Mobile Automation Tool Appium in Android and its workflow

Need of Mobile Apps Automation

1) Smart phone apps have experienced explosive growth since 2007.

2) Mobile apps are more reliable for organizations.

3) In some cases, mobile apps are the only way customers interact with their products.

4) Mobile Apps development process has become quick and efficient.


What is Appium

1) Appium is an open source test automation tool developed and supported by Sauce Labs to automate native and hybrid mobile apps. It uses JSON wire protocol internally to interact with iOS and Android native apps using the Selenium WebDriver.

2) Appium server is written in Node.js and talks to android using UIAutomator driver.

Appium work flow
1. From Web-driver, Automation Commands are sent in form of  JSON via HTTP request to Appium Server.
2. Appium Server invokes Vendor specific mechanism to execute those commands on Mobile device.
 3. Client sends back the message to the Appium Server.
4. Appium Server logs the result in the console of the Webdriver.


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