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Varun Malik
Real User
Architect - Automation at DMI (Digital Management, Inc.)
May 17 2019

What is most valuable?

Appium is a very good tool because with its help we can automate all of the platforms, Android, iOS, or Windows, and there… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved our organization in terms of efficiency. We use this tool for one of our mobile applications… more»

What needs improvement?

This product is still maturing, so at times there are issues with its stability if your scripts run continuously for more… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This is an open source solution so it does not cost anything for licensing or otherwise.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Before this solution, I only had experience with HPE UFT (Unified functional testing). I, later on, moved to Selenium… more»

What other advice do I have?

This solution is one that you need a little bit of time and patience to learn, but once you learn it, it opens the gate to… more»
Real User
Project Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
May 02 2018

What is most valuable?

The way Appium server interacts with mobile apps is fantastic. It provides all the information about the elements inside the app, Android as well as iOS. I can interact with the… more»

What needs improvement?

It needs to accommodate applications that use React.js and AngularJS. Also, an application developed on the Unity platform, such as a gaming application, objects are moving in that… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used commercial tools like Experitest. There were a lot of limitations. For example, we had to use iOS Configuration Utility manager before using that tool. We felt Appium was… more»

What other advice do I have?

Overall, Appium is the best. It is not made as a commercial tool. I would rate Appium as a nine out of 10 because it has the flexibility, simplicity, and it is elegant. It is… more»
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VasilePop
Real User
QA Lead at a tech vendor
Aug 20 2017

What is most valuable?

Support for both Android and IOS. It simplifies the testing setup.

How has it helped my organization?

It saves a large amount of QA resources needed for doing smoke tests and sanity checks on new versions of the app on… more»

What needs improvement?

Usability. The documentation is not always easy to follow, especially the advanced setup part, where the IOS predicates… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's open source. There is nothing wrong with that.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Yes, Silk Mobile. Its features are very far from Appium's capabilities. Also, it is expensive.

What other advice do I have?

Good luck, not sure how you can do it better. It has flaws, but is still much better than any other cross-platform mobile… more»

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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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