Appium vs. React Native

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Appium
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
React Native
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
React Native enables users to create native apps for Android and iOS using React. React Native combines native development with React, a JavaScript library for building user interfaces.N/A
Pricing
AppiumReact Native
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AppiumReact Native
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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AppiumReact Native
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AppiumReact Native
Small Businesses
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
AppiumReact Native
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(9 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
AppiumReact Native
Likelihood to Recommend
JS Foundation
1. It's open source which supports range of languages, operating systems and languages. Well suited for Android and IOS mobile automation. Supports all kinds of apps, which makes it flexible and robust mobile testing tool 2. It is less appropriate where we need intercept network call to verify the API calls. Extensive coding experience is required to work Appium
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Open Source
We are implementing React Native framework for the development of the Front-End for the machine learning models maintenance and monitoring website. It provides meaningful error messages, and time-saving and robust tools make it a premium choice over other platforms. Moreover, it provides intelligent debugging tools and error report mechanisms. And most importantly for us, it provides the aesthetic minimal functionality to learn in order to implement it, thereby eliminating the need to work in Xcode or Android Studio for iOS or Android apps respectively.
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Pros
JS Foundation
  • It uses WebDriver API so it makes it easy to use for former web test automation engineers.
  • It can be managed via the command line via an extensive set of parameters.
  • It handles implicit waits at the server side that is especially valuable in distributed infrastructure.
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Open Source
  • Customized Components
  • State Management
  • Extensibility
  • Usage and Community
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Cons
JS Foundation
  • 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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Open Source
  • Performance is still lower than native app development (Kotlin, Swift, etc.)
  • Not efficient design-wise (if you are planning to implement some advanced design, then you should reconsider the approach provided by React Native)
  • Issues with the update to the last release of React Native
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Alternatives Considered
JS Foundation
If you're an Apple developer, you use Xcode. It's practically a forced necessity. For system testing though, it doesn't have to be. You can have your development team focus on unit and integration tests in their platform and another team automate acceptance tests with a language they are more familiar with.
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Open Source
Decision for React Native came mainly from the big popularity of the framework. Thus, we had a big base of resources we could come back to. We also used it because it is a javascript framework. Thus, we could utilize the already existing experience in javascript and web development to ensure a smoother implementation of the app.
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Return on Investment
JS Foundation
  • 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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Open Source
  • Decreased the development process time via robust and easy-to-use platform
  • Easier to debug with a provided intelligent tool as well as error-prone messages, which allows developing in a paced manner for the decreased Time-To-Market
  • Reusable code base can directly impact lead time and thereby on ROI in a positive manner
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