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"It's an open-source solution with a very large community and available documentation."

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"The database checkpoints detect problems which are difficult for a human resource to find.""When compared to other tools, it is very simple.""In TestComplete, I saw a conformed package of a tool that kept everybody in consistency. The team was able to regenerate further tests without having to manipulate more code because the record feature is great.""Customer service and technical support responsiveness are high. Everyone is very professional.""Complete works perfectly with CUTE. That includes all dialogues, right-click menus, or system dialogues, etc., which are handled well.""The reporting is ready to use and doesn't require any setup.""It works very fine. It is fast on almost any machine, and it is also very well organized. I like its object mapping and its capability to find and interact with almost everything that exists on Windows.""The initial setup is pretty easy and it's quick to deploy."

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Cons
"Stability is an area that needs some improvement."

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"I didn't use it very heavily. One issue that I found was that there wasn't a quick way or a button to move Visual Basic scripts to TestComplete. We have a lot of such scripts in our organization, and it would be very useful to have some option to easily move these scripts. It is currently possible to convert these scripts to TestComplete, but it is not easy. I have to write some code, but everything is not available immediately.""The licensing costs are a little bit high and should be reduced.""Name Mapping feature should be clearer. Whenever I use it, I do not really know what will work and what will not work.""There could be API interfaces with this tool.""In the cross-browser domain, it has a few snags with Microsoft Edge and Chrome; although, these problems are not critical.""If that engine could better identify more XPaths automatically and make the process more flexible, that would be better.""The test object repository needs to be improved. The hierarchy and the way we identify the objects in different applications, irrespective of technology, needs adjustments. The located and test objects are not as flexible compared to other commercial tools.""During the distribution of our regression test cases, the control IDs are not always recognized correctly."

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"Appian is open-source, which is not licensed."

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"We have a TestComplete 12 license.""The option we chose was around $2,000 USD.""Our ROI is about $10,000 a year.""The license price for a physical machine is cheap, and for virtual machine, it is very expensive.""It costs a few hundred per year, but I am not sure. It is not at all expensive as compared to other tools.""The licensing costs are in the range of $1,000 to $3,000.""The pricing is a little above average — it could be lower."

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Overview
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.

TestComplete is a powerful and robust automated testing tool for mobileweb and desktop  applications. Quickly and easily create accurate and repeatable tests across multiple devices, platforms and environments – regardless of experience level. It supports multiple languages, modern control sets and integrates with open source frameworks and tools like Selenium, SoapUI and Jenkins.

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Nuvizz, Coupa Software, Eventbrite, Evernote
Cisco, J.P. Morgan, Boeing, McAfee, EMC, Intuit, and Thomson Reuters.
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm10%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Computer Software Company30%
Manufacturing Company13%
Comms Service Provider9%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise45%
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Appium is ranked 4th in Mobile Development Platforms with 1 review while SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 4th in Test Automation Tools with 12 reviews. Appium is rated 8.0, while SmartBear TestComplete is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Appium writes "Open-source, scalable, easy to use, and easy to install with good community documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SmartBear TestComplete writes "Speed, configuration consistency, and accuracy of tests with fantastic results". Appium is most compared with Selenium HQ, Tricentis Tosca, Perfecto, Xamarin Platform and Micro Focus UFT One, whereas SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Katalon Studio, Ranorex Studio, Micro Focus UFT One and Selenium HQ.

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