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Why another doc on Appium?

My journey towards learning appium began with great excitement but road was quite bumpy too. Undoubtly http://appium.io/ has tons of information but it is enervating to find exact piece of information one is looking for m-site or app automation. Scanning through appium docs, stack overflow and tons of other online doc, one would be eventually able to find how to launch browser mobile browser on m-site. It took me three days to be able to launch website on chrome browser on android phone. But the struggle was worth it :-) And this was the main motivation behind writing this doc. A step by step description of how Appium could be set up to run tests on mobile site or app on a real mobile device or emulator. So lets begin learning Appium.


 
 
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Appium and Android Web test run

  • Why Appium? > WebDriver for mobile devices
 - https://appium.io/

 - Appium server written in node js exposes Rest API to interact with AUT
 - Start Appium server
 - Inspect element
 - Desired Capabilities
 - Enable developer mode on Android and enable USB debugging > https://www.seleniumtests.com/2015/05/set-up-android-device-to-run-appium.html

adb > command line tool that lets you communicate with an emulator or android device
 - Install android debug bridge https://www.seleniumtests.com/2015/05/appium-and-android-setup.html
 - adb devices

Execute Android Web test
 - https://github.com/tarun3kumar/seleniumtests


      





 
 




Appium and Android mobile app test run

  • Start appium and start appium inspector
  • Desired Capabilities
    • platformName - Android
    • deviceName - L2N0219828001013 (as seen on "adb devices")
  • Saved Capability Sets
  • Start Session
  • Scan app elements using appium inspector
  • Get appPackage and appActivity using "APK info" app
    • Install "APK info" app and open app whose appPackage and appActivity are required i.e. calculator
    • Check top section of app icon
      • com.android.calculator2 is app package
      • com.android.calculator2.Calculator is app activity
  • testng.xml file settings for running Android app tests
  • Test details com.seleniumtests.tests.mobile.AndroidAppTest and CalculatorScreen class
  • View beautiful STF test report


      





       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




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