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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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Telerik

Developing LOB applications to support businesses in enterprises. The enterprise LOB application is the natural ground for Telerik products. There is also room for it on the mobile market, especially when we are talking about Controls for Xamarin.On the other end, "normal" websites that need to be filled with very polished, eye-catching designs, are not a good place for Telerik products.
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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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  • Support to the developers and community growing
  • User controls for software development for Windows and web
  • Extensive (although not as in depth as it should be) documentation
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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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  • The documentation articles. There should definitely be more "real life" examples.
  • On some products, they should pay more attention on how the end users are going to actually use them.
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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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They build good components with a good UI. It is also very flexible for developers; they have perfect support. They also deliver a lot of examples where you can find out everything what you need. When you have a problem and would like to look for solution just purchase support and they will answer you within 48 hours.
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Return on Investment

  • Open-source tool
  • No negative impact as investment required only for scripting of test cases
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  • Speed of development
  • Programmers' satisfaction that they use a world class solution
  • Quality and fewer bugs
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Appium

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

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