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Likelihood to Recommend

Appium

Appium works well for well-structured mobile applications test automation that is particularly easy to leverage when different pages of the app use similar building blocks. If it takes time for some content in the app to be rendered, ask your dev team to add progress indicators and ensure they are accessible. That might be more complicated to do with Appium, though, if there's no good contact with Dev team established so you can request accessibility IDs added quickly enough when needed.Appium supports another locator strategies as well though (such as xPath or iOS class chain on iOS) but they wouldn't work as fast so you may get really slow tests.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Perfecto, by Perforce

Same test case scripts can be executed on different mobiles irrespective of operating systems and language it supports. This covers a wide range of devices (Android, iOS, Blackberry etc) on which automated testing can be performed in very less time. The test scripts are written written using keyword-based Script Once Technology. The creation of scripts are easy. It saves time and effort. Repetitive testing on each iteration would be now be less tedious. This would also allow QA to focus on quality. It would expand test case coverage in the application and finally release reliable/robust application. In all, improving the app quality.
Aswath Bava | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Appium

  • Crossdevice: With Appium you can automate tests for Android and iOS both. There is no need to learn more than 1 language.
  • Easy: It's really easy to configure and use appium; it's very useful when you're testing strategy is based on "developers write tests".
  • Open Source: It's such a nice strength of appium, because you don't need to pay to use a good tool like Appium is.
Javier Cardoso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Perfecto, by Perforce

  • Impressive UI
  • Strong support system
  • Wide variety of devices
Naresh Padmanabhan(Paddy) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Appium

  • Execution against live iOS devices can be quite slow. This will likely be improved in the near future
  • Challenging for a new user to take on without guidance from a veteran
  • Upgrading to a new version of Xcode before the tool is updated can render you suite useless, until an update is available
Brian Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Perfecto, by Perforce

  • It has a lot of room for improvements in terms of reporting and integration with other reporting and defect tools.
  • It should have the capability of capturing charts data.
  • It should be able to do some scenarios that only manual testers can do. Like - use of camera and touch ID features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Appium

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.
Randall Kelley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Perfecto, by Perforce

Perfecto has a wide array of mobile devices we can chose from. Automation is easier using OCR technology. The test script generated detailed report of the executed test script at the end with vast variety of information such as actual results, screen captures in digital format, continuous video recording of the entire script and graphs showing statistics about the execution
Aswath Bava | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Appium

  • Improved test coverage - 20%
  • Freed up manual testing resources to more important tasks
  • Application bugs/defects are found and resolved quicker
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Perfecto, by Perforce

  • Since the devices are over cloud, it saves a lot of investment on mobile testing.
  • Can be used by testers across the globe.
Naresh Padmanabhan(Paddy) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Appium

General

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

Perfecto, by Perforce

General

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

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