IOS APP Automation tools

Hello friends! in this post, we will present the different ios application automation tools. We will analyze each tool and present its features and limitations.

Appium

appium
  • Appium is 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.

Calabash

Calabash
  • Calabash is 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 but it supports automation in any Ruby based framework.
  • Download Link – Calabash website.

Frank

frank
  • Frank is an open source tool provided by moredip.
  • It can be used to automate acceptance tests for native iOS applications.
  • It is based on Cucumber. So, the test cases are written in BDD style i.e. Given-When-Then format.
  • Download link – Frank Github.

EggPlant

eggPlant
  • EggPlant is a paid tool for automating android, ios, windows phone and BlackBerry applications.
  • It uses 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 Eggplant website.

Ranorex

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 drops 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.


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