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Likelihood to Recommend

Appium

When testing on both Android and iOS (and who isn't?) then Appium is a great option. If there are some special scenarios that are needed to be tested like working with a device's file system or anything that might be outside of the app (maybe switching between apps while testing) then Appium may not meet all of your needs. I say that cautiously because there may be some functionality that I'm just not aware of yet or maybe coming soon that would work with this. I just haven't come across it, yet.
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OutSystems

OutSystems is extremely well suited where you require a fast time to market combined with a robust deployment process. It also provides enterprise grade redundancy and vertical scalability with SLA’s approaching those available with any other tier 1 application. OutSystems is not well suited for small scale or “cheap” application due to it’s high “per object” licensing costs and minimum license fees.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Appium
OutSystems
8.8
Visual Modeling
Appium
OutSystems
9.1
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Appium
OutSystems
8.2
Platform Security
Appium
OutSystems
9.1
Platform User Management
Appium
OutSystems
8.2
Reusability
Appium
OutSystems
9.1
Platform Scalability
Appium
OutSystems
9.1

Pros

  • Allows for a one-stop library to interact with both Android and iOS devices.
  • Appium has the backing of Sauce Labs, so there's considerable support for this library.
  • It's free! Open source with a lot of community support.
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  • They allow their customers to share information about issues and fixes to reduce downtime and obtain a wider view of the capabilities of the products through a customer posting section on the OutSystems website.
  • OutSystems also holds conferences during the year at different locations making it easier for customers to interact and openly discuss what they have learned and how they have used the product.
  • OutSystems also has resources that can be contracted to help a company get started using their products very quickly.
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Cons

  • There are a number of expected methods that are not implemented, yet. With a similar sounding name as Selenium with similar functions, people who are familiar with Selenium try to use methods that appear to be available, but give a "not yet implemented" exception when run.
  • Documentation can be confusing.
  • Setup was a difficult process. This may not necessarily be the case once you figure everything out, but the whole figuring it out process was difficult and I ran into many, many problems when I first started.
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  • Doing an online course - i.e. no help - took me some time to get the hang of navigating in the development area. Hopefully their course developers will use questions and errors from novices like me to improve the course design where needed.
  • Although the theory videos are well meant I can't wait to work through them all right now. I will come back to them later. Perhaps that's one of my mistakes. I want to get my hands dirty - NOW. I would much prefer it if the theory could be "built into" the practical exercises. But that's just me.
  • Initially I got stuck here and there, but Outsystems ALWAYS managed to assist me to get past a problem. I appreciate that tremendously. The community forum is a great help. Sometimes answers or suggestions to solve errors may take a while because of my time zone.
  • I am a bit concerned that it may be difficult to do a design model of my own. Having to figure out the data types and the detailed logic without the guidance of a designed exercise, but being a beginner I trust OutSystems has something in store for me in the "Intermediate Level".
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Likelihood to Renew

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OutSystems10.0
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It does just what we want, and I'm not aware of any good alternatives for a comparable price
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Usability

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OutSystems10.0
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The tool doesn't get in the way of developing software.
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Support

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Even during evaluation the support team still provides an excellent support experience.
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Alternatives Considered

Hard to compare Appium to Xcode and Android sdk because Appium uses them, but those are the only comparisons I could come up with to compare Appium with another product. I'm sure there may be other mobile automation tools, but none are as mainstream as Appium or with the support. You will need to install both Xcode and Android sdk to have Appium function.
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Until now I haven't found a competitor that delivered me or the customer the same benefits in changing quickly without non-logical boundaries.
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Return on Investment

  • Appium is open source, so it's free. That's budget friendly right there.
  • The ability to write mobile automation tests has saved considerable time for our manual test team, but that is true with most automation tests.
  • We use Sauce Labs with our other automation, but Appium works great with Sauce Labs, as well, if I needed to run on emulators and simulators.
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  • Like stated before until today there has been a huge boost delivering apps with little effort, but the benefits are declining if you just look at the financial side of it because of the ever-rising license costs.
  • Apart from that The ROI is about 6 to 12 months in average.
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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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OutSystems

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