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Appium Pros

EK
Software Engineer Lead-Engineering Productivity at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The best feature of Appium is that it allows you to inspect the element. With the Appium Inspector, you don't have to install another application to do the inspection. I also like that Appium has Android device connectivity. Currently, most people use Appium as automation software, and I haven't found any other tool that's more powerful than Appium.
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Jayanta Kar - PeerSpot reviewer
Automation and Nft Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
It's an open-source solution with a very large community and available documentation.
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RajeevSAwant - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Automation COE at Truglobal
It has great documentation and excellent community support.
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Andrii N. - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior QA Test Automation Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is stable.
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JH
Principal Consultant at Plateer
We do not need to pay for the solution. It’s free.
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ZM
Head of Solutions Delivery (Systems) at a wellness & fitness company with 51-200 employees
Obviously because of automation, it reduces manual testing efforts.
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Nandini Rao - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Engineer at Innominds
The most valuable features of Appium are the in-built functionality, which we can use in our code. For example, move back, move front, navigate one page before, and navigate one page ahead. You can do this by using the in-built functions from Appium.
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DT
Quality and Testing Services Leader at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Appium has easy interaction with mobile.
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MD
Staff Engineer - Product and Platform Engineering at Altimetrik (Deployed at FORD)
Appium's best feature is that it supports multiple frameworks.
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Appium Cons

EK
Software Engineer Lead-Engineering Productivity at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I rarely use Appium nowadays because I'm now at the managerial level, but the last time I used it, whenever I selected and clicked on an element, Appium was very slow. I tried to debug it, but I still couldn't find the problem, so this is an area for improvement in the solution. Another area for improvement lies with the connector and server. For example, the effort to get into the local machine sometimes causes the emulator to become slow, which then leads to failure in testing, and this is the usual issue I've encountered from Appium. An additional feature I'd like added to Appium in its next release is being able to do automation in iOS without using XPath and the name of the element. In Xcode, you can use previous UI tests for detecting elements, but in Appium, you have to use Xpath and the element name instead of being able to directly put the X-UiPath, which is what you can do in Xcode. In iOS as well, sometimes the element doesn't have a name or a path. Sometimes, there's also no element.
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Jayanta Kar - PeerSpot reviewer
Automation and Nft Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Stability is an area that needs some improvement.
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RajeevSAwant - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Automation COE at Truglobal
One thing which can be really helpful is that there is some kind of a recorder made available rather than scripting everything.
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Andrii N. - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior QA Test Automation Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We need some bug fixes for nested elements.
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JH
Principal Consultant at Plateer
The setup and installation were a problem for us at first.
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ZM
Head of Solutions Delivery (Systems) at a wellness & fitness company with 51-200 employees
We haven't been able to fully leverage Appium for multiple reasons. I think number one is just that the tests take a long time to run. We have had some issues around just the results themselves and how predictable they are, but those are not issues with Appium directly.
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Nandini Rao - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Engineer at Innominds
Appium can improve when the case fails, there should be a feature where you can generate the report from Appium. Once you're on a test case, automatically the screenshot should be captured which would avoid manual intervention. These features would be beneficial to migrate to Appium.
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DT
Quality and Testing Services Leader at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
If it had more facility for configuration it would be a spectacular solution.
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MD
Staff Engineer - Product and Platform Engineering at Altimetrik (Deployed at FORD)
Appium has problems with automated validations following iOS updates, causing us to have to validate manually.
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August 2022
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