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

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"On the market, compared to everyone else, they're the top solution. They're the best solution out there that I could see."

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"Stability is an area that needs some improvement."

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"The problem that I faced was that the communication, the roles, and the responsibilities, weren't defined between Microsoft and Xamarin."

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

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Top Answer: On the market, compared to everyone else, they're the top solution. They're the best solution out there that I could see.
Top Answer: The software itself was pretty good. The problem that I faced was that the communication, the roles, and the responsibilities, weren't defined between Microsoft and Xamarin, that's really where the… more »
Top Answer: I used this solution for three years. I am not using this solution anymore, but I had Visual Studio and Xamarin installed — we were using components of Xamarin. We were trying to integrate some… more »
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8.0
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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.
Develop native iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows apps in C#
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Sample Customers
Nuvizz, Coupa Software, Eventbrite, Evernote
Cinemark, MixRadio, Sqor Sports, Storyo, JetBlue, The World Bank, Cr_dito Agrcola, Applied Research Associates
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm10%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm8%
Construction Company5%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise43%
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Appium is ranked 5th in Mobile Development Platforms with 1 review while Xamarin Platform is ranked 6th in Mobile Development Platforms with 1 review. Appium is rated 8.0, while Xamarin Platform is rated 9.0. 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 Xamarin Platform writes "Provides the right tools and libraries needed for building apps". Appium is most compared with Selenium HQ, Tricentis Tosca, Perfecto, SmartBear TestComplete and Micro Focus UFT Mobile, whereas Xamarin Platform is most compared with OutSystems, Mendix, Ionic, Apple Xcode and Temenos Quantum.

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