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Pros
"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 cross platform ability is a great asset.""It usually saves time for application development. We write once and the code works everywhere."

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

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"We need to think about partnering with IBM because there is a need for a big data partner; someone who has machine learning and can help us connect the app to big data.""They need to take a step towards independence from the UI platform. It takes a lot of time to adapt the native controls."

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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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"Xamarin is free, or comes with Visual Studio. Therefore, it is very profitable."

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Appium
Microsoft
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.Develop native iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows apps in C#
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Sample Customers
Nuvizz, Coupa Software, Eventbrite, EvernoteCinemark, MixRadio, Sqor Sports, Storyo, JetBlue, The World Bank, Cr_dito Agrcola, Applied Research Associates
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Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company5%
K 12 Educational Company Or School4%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company9%
Construction Company8%
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Appium is ranked 4th in Mobile Development Platforms with 2 reviews while Xamarin Platform is ranked 6th in Mobile Development Platforms with 2 reviews. Appium is rated 8.0, while Xamarin Platform is rated 9.0. 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 Xamarin Platform writes "Saves time for application development. We write once and the code works everywhere". Appium is most compared with SmartBear TestComplete, Tricentis Tosca, Perfecto Suite, Micro Focus UFT Mobile and Micro Focus UFT One, whereas Xamarin Platform is most compared with Ionic, OutSystems, Temenos Quantum, GeneXus and IBM MobileFirst.

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