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The Sauce Labs real device cloud provides you with the option to run Espresso, Robotium, XCUITest or Appium automated tests for testing mobile applications and websites on mobile browsers. Check out the Sauce Labs sample test frameworks repo on GitHub for examples of test setups for all three on both iOS and Android devices. For an introduction to Appium testing, check out Appium Bootcamp by Dave Haeffner and Matthew Edwards.
Running Your Tests on Sauce Labs Legacy Real Device Cloud (app.testobject.com)
What You'll Need
- Set up your project
Have your test scripts that you want to run
Know if your app is designed to run on internal or otherwise restricted networks. If it does, use Sauce Connect Proxy to connect. For more information, see Sauce Connect Proxy Setup for Real Device Cloud.
Creating Test Projects and Running Your Tests
- Log into your account.
- Go to the Apps dashboard and select the project you want to test.
- In the project dashboard, click Automated Testing.
- Select the type of automated test you want to run.
For application tests, the options are Robotium, Espresso, XCUITest or Appium, while the only mobile website testing option is Appium.
Running Your Tests on Sauce Labs Unified Platform (app.saucelabs.com)
Unified Platform Beta
The information in this topic is for our Unified Platform, Phase 1, Beta users only. Unified Platform allows execution of Appium test automation, against the Real Device Cloud, using the same endpoints and API as used against Emulators and Simulators.
Please contact your customer success Manager if you are interested in joining the Unified Platform Beta
Unified Platform Supported Use Cases
Sauce Labs Unified Platform is a unification of the Sauce Labs Virtual Platform (app.saucelabs.com) and Sauce Labs Legacy Real Device Platform (app.testobject.com), under one platform - app.saucelabs.com, allowing customers to use the best of both worlds, Virtual Platforms like Emulators and Simulators, Desktop Web and Real Devices, under one unified platform, including shared APIs, endpoints, reporting, secure tunnels, analytics, etc.
The following use cases are support for the Unified Platform, Phase 1:
You would like to execute Appium tests against a private real device hosted in the US, using your Sauce Labs username and access key
You would like to use Sauce Storage, for Appium testing, as you usually do for Emulators and Simulators tests
You would like to analyze Appium test executions, on Sauce Labs Dashboard (Dashboard / Automated Tests), similar to the way you do it for Desktop and Emulators and Simulators
You would like to consume Real Device Cloud (RDC) API similar to the way you do for Emulators and Simulators (with applicable RDC settings)
Unified Platform Endpoints
- UP RDC Appium endpoint: https://ondemand.us-west-1.saucelabs.com
- UP RDC Sauce Connect endpoint: