Installing Applications and Preparing them for Appium Testing

How to install applications and prepare them for Testing in Appium:

This tutorial is a part of our Appium Studio tutorial series and it includes the step by step procedures involved in the process of installing the applications and preparing them for Testing in Appium.

Pictorial representation of each step is included for your easy understanding.

Installing Applications and Preparing them for Appium Testing

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Step 1: To install the application, click “Yes” when you are prompted to install.

Application Installation

You may also select the application from the list in the Application Manager and then click “Install.”

Installl from Application Manager list

Step 2: Once the installation is complete, you will be prompted to launch your application.

Launch Application

Along with installation, you may also launch the application from the Application Manager.

Launch from Application Manager list

For most standard use cases, there is no need to prepare an application for testing.

Your application should be testable as it is, and this is true even for the test apps downloaded from the App Store.

However, in specific cases, as listed below, instrumentation is required. This refers to the process of running test code within the application process.

This process of instrumentation won’t require an application source code, and a compiled artifact will work fine (i.e., IPA / APK files).

Instrumentation is required in the following cases:

  1. If the application contains WebView (i.e., is a hybrid application).
  2. If the application has UI elements which are non-standard.
  3. If you require greater element identification options.
  4. If you want your test execution to be faster.
  5. If you wish to test advanced coverage features, such as camera image injection, telematics, or integration with Siri.

Our upcoming tutorial will explain all about creating Appium tests for an Android app.

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