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Appium vs. OutSystems
May 2022
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Pros
"It's an open-source solution with a very large community and available documentation.""Appium has easy interaction with mobile.""Obviously because of automation, it reduces manual testing efforts."

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"The technical support is perfect.""The flow editor is the most valuable feature. It is simple and intuitive, and it can guide you step-by-step.""One thing I like about OutSystems is that there's no lock-in. You can keep running your applications because it's on .NET and hosted centrally. That's one of the advantages I see there in terms of not having an IT strategy that has a dependency on a particular platform.""The scalability of OutSystems is very good, it scales automatically very useful for us.""I like the mobile features the most, and there are also various features around the portal we created that I enjoy.""It is easy to use.""We have no complaints surrounding both the scalability and stability of this solution.""It is a stable solution, and the initial setup is straightforward."

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"If it had more facility for configuration it would be a spectacular solution.""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.""Stability is an area that needs some improvement."

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"The integration points need to be increased. People have also started to adopt this solution for their regular needs. That means it's not only the big enterprises that are adopting this solution. There are also small and medium enterprises that are adopting it. I've read that where you have large deployments, OutSystems starts to crumble a bit. That is the idea that no customer would know at the beginning and would also not like to hit the wall there. When it is on the client, there are a lot of applications already on low-code, and then suddenly you realize that you want to do some big applications, and you face hurdles. This is the general feedback for all such platforms.""The prices should be lower. It is a little bit too high for a small market.""The solution is costly.""In my opinion, the support and the pricing could be better.""Since we first started using OutSystems, they switched their language support from Java and .NET to .NET only, which was a bit of a surprise. Their language support could be better in this sense, although on our resource side it is now a bit more flexible.""OutSystems could improve by being more like GitHub. It would be more helpful for us for division management and version control for our application.""One of the biggest areas for improvement is that every time an existing data element is modified, it creates a new data element. It doesn't really modify that particular data element. So, a user has to follow an extra step of removing the existing data element and bringing in the new and modified data element that is being added, which sort of goes into negative productivity.""There are not enough resources on the market."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Appian is open-source, which is not licensed."
  • "The pricing of Appium is fine."
  • "The solution is free."
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  • "OutSystems is a good solution, but it's not cheap."
  • "I think the pricing for OutSystems is comparable with similar solutions. I would place it somewhere in the middle. We pay for the bundle and don't pay anything extra in terms of licensing and other fees."
  • "The subscription is billed on a yearly basis."
  • "I believe they are very strict with their pricing platforms, or the pricing policies, and it changes."
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    Obviously because of automation, it reduces manual testing efforts.
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    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… more »
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    I believe they are very strict with their pricing platforms, or the pricing policies, and it changes. They have changed it from software units to application objects in recent years, and now it's all… more »
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    In my opinion, the support and the pricing could be better.
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    Overview
    Appium is an open-source tool for automating native, mobile web, and hybrid applications on iOS and Android platforms. Native apps are those written using the iOS or Android SDKs. Mobile web apps are web apps accessed using a mobile browser (Appium supports Safari on iOS and Chrome or the built-in 'Browser' app on Android). Hybrid apps have a wrapper around a "webview" -- a native control that enables interaction with web content. Projects like Phonegap, make it easy to build apps using web technologies that are then bundled into a native wrapper, creating a hybrid app. Importantly, Appium is "cross-platform": it allows you to write tests against multiple platforms (iOS, Android), using the same API. This enables code reuse between iOS and Android testsuites.
    OutSystems is the number one platform for low-code rapid application development. Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems as only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire application portfolios that easily integrate with existing systems.
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    Sample Customers
    Nuvizz, Coupa Software, Eventbrite, Evernote
    Randstad, Warner Brothers, HP, Intel, ING, Banco Popular, Thrivent Financial, Bacardi, Kent State University, Bacardi, FICO, ING, Vodafone, AbbVie, Estafeta, Siemens, Vopak
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
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    Manufacturing Company13%
    Logistics Company13%
    Hospitality Company13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Wholesaler/Distributor5%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    Appium vs. OutSystems
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Appium vs. OutSystems and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    597,708 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Appium is ranked 5th in Mobile Development Platforms with 3 reviews while OutSystems is ranked 3rd in Mobile Development Platforms with 9 reviews. Appium is rated 8.0, while OutSystems is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Appium writes "Open-source, scalable, easy to use, and easy to install with good community documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OutSystems writes "You can keep running your applications because it's on .NET and hosted centrally". Appium is most compared with Selenium HQ, Tricentis Tosca, SmartBear TestComplete, Perfecto and Xamarin Platform, whereas OutSystems is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Mendix, ServiceNow, Oracle Application Express (APEX) and Pega BPM. See our Appium vs. OutSystems report.

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