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"It runs completely flawlessly and seamlessly every day.""It's an open-source solution with a very large community and available documentation."

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"The most valuable feature is the integration with Azure DevOps.""The most valuable feature of this solution is regression testing tools.""The solution helps improve the stability of our product. It also decreases the work of our manual quality assurance engineers.""The solution is great as a record and playback tool. It also has valuable regression testing.""Complete works perfectly with CUTE. That includes all dialogues, right-click menus, or system dialogues, etc., which are handled well.""The database checkpoints detect problems which are difficult for a human resource to find.""Customer service and technical support responsiveness are high. Everyone is very professional.""The reporting is ready to use and doesn't require any setup."

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"Configuration-wise, there is a lot of room for improvement.""Stability is an area that needs some improvement."

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"What is currently missing from this solution is better support for mobile testing.""The artificial intelligence needs to be improved.""The solution needs Mac OS support. Right now, the solution has only been developed to accommodate Windows OS.""The solution needs more training manuals or some form of online forum for learning. It needs more documentation.""The solution needs to extend the possibilities so that we can test on other operating systems, platforms and publications for Android as well as iOS.""Name Mapping feature should be clearer. Whenever I use it, I do not really know what will work and what will not work.""Stability issues occurred only when connecting to the SourceSafe. Sometimes, after getting the latest version, the tool hangs and it should be reopened in order to recover.""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."

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"This is an open source solution so it does not cost anything for licensing or otherwise.""Appian is open-source, which is not licensed."

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"This is a pay-per-use service that is not expensive, and cost-efficient if you have a small team.""The license price for a physical machine is cheap, and for virtual machine, it is very expensive.""Our ROI is about $10,000 a year.""The option we chose was around $2,000 USD."

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Top Answer: Complete works perfectly with CUTE. That includes all dialogues, right-click menus, or system dialogues, etc., which are handled well.
Top Answer: I'm not sure if there are licensing costs involved in the solution. We simply bought the product outright and started using it.
Top Answer: The solution needs to extend the possibilities so that we can test on other operating systems, platforms and publications for Android as well as iOS. Right now, Complete can test only on native… more »
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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, EvernoteCisco, J.P. Morgan, Boeing, McAfee, EMC, Intuit, and Thomson Reuters.
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company45%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company5%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Computer Software Company28%
Manufacturing Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider10%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
Media Company5%
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Appium is ranked 4th in Mobile Development Platforms with 2 reviews while SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 5th in Test Automation Tools with 8 reviews. Appium is rated 8.0, while SmartBear TestComplete is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Appium writes "A single framework solution brings greater efficiency to our development process". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SmartBear TestComplete writes "Easy set up and test creation but the test object repository needs improvement". Appium is most compared with Xamarin Platform, Tricentis Tosca, Perfecto Suite, Micro Focus UFT Mobile and Micro Focus UFT One, whereas SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Ranorex Studio, Tricentis Tosca, Katalon Studio, Micro Focus UFT One and Eggplant Functional.

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