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Blog from November, 2019

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Dear Sauce user, 

Our product just keeps getting Saucier! To help you quickly find issues in your tests and release quality software faster, we are happy to announce an update to our tools. The Appium server log and iOS log are now available separately on saucelabs.com. This update is available to all customers currently using Simulators.

To view the changes please navigate to a test details page, click on the view logs tab and in the dropdown you will see ios-syslog.log available. The log is also available through the API.  The additional logs will only be available for testing moving forward and not retroactively. 


Happy Testing,

Alistair Heys

Product Manager

End of support for old Appium versions

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In our continuing efforts to provide the best performing, most up-to-date platform for our users, Sauce Labs will discontinue support for the following Appium versions on Sauce Real Device Cloud:


Appium Versions

  • 1.8.0

  • 1.8.1

  • 1.9.1

  • 1.9.2-beta

  • 1.10.0

  • 1.10.1

  • 1.12.0

  • 1.13.0

  • 1.15.0-rc.1

We recommend upgrading as soon as possible to Appium Release, 1.15.0 and above


End of Support: December 20, 2019


Happy Testing!

Asaf Saar

Sr. Director of Product Management

App Center Integration

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To maximize your testing efficiency, our team works tirelessly to make sure App Center integration is ready for you to use. HockeyApp integration will no longer be available. Our newest API Integration for App Center allows you to view your latest app build distributed via App Center. After you complete a quick set up with Sauce Labs Real Device Cloud you can start testing your latest build from App Center. 

Getting Started

Get API token from App Center

To start the integration with Sauce Labs Real Device Cloud, you need to get API token from App Center. 

Follow these steps to generate the API token:

  1. Sign in to your App Center account 

  2. Go to account settings and API Tokens 

  3. Select ‘New API Token’ and Name it

  4. Generate and copy the token 

Sync your apps to Sauce Labs Real Device Cloud 

Follow these steps to sync your apps in Sauce Labs Real Device Cloud

  1. Log into app.testobject.com

  2. Create a new project/’App’

  3. Select ‘Auto-Update’

  4. Enter the API Token from App Center





Dear Sauce User,


As we continue our mission to provide our users with the best coverage for testing applications, we are happy to announce that Sauce Labs now supports iOS 13.0 Simulators. This update is supported on Appium 1.15.0This includes being able to test iPad OS.

Here is an example of selecting an iPad OS Simulator using java:

DesiredCapabilities caps = DesiredCapabilities.iphone();

caps.setCapability("deviceName","iPad Pro (12.9 inch) Simulator");

caps.setCapability("deviceOrientation", "portrait");

caps.setCapability("platformVersion","13.0");

caps.setCapability("platformName", "iOS");

caps.setCapability("browserName", "Safari");


Our Platform Configurator has also been updated to reflect this newest version.


Happy Testing,

Alistair Heys

Product Manager

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