Appium give your test the power
March 18, 2018

Appium give your test the power

Javier Cardoso | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Appium

Appium is used across the whole organization by teams which own the Android and iOS native applications. We're using it to automate large regression tests that by now we're running manually. Appium let us improve our release process duration and increase the speed of the regression phase, giving us the option of reducing the manual testing team to one person.
At the moment, Appium is working with TestObject because with these 2 working together it's possible to increase the device coverage and the speed of the whole release process with a nice quality level.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Improvement in Release Process Speed
  • Reduce the Manual Testing and Manual Testers team
  • Calabash, Espresso and XCTest
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.
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.