- Getting Started with Selenium for Automated Website Testing
- Getting Started with Appium for Mobile Native Application Testing
- Selenium Bootcamp by Dave Haeffner
- Appium Bootcamp by Dave Haeffner and Matthew Edwards
This topic includes tips and examples of how to configure your mobile native application tests with Appium. For more detailed descriptions about the capabilities of Appium tests, check out the Server Capabilities section of the official Appium website. All examples are for Java, but you can use the Platform Configurator to set the capabilities in the language of your choice.
Mobile Native Application Test Configuration Tips
If you omit the
appiumVersion in your test configuration, your test will be running with our default Appium version. Sauce recommends that you specify one of the newer Appium versions that provides a more extended API and fixes to known bugs.
Checking the Appium Version for Your Test
- Log in to saucelabs.com.
- Find and select the test that you ran using Appium to view the Test Details page.
- Click the Metadata tab.
- Look for the Logs row and select Appium Log.
The first line should indicate the Appium version. For example,
2014-05-05T17:45:07.541Z - info: Welcome to Appium v1.3.6.
Setting Browser Name
When testing a native mobile application, the value for
browserName is an empty string, as in
Setting the Location of the Mobile App
If the application you want to test has been uploaded to a location other than Sauce Storage, you need to specify this location for
app, and make sure that this location is accessible to Sauce Labs browsers. For example,
Setting automationName for Android Apps
If you're testing a native mobile app against Android versions 4.0 - 4.1, or a hybrid mobile against Android versions 4.0 - 4.2, you need to set the capability
"automationName","selendroid". These Android versions are only supported via Appium’s bundled version of Selendroid, which utilizes Instrumentation. Later versions of Android are supported via Appium’s own UiAutomator library.
Enabling Location Services for iOS Devices
If you want to enable location services in an iOS simulator, for example to test GPS-dependent applications, you should set these desired capabilities in your Appium script: