How To Use Selenium for Mobile Cross Browser Testing (with Examples)

Server-side vs. Client-Side Run with Appium
Server-side vs. Client-Side Run with Appium

Dear Testdroiders,

We’ve highlighted Appium here at Testdroid blog every week and primarily our focus has been in mobile app and game testing. As you know, Appium is based on the WebDriver JSON Wire Protocol and therefore works extremely well also for mobile web testing. Being a subset of the Selenium, it also provides infrastructure, platform and language-agnostic interface that is compatible with all major web browsers – also on Android and iOS.

In this blog I’ll walk you through a basic example of how to use Appium / Selenium for mobile cross browser testing using real Android and iOS devices and real web browsers on these platforms.

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Using Selenium WebDriver to Run Mobile Web Tests

Using WebDriver to Run Appium Selenium Tests
Using WebDriver to Run Appium Selenium Tests

Dear Testdroiders,

The Basics of Mobile Web Testing blog sparked some serious interest and many of you have been curious how to build a very basic script for the mobile web test using Selenium/Appium. I’ll walk you through here with the brief example how to build a simple test for your website, using real devices and real browsers. The script below follows the video example so let’s start with that one.

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The Basics of Mobile Web Testing on Real Devices Using Selenium

Basics of Mobile Web Testing Using Appium
Basics of Mobile Web Testing Using Appium

Dear Testdroiders,

Many of today’s apps utilize Internet browsers and web technologies, even those native apps on Android and iOS. The effectiveness of testing these apps varies widely among users, which frameworks and tools are used. Majority of teams that are building either solely native, hybrid or web apps use Agile methodology wherein test automation has a significant value to offer.

We’ve introduced support for variety of different frameworks since Testdroid was launched – and one of the great use case (and benefit) for this approach is the flexible use of real mobile devices, real mobile browsers and different types of apps – with the diverse selection of different test automation frameworks.

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How to Get Started with Appium (sample included)

Everything About Appium Test Automation
Everything About Appium Test Automation

Dear Testdroiders,

In case you’re interested to start testing your Android & iOS apps and games with Appium, here are the basic steps to get you up and running with it on real devices at Testdroid Cloud. Just follow these steps, with provided sample and test scripts, and you’ll see how easy it actually is.

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How to Test Mobile Website with Appium at Testdroid Cloud

As you probably know, there are a lots of similarities between Selenium and Appium. As Appium is built to test all kinds of mobile apps (native, mobile web, and hybrid) it is surprisingly similar to Selenium which only works with mobile web.

Here are 4 quick steps you need to take to get your mobile website testing up and running using Appium, and naturally using real devices at Testdroid Cloud.

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