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There are two kinds of mobile applications you can test with Sauce: Native applications, and Hybrid applications. The type of app you're testing has implications for setting your test configuration options

Native Applications

This type of application is developed for a specific platform, for example, iOS or Android, using the native SDKs provided by the platform vendor, and distributed to users via the appropriate app store.

When you want to test a native mobile application, you must have the application you want to test in a location that is accessible over the Internet, such as Sauce Storage. When you set up your test configuration, you must specify the path to your location with the app capability, as described in Test Configuration Options.

Hybrid Applications

This type of application is part native app, and part website. Just like native apps, you can find and download hybrid apps using Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store. A hybrid app, however, looks like a mobile website that you would access through a browser, but in this case the browser is an embedded webview within the application that displays some HTML.

As with native applications, you must have the application you want to test in a location that is accessible over the Internet, such as Sauce Storage. When you set up your test configuration, you must specify the path to your location with the app capability, as described in Test Configuration Options.