Using Appium for Mobile Test Automation

Using Appium lets you conduct test automation for mobile platforms to increase coverage and relieve your manual testing headaches. It’s a powerful tool, but as with any open-source platform, sometimes it’s not so easy to get past the basics of “Hello World” and you encounter problems. XBOSoft has been using Appium for mobile test automation for several years on many projects. Some of the more common Appium issues we have experienced include:

  • Problem 1: iOS testing not supported on Windows.
  • Problem 2: Xcode 8 no longer supports UI automation.
  • Problem 3: Complicated management of devices and tests.
  • Problem 4: Unable to run simultaneous iOS simulators.

If you want to understand these problems and their solutions, click the button below to download this white paper and see how we approached solving them.