Appium Test Framework

Bitbar Testing allows testers to use various testing frameworks to run their automated tests on against real devices in the Bitbar Testing cloud. Appium is one of these frameworks.

You can run your tests either remotely from your localhost or in Bitbar Testing Cloud.

Typically testing is started with developing tests on localhost and running them using the Appium client against a device in Bitbar Testing Cloud. Once the tests work on one device it’s time to move testing against multiple devices in the cloud. Here tests are executed in parallel against all chosen devices.

Running Appium Locally

The first thing is to run your tests as Appium client on your local computer. This is the way you typically would run your tests when your test device is connected to your computer.

The downsides with this approach is that you are running your tests sequentially against single devices in the cloud. This approach is slow and fragile to any network error.

There are plenty of examples on Github in different programming languages to help set up the environment and run your first tests.

Running Appium in Bitbar Testing

Tests can also be run in parallel in cloud. The app to test needs to be uploaded with associated tests to Bitbar Testing Cloud. Tests are run in parallel against all the chosen devices as soon as they become available. Test results are stored in cloud once they are executed and user is notified by email.

Appium with Python

Appium with Java

Bitbar Testing Desired Capabilities

Appium desired capabilities

Requirements for .ipa

Here is the procedure to create your iOS mobile application (.ipa files) to run your app in Bitbar Testing.