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Appium

15 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 101

Micro Focus Mobile Center

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Score 10 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Appium

Appium is well suited when you need to write automation tests with low costs. It's very simple to start up, configure and run. It doesn't depend on the application platform and is portable to many programming languages like Java, Ruby, etc. If you have a team of developers and SDETs and you need to increase the code coverage simply and fast, Appium is your best choice.
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Micro Focus Mobile Center

It is well suited for companies which has geographically dispersed teams and limited devices in library. HP Mobile Center provides maximum usage of available devices on onsite, near shore and offshore models. It has distributed architecture which is very useful if your team must need physical access to device.
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Pros

  • Best part is that it's an open-source tool.
  • Supports multiple mobile platforms.
  • It supports native apps, mobile web & hybrid applications of both Android and iOS.
  • It is based on Selenium using HTTP protocols.
  • It supports most of the scripting languages like Java, Ruby, Java script, etc.
  • It can be integrated with CI tools.
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  • Remote access to real devices within your organization network as compared to public devices library offering, where their is a risk of exposing pre-production builds outside the organization.
  • "Factory built like" integration with HP ALM, HP Sprinter, HP UFT and HP Network Virtualization.
  • Ability to mimic real world conditions in a controlled environment in the devices of your choice.
  • Removed the guess work out of using emulators
  • Able to extend automation to mobile testing using HP UFT.
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Cons

  • Element browser sometimes is unreliable and has sporadic fails.
  • Appium running is a bit slow, compared to tests written with Appium and with Espresso or XCTest.
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  • I would like to see stability in connection for connected devices in case of network failure, reboots and restarts
  • I would like to see shorter support cycle for patch and updates from OS makers
  • I would like to see a dedicated HPMC support center, where users can call-in and get answers as this a brand new product.
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Alternatives Considered

Appium is comparable with Calabash because it's the only cross-platform tool like appium. Espresso is only to automate Android tests and XCTest is only for iOS. We selected Appium because it solves a lot of automation situations and gestures of the mobile apps. We've used Calabash but since it has an uncertain future we decided to migrate to Appium.
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HP Mobile Center stacks well against solutions like Mobile Labs Device Connect, Perfecto Mobile and Device Anywhere. Its native integration with HP ALM and HP UFT makes it a clear choice for team already using those solutions. HP Mobile Center also provides extension to Amazon Device Library.
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Return on Investment

  • Improvement in Release Process Speed
  • Reduce the Manual Testing and Manual Testers team
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  • Efficient use of the devices. Reduced the idle time.
  • Better control over access and user management. Testing within our controlled environments.
  • Better control of device matrix.
  • Faster testing cycles. Early design bugs to development teams. Real devices means, less guess work.
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Pricing Details

Appium

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Micro Focus Mobile Center

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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