Appium is very similar to Selenium. An Appium test is very similar as a Selenium test: Both use the same WebDriver, and DesiredCapabilities is used the same way. Configuring an application to run on Appium has a lot of similarities to Selenium — for example, those DesiredCapabilities.
Bitbar Testing Desired Capabilities¶
In order to take advantage of Bitbar Testing infrastructure, devices and testing capabilities, additional Desired Capabilities have been introduced. When running your Appium tests from client-side some of these desired capabilities are mandatory and some not:
Mandatory: yes Description: The email registered at Bitbar Testing Example: email@example.com Java: capabilities.SetCapability("testdroid_testTimeout", 1200);
Mandatory: yes Description: The password for your Bitbar Testing account
Mandatory: yes Description: The target test type. Use one of the following value. 'android' and 'ios' are for native apps, 'selendroid' when testing a hybrid app and 'chrome' and 'safari' for web testing using the respective web browsers. 'selendroid' is also needed for older devices with API strictly lower than 17. Values: android | selendroid | ios | chrome | safari
Mandatory: yes Description: The project name that will be displayed on Web UI. See FAQs for more details. Example: Appium iOS Project
Mandatory: no Description: Project description. Example: "My first Appium project at Bitbar Testing cloud"
Mandatory: yes Description: The name given to each Test Run under a Project. See FAQs for more details. Example: Test Run 1
Mandatory: yes Description: The device name that uniquely identifies a device on Bitbar Testing cloud. (Copy the name from Web UI, as shown in the snapshot). Alternatively you can use a script to query for devices with particular properties (eg. with a python example). Example: iPhone 5c 7.0.4 A1532
Mandatory: yes - when not using "browserName" capability for browser automation Description: Specifies the Application file (.app/.apk) that would be installed on the device. The App can be given as a public URL, or the SessionId received on uploading the application to Bitbar Testing cloud. For an example on uploading App to Cloud see section this Python example. Example: http://www.example.com/MyApp.ipa Example: "abcdefg-1234-5678-abcd-111122223333/BitbarIOSSample.ipa" Example: "latest" - This option will use the latest apk/ipa uploaded to the selected project. Upload needs to be done from UI for "latest" to work.
Mandatory: no Description: Device language, identified by java.util.locale Locale ID Default: EN Example: fi_FI
Mandatory: no Description: The time Cloud will wait anticipating a JUnit XML upload after receiving driver.quit() Default: 0 Legal range: 0~300 Example: 120
Mandatory: no Description: The timeout for whole test execution (in seconds). It's configurable only, if you have active plan/subscription Default: 600 Example: 1200
Mandatory: no Description: You can use API key to authentication instead of user name and password. This is available in "My Accounts" -view. Default: none Example: e4f86ac5b94e39810f33ad4ab71850a6
Scope: Private Cloud & Enterprise only Mandatory: no Description: You can add a new Appium run as a new device run to an existing testrun by providing a testrunid. Note! New testrun is created, if there's already a run for similar device. Default: none Example: 12345678
Scope: Private Cloud & Enterprise only Mandatory: no Description: This is used with testdroid_testrunId -capability. Bitbar Testing will replace the device run data of an existing device run, if one for the same device model is found. Default: false Example: true
Scope: Public, Private and Enterprise Mandatory: no Description: This can be used to turn off Appium client's feature of finding a close match to request device. This allows the requested device name to not be a perfect match but Appium client will search for a similar device. Default: true Example: false
Scope: Public, Private and Enterprise Mandatory: no Description: This can be used to turn on/off collecting performance data with Gamebench service. The value is completely ignored if user is not integrated with Gamebench in the cloud service Default: false Example: false
Mandatory: Yes (for all iOS runs), No (for any Android runs) Description: The reason is the difference in mechanism to install ipa in Bitbar Testing compared to local case. Appium framework maps bundle ID automatically in case of local run/installation. In cloud case we must notify Appium framework about the correct bundle ID. Example: desired.bundleId = 'com.bitbar.testdroid.BitbarIOSSample';</pre>
Some desired capabilities can be used as environment variables. For example, username and password can be fetched from your local environment and don’t need to be replicated in the test script:
String testdroid_username = env.get("TESTDROID_USERNAME"); String testdroid_password = env.get("TESTDROID_PASSWORD");
See the Appium desired capabilities documentation for the complete list of capabilities available for Appium.