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Selenium Testing Tools Cookbook - Second Edition by Unmesh Gundecha

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Testing mobile web applications on Android using Appium

Appium drives the automation of Android applications using a UI Automator bundled with Andorid SDK. The process is pretty much the same as testing on iOS.

Appium works as an HTTP server and receives the commands from test scripts over the JSON wire protocol. Appium sends these commands to the UI Automator so that these can be executed on the app launched in an emulator or real device. While doing so, Appium translates the JSON commands into UI Automator Java commands that are understood by Android SDK. This process is shown in the following diagram:

Testing mobile web applications on Android using Appium

When a command is executed on the app in the ...

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