Compare Appium vs. SmartBear TestComplete

Appium is ranked 4th in Mobile Development Platforms with 2 reviews while SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 8th in Functional Testing Tools with 4 reviews. Appium is rated 8.6, while SmartBear TestComplete is rated 8.6. 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 "Stable and Integrates well with Azure DevOps ". Appium is most compared with Xamarin Platform, SmartBear TestComplete and Tricentis Tosca, whereas SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Ranorex Studio, UFT (QTP) and Katalon Studio.
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Pros
It runs completely flawlessly and seamlessly every day.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 element quickly, just type some text or get some text values from the element - whether it's a drop-down, or web text, or a native element.

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The most valuable feature is the integration with Azure DevOps.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.Test items, project variables helps in managing automation suite and scheduling execution.

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Cons
Configuration-wise, there is a lot of room for improvement.It needs to accommodate applications that use React.js and AngularJS.An application developed on the Unity platform, such as a gaming application, objects are moving in that case. Interacting with those elements is still lacking in Appium. Appium doesn't have the internal library to play with the Unity platform. That is a huge lack right now.

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What is currently missing from this solution is better support for mobile testing.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.Increased performance with less memory and CPU usage.

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

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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.TestComplete now have come up with three modules (Web, Desktop & Mobile), so based on the type of product for automation, it is adequate to purchase the required module.

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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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Sample Customers
Nuvizz, Coupa Software, Eventbrite, EvernoteCisco, J.P. Morgan, Boeing, McAfee, EMC, Intuit, and Thomson Reuters.
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Manufacturing Company13%
Software R&D Company13%
Retailer13%
Comms Service Provider13%
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Software R&D Company25%
Manufacturing Company12%
Financial Services Firm12%
Comms Service Provider6%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise56%
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