and would like to store login details (email and ...
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Appium: How to find installed app's package name and its main Activity in Appium?

For mobile application automation I am using appium and in that following things are mandatory: WebDriver wd; File app=new File("Path\\to\\WhatsApp.apk"); DesiredCapabilities dc=new ...
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Getting web driver exception message while tapping list elements using appium

I am using appium 1.4.8 on mac and I'm automating native app using selenium. I am stuck in a situation where I need to tap each element in a list. I wrote below code: List allKeywords=driver....
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How can a beginner develop an automated testing framework completely from scratch?

I am completely into manual testing, I was asked by my manager to start developing an automated framework for my company website and mobile application. I am a complete beginner and have a very little ...
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When do we use appium touch action and when do we use selenium touchactions?

I'm running appium automation and my touchaction.tap from appium is sometimes failing. Should I use selenium touchactions instead? What are the differences between the two and when should I use which ...
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how to find element by xpath for android appium

Since these nodes don't have ids and text, I have used xpath to find the element but find element fails I have tried different xpaths as below but none work. xpath=//android.view.View[10] xpath=//...
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Performance for WebDriver vs AndroidDriver vs iOSDriver

I initially wrote a few selenium scripts to test my web application. The scripts use RemoteWebDriver call for initialising web driver. I now wanted to run the same scripts to test the web application ...
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Learning myself or getting certified?

I explored following tools: Selenium web-driver, Appium by myself (current company supports me to learn) with help of StackOverflow (you guys) and with my effort. But my question is: is it good ...
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What should I learn next as QA

I have been working as a software tester for the last 4 years. I have the following skills and day job experience: 1 - Manual Testing of websites & Mobile Applications. 2 - Automation using ...
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Suggest some Android and iPhone mobile app automation tools [closed]

Please suggest me some tools for Android and iPhone app automation testing. I have searched some, like - Appium, Calabash, MonkeyTalk, Selendroid, Robotium, etc. I am confused to choose any one from ...
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What are my options in testing iOS devices, for free?

I am very new to ios automation test and I plan to use Appium and selenium grid for parallel tests. according to apple, when testing it in a real device i have to have a developer id which costs 99 ...
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Is there a tool to test Videos in a Mobile App

I am working on a Mobile App project and I am particularly focused on the Video module of it. Scenario I am looking to Automate. is there a open source tool that can do this Scroll Down to the Video ...
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Appium : Best way to automate e-Signature scenario using Appium?

How to Automate e-Signature? I am trying to automate e-Signature scenario for iOS and android application. Anyone implemented same using Appium? Workaround : I tried to automate e-Signature using ...
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Verify if selenium tests are running on real devices or emulators

If I use any cloud provider (eg SauceLabs, AWS Device Farm etc) for testing my native android and iOS apps, is there a way to determine if the test was being run on a real device or an emulator. I ...
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Can't find the element of a toast message because it disappears immediately

I am trying to add an assertion on the shown toast message in my scenario, Is there a way to stop the screen to find the element of a toast message?
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Unable to launch Safari on iOS using Appium

I am automating some tests a real device (iOS) using Appium and Cucumber. My idea is to do the following steps: Open the app Do some tasks Launch Safari Navigate to a website, lets say google.com for ...
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how to do a Testing on an Already Installed Android application using Appium + Selenium ?

is there any way to test an application which is already installed For Eg. i want to test the calculator or google map application ? my Current Appium version is 1.3.4.1
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Android Studio and Appium

I am trying to learn Appium for a new project. I read through the manuals and the official documentation and I have one question. Most of the tutorials seem to focus on Eclipse + Android SDK +Appium....
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Unable to launch uiautomatorviewer in mac os high sierra

While clicking on UI-automatorviewer I'm getting below error: /Users/XXXX/Library/Android/sdk/tools/bin/uiautomatorviewer ; exit; -Djava.ext.dirs=/Users/bigdaddy/Library/Android/sdk/tools/lib/x86_64:/...
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Sikuli and Appium

Is it advisable to use Sikuli along with Appium ? I tried finding an image after launching app on device using Appium, but sikuli returned an error saying "cannot find img/x.png on the screen".
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Appium vs Espresso for Android Automated Testing

For last few weeks, I was using appium(python) for android testing but yesterday we have decided to shift to Expresso(Java) for automated testing. There are couple of reasons why we are making this ...
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Appium is get an error "unable to create new remote session"

I'm Working in appium. previously, my code doesn't work in above 5.o WheN I changed its working fine. android version. driver = new AndroidDriver(new URL("http://192.168.1.2:4723/wd/hub"), ...
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Setting appium to run test on iOS device

Please help me for my setting in appium, I cant launch and display appium inspector on ios, but my setting for android already working and fine use macOS- Sierra appium 1.5.3 iphone iOS 10.2 ...
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Is there a name for automated tools that work from screenshots like Sikuli or Monkeyrunner with tools like Selenium?

I have a list of GUI testing tools, and I want to separate the tools that are 'based on screenshots' like Sikuli or Monkeyrunner that others that interact directly with the elements of SUT, like ...
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Unable to scroll and click, as element is not visible in selenium with native android mobile application

I am working with selenium 2.53 , Java 1.8 , Appium 1.5.3 for automation of Native mobile applications. Now i have a condition where length of page is too large and i have to click at the bottom of ...
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Why does Appium sign the .apk? Is there any benefit?

I've been using Appium for automation in Android, I always was surprised for the resigning of the apk. This signing only has caused problems to me, and I cannot see any advantage of this 'feature'. ...
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Unable to run Appium Version 1.3.6-(Ophiuchus) on Yosemite for Testing Android App on real device

These are my settings: My SDK path: -/usr/local/adt-bundle-mac-x86_64-20140702/sdk My APK path -/usr/local/adt-bundle-mac-x86_64-20140702/sdk/platform-tools/Setmore.apk Given Package name, Launch ...
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Can Appium automate the In App Purchase flow on iOS?

Making an In-App Purchase (IAP) on iOS brings an Apple alert and puts the application into the background. If I use the Appium framework for automation, will I be able to interact with these prompts? ...
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Mobile application testing

I am new to "Mobile application testing" and I googled and got appium and selandroid. I want to learn mobile application testing and I have experience selenium webdriver with java. Queries are: I ...
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How to resolve "Original error: Unable to launch WebDriverAgent because of xcodebuild failure: xcodebuild failed with code 65"? [closed]

Environment: iOS version : 10.2.1 Mac iOS Version : 10.12 [macOS Sierra] Appium : 1.1.0-beta.2 Question: Background : I am trying to automate iOS app. I followed process to setup required for iOS ...
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What is the difference between selenium vs appium webdriver?

When exploring automation for Android with running appium server, I noticed using selenium webdriver my code works fine. In a previous example, I saw appium driver for ios automation. So what is the ...
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Which language to choose for Appium - Python or Java?

We have an iOS application (written with Obj-C and now starting to incorporate Swift) that we want to write tests for using Appium. Our test team comprises of people who have little programming ...
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Android App testing with appium

I am testing android app using appium. Everything is working fine but I want to know as tester that how can I get below parameters of APK : 1 - app-package 2 - app-activity If you are using appium ...
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How to set app path for android using Appium on a mac

I wish to know how to set the app path for an android app on my mac. For iOS you can download the app and then in the desired capabilities you can provide the path. I can't download the android ...
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Windows automation testing to check whether the scores are matching or not

Currently, I'm working in windows based application. I want to do automation testing for my windows application. I start with sikuli tool, but it is just comparing the images. My application is a ...
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Nested explicit wait does not work in Appium

For example, I'm sending a message. While it's being sent to the recipient it has the resource-id "pending_indicator". When it is delivered, it has the resource-id "delivered_indicator". So, I'm ...
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Setup appium for Android on Mac osx 10.8.5

I am new to mobile testing. I want to configure appium for testing android applicaiton on Mac machine. Can someone provide the steps to do. And I want to using with selenium webdriver using Java.
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How do you handle your automation deadlines if Appium/iOS/Android versions keeps updating and these updates have issues?

How do you handle your automation deadlines if Appium/iOS/Android versions keeps updating and these updates have issues? Do you test with the old versions for your deadlines or test with the updated ...
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How to create android Emulator using command line

I have done it using Android studio On android professional site commands are not clearly mentioned There is lot of confusion Below is the following command: android create avd -n -t --skin ...
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Integration of STB tester with appium

I want to integrate STB tester with Appium so that I can automate video validation test cases of my app. Could anyone give me some tips where to start? I have setup STB tester and Appium. What steps ...
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When I tried to install opencv4nodejs I am getting an error

I am new to appium using javascript and to install appium I am following this link Setting up appium with javascript So when I installed appium-doctor and ran it I got an error. info AppiumDoctor ...
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Appium | Getting error when using .click or sendkeys

I'm looking to start automation of a mobile application. I went through Appium related articles and most of them suggest to use Appium with Javascript. I explored online and setup appium and my code ...
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Page Object Model: need help with tests that uses more than 1 page object - Appium-Java-TestNG

I have a framework based on POM model. I am able to write test that only uses elements from 1 page but when I need to access elements from another page tests fail because I think it uses the wrong ...
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iOS Mobile App Testing on Windows

I am taking my first dive into testing a mobile app. It will be available to iOS and Android. I've been searching for a way to test and automate iOS without having an actual iPhone or any other Mac ...
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Automating Embedded Webviews in a MAC OSX Native application

I have a MAC OSX native application. Some of the screens in this application is using Webviews. My specific requirement is to automate this view using Selenium. Questions that I have: Is it really ...
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How does appium work on parallel tests?

I am new to mobile app testing. I am trying to understand how appium works. Basically i need to run tests parallel in both android and ios. But the scripts are written in C#. How would this be ...
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Android application not launching with Appium

I have downloaded the latest Appium Desktop to inspect the different elements for automating an app. I was able to launch the calculator app on my Android phone but was unable to launch an app that I ...
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How to locate or write Xpath for an element of an Hybrid app which has only class and no other attribute

I am new to mobile automation and Appium and unable to find a way to get xpath or locate an element, getting following node details in uiautomatorviewer: index:0 text: resourceid: class: android.view....

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