Installation and Setup of Appium Studio for Eclipse

Install within minutes and kick off your Appium testing using real devices directly from eclipse:

Appium Studio for Eclipse can be installed in minutes, and Appium testing can begin immediately. It can be considered as a lightweight plugin for your existing Eclipse infrastructure.

Easily connect to local devices straight from the Eclipse, and start developing and executing automated tests instantly. Devices can also be accessed through the SeeTest Digital Assurance Lab for remote testing through Experitest’s global data centers.

And this tutorial is a part of our Appium Studio series.

Installation and Setup of Appium Studio for Eclipse

Appium Studio for Eclipse comes with 600 free minutes of access to these remote devices.

Click here to download Appium Studio for Eclipse and get 600-minute FREE access to real mobile devices. 

The following tutorial will assist you in installation and connection to mobile devices:

1. Installing Appium Studio for Eclipse

1.1. Installation Prerequisites

  1. Eclipse version 4.6 or higher must be installed..
  2. Sign up FREE for a SeeTest Digital Assurance Lab account.

1.2. Installation process

Appium Studio for Eclipse can then be installed in two ways:

  • Eclipse Marketplace
  • Install from file

1.2.1. Install using the Eclipse Marketplace

  • Navigate to Help ? Eclipse Marketplace within the Eclipse IDE.
  • Enter “Appium Studio” into the search and click “Go”.

Install using Eclipse Marketplace

  • Click “Install,” then agree to the User Agreement.
  • Allow Eclipse to reboot before completing the plugin installation.

1.2.2. Install from file

Install from file

  • Click ‘Add’

Add available software

  • Click ‘Archive…’

Add Repository

  • Select the zip file you downloaded

Select the Zip file

  • Select STAE (SeeTest Automation Eclipse), click ”Next”, accept the terms, and click “Finish.”

Select STAE

  • Eclipse will then reboot and complete the plugin installation.

2. Connect to remote mobile devices from Appium Studio for Eclipse

Connecting to Experitest’s SeeTest Digital Assurance Lab is next. Here, you will gain access to hundreds of real Android and iOS devices that are located at our data centers.

With 600 minutes of free trial time, you can develop Appium tests and execute them on these devices while watching in real time. Quick feedback and a detailed test report will follow. Using these remote devices will give your Appium testing improved coverage over a range of makes, models, and OS versions.

2.1. Register to SeeTest Digital Assurance lab

Your 600-minute free trial can be redeemed here. Register now and gain access to hundreds of real mobile devices hosted at the Experitest data centers!

Access to real mobile devices

2.2. Generate an access key

You need the complete cloud URL and an access key in order to gain access to the SeeTest Lab.

The access key takes the form of a username, password, and project name.

Each access key has a time limit after which it can no longer authenticate access.

Your project and password will be tied to your access key. For multiple projects, you will need multiple keys. Changing your password will require you to change your keys, as they will be invalidated.

An access key is generated each time a user is created or a user has his/her password changed.

  • To generate one manually, click a user’s profile in the Cloud UI, then click “Get Access Key.”

Get Access Key

  • The access key dialog box will then open, and your access key will be displayed in the text box.

Access Key Dialog box

If you wish to invalidate any given key, just change your password and this will be done automatically.

2.3. Configure the connection to the device from Eclipse

  • Configuration of Appium Studio for Eclipse to be used in the cloud is done by clicking the Cloud icon or by navigating to “Cloud” and selecting “Cloud Connect”.
  • There, type in your access key and this URL:

Cloud Login

  • You are now connected to the cloud.

2.4. Add ‘Mobile’ to view

  • Click ‘Window’ –> ‘Perspective’ –> ‘Open perspective’ –> ‘Other’


Open Perspective

  • Select ‘Mobile’

All cloud devices should now be visible in the “Cloud Devices” menu.

Cloud Devices

  • To test a device, select it from the menu and click the mobile device icon in the upper right-hand corner.

Check our upcoming tutorial to know how to create a project in Appium Studio for Eclipse.

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