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Appium is the #5 ranked solution in our list of top Mobile Development Platforms. It is most often compared to Tricentis Tosca: Appium vs Tricentis Tosca

What is Appium?
Appium is an open-source tool for automating native, mobile web, and hybrid applications on iOS and Android platforms. Native apps are those written using the iOS or Android SDKs. Mobile web apps are web apps accessed using a mobile browser (Appium supports Safari on iOS and Chrome or the built-in 'Browser' app on Android). Hybrid apps have a wrapper around a "webview" -- a native control that enables interaction with web content. Projects like Phonegap, make it easy to build apps using web technologies that are then bundled into a native wrapper, creating a hybrid app. Importantly, Appium is "cross-platform": it allows you to write tests against multiple platforms (iOS, Android), using the same API. This enables code reuse between iOS and Android testsuites.
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Appium Customers
Nuvizz, Coupa Software, Eventbrite, Evernote
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What users are saying about Appium pricing:
  • "Appian is open-source, which is not licensed."

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Jayanta Kar
Automation and Nft Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
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Open-source, scalable, easy to use, and easy to install with good community documentation

What is our primary use case?

We use Appium and Appium Studio as our base for any type of mobile automation. We are using Appium on-premises for scripting purposes. Our automation testers download Appium for their scripting.

Pros and Cons

  • "It's an open-source solution with a very large community and available documentation."
  • "Stability is an area that needs some improvement."

What other advice do I have?

Appium, Appium Studio, and Appium Inspector are from the same product family. Appium is the biggest user base that we have today in terms of open-source. It's not difficult to find a solution when we talk about the maintenance of the scripts. If you are looking for fast scripting and self-healing features, there are other solutions available that you have to pay for. I would definitely recommend it in cases where you are using integration automation, you have a relaxed timeline, and stability is the main factor. I would rate Appium an eight out of ten.
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