Testing iOS 11 devices with the latest Appium & XCUITest at Bitbar Cloud

iOS 11 devices and Xcode 9 support for mobile app testing
iOS 11 devices and Xcode 9 support for mobile app testing

We are excited to bring you the news that iOS 11 devices are available for iOS test automation on Bitbar Cloud. It’s time to incorporate more iPhones and iPads in your device list for iOS app testing that enlarges your test coverage and improves your confidence before shipping your iOS applications to end users. Sign up now and check if your apps work on iOS 11 devices.

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Upcoming Update: iOS 11 Devices Available and Framework Updates on September 13

iOS 11 device testing at Bitbar Cloud
iOS 11 device testing at Bitbar Cloud

Hello everyone,

At Bitbar, we always push the boundaries of agility and quality by providing organizations with the most stable and scalable testing solution for mobile apps. In order to bring you the best iOS development and testing experience, we will perform an iOS environment upgrade and add iOS 11 devices to our Cloud on September 13th.

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iOS 11 updates to know…

The impacts of iOS 11 on iOS app development and testing
The impacts of iOS 11 on iOS app development and testing

Happy Summer! Sadly there are about 6 weeks left till autumn 🙁

Last month we heard about iOS 11 and boy there were some good announcements! By now most of you know that when WWDC rolls around it’s a scramble to make sure your team is prepared for the changes in iOS app development and testing. Today I wanted to highlight some of the big changes that are coming and how they will probably influence your iOS app development and testing. 

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Use Appium Desktop to Boost Your Appium Efficiency

Creating Desired Capabilities with Appium Desktop
Creating Desired Capabilities with Appium Desktop

We’ve talked about this quite many times here at Bitbar Blog, but Appium has been one of the most solid open source test automation frameworks during the few past years. And despite of significant changes in Appium iOS, it seems that this framework is going (again) full steam ahead.

The latest addition is the Appium Desktop tool that enables users to work with Appium on their desktops and use Inspector for yet better analysis of their app. Let’s take a look at how to get Appium Desktop installed and how to work with it.

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Appium 1.6.3, Tips for Identifying IDs, elements, and XPath values

appium 163
appium 163

Hello!

We’ve been seeing a lot of talk from users on Appium regarding the changes that have come out of the Appium 1.6.0 release. One of the biggest changes are the Appium inspector missing with Appium.

We’ve done a lot of research and we wanted to provide you the options that are available to work around this issue. 

One of the tools that’s available that we use internally here on projects is Macaca.

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How to Access App Store from Appium Script

how to access app store from appium script
how to access app store from appium script

It’s quite common in mobile app testing that application and test script with a test session needs an access to various locations. For example, some test scripts need to access URLs, databases, back-end servers or even App Stores (e.g. Google Play or Apple App Store). With the access, test session can get, download or update certain applications from app stores before the actual test session will begin.

In this blog, we’ll take a look of how Appium test script can access Apple App Store and how to use certain XCUIElement components to assist your script with that.

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New Ebook: The Beginner’s Guide of Using Appium for Mobile App Testing

Appium has quickly become one of the most prominent test automation framework for mobile app, game and web testing. As an open source test automation framework, it drives Android and iOS apps, regardless of native, hybrid or mobile web apps, using the WebDriver protocol.

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Appium Tip #27: Using Appium for Mobile Game Testing

Using Appium Image Recognition for Game Testing
Using Appium Image Recognition for Game Testing

Appium is one of those frameworks that scales well across different use cases. For example, many of today’s popular mobile games do get tested using Appium and Image Recognition. This is extremely easy and effortless way to create tests for graphics-based content and mobile games are natural use cases for Appium Image Recognition.

We’ll take a look at Appium image recognition features, how to get started with this setup and use real Android and iOS devices from Bitbar Public Cloud.

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The State of The Art in iOS 10 Test Automation Frameworks

State of the Art with iOS Test Automation
State of the Art with iOS Test Automation

The iOS 10 has rolled into Apple devices and has already got a significant install base on different Apple devices out there. Historically, the pace has been even faster when it comes to getting the latest and greatest iOS version adopted by 75% of device users. In addition, the iOS 10 adoption hasn’t gone as smoothly as prior ones for those who use it for test automation and are using iOS 10 with their existing test scripts and assets.

In this blog we’ll look at the state of the art with iOS 10 test automation and what mobile app developers should consider when building their infrastructure and using de-facto frameworks for their test automation needs.

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Embrace Appium 1.5 with Server-Side Execution on Testdroid Cloud

Appium logo
Appium logo

Dear Testdroiders,

As you may know, Appium 1.5.x is a complete rewrite of Appium from the scratch. It is a technical re-architecture that keeps the code organized at best and makes it easier for new contributors to improve the framework. To all Appium lovers, we have made it executable on all of Testdroid solutions and you can now select either Appium version 1.4 or 1.5 to drive the Server-Side Execution for your mobile app testing.

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