Top 10 Android App Automation Tools

With the increasing shift from mobile websites to mobile apps, Mobile App Automation is gaining fast popularity. Android OS alone has over 60% of the market share. In this post, we will see different types of android App Automation tools.

Android App Automation Tools

1. Appium-

  • Appium is an open-source tool for automating mobile, native and hybrid applications on both android and ios.
  • It supports scripting in languages – Java, Ruby, C#, Python, etc.
  • It is cross-platform which enables code reuse across android and ios test suites.
  • Download Link – Appium Official Site.

2. Robotium

  • Robotium is an open-source tool for automating UI tests for Android applications.
  • It supports scripting in Java only.
  • It allows automation of both native and hybrid android applications.
  • Download Link – RobotiumTech Github.

3. Selendroid-

  • Selendroid is an open-source test mobile automation tool for automating android native, hybrid as well as mobile websites.
  • It supports Java language only for scripting.
  • It has a built-in element inspector that aids in faster script development.
  • Download Link – Selendroid Github.

4. Ranorex-

  • Ranorex is a paid tool for automating android, ios as well as windows applications.
  • It has record and playback features.
  • It provides drag and drop feature as well as programming using C# and VB scripts. So, both programmers and non-programmers can use it for scripting.
  • Download Link – You can download the trial version from Ranorex website.

5. Calabash-

  • Calabash is a free open-source tool provided by Xamarin.
  • It is used for automating both android and ios applications.
  • It can be integrated with Cucumber to provide test cases in Given-When-Then format.
  • Although cucumber is advised for integrating with Calabash, it supports automation in any Ruby-based framework.
  • Download Link – Calabash website.

6. MonkeyRunner-

  • MonkeyRunner is a free android app automation tool that comes with the Android SDK.
  • Its scripts are created in Jython – python integrated with Java.
  • It provides three classes-monkey devices, monkey image and monkey runner which are used for connecting with device/emulator; installation/uninstallation of the app, sending keystrokes and screen capture/comparison, etc.

7. Robolectric-

  • Roboelectric is a unit test framework for Android applications.
  • It is based on JUnit testing framework.
  • It requires an IDE – Android studio or Eclipse.
  • Download Link – Build using Gradle or maven here Roboelectric website.

8. UIAutomator-

  • UIAutomator comes with android SDK for automating UI tests for android.
  • It allows test cases to run on real android devices.
  • Being a part of android studio, it supports scripting in Java only.

9. Scirocco Webdriver-

Scirocco Webdriver
  • Scirocco Webdriver is an open-source android app automation tool provided by Sonix.
  • It works with Eclipse IDE.
  • It provides test reports with screenshots.
  • Download Link – Scirocco Webdriver Github.

10. EggPlant-

egg plant
  • EggPlant is a paid tool for automating android, ios, windows phone and BlackBerry applications.
  • It uses an image-based approach for UI automation.
  • A single script created in eggPlant can be used for different mobile devices.
  • Download Link – Download the free trial from the  TestPlant website.

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