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Alternatives to Kobiton

Sauce Labs, BrowserStack, BitBar, AWS Device Farm, and Appium are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Kobiton.
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What is Kobiton and what are its top alternatives?

It enables developers and testers to perform automated and manual testing of mobile apps and websites on real devices. Modern DevOps and Quality environments require apps to be tested on hundreds of device/OS/browser combinations. Managing an in-house device-lab is expensive, resource intensive, restrictive and very manual. Kobiton allows for instant provisioning of real devices for testing with automated or manual scripts, and also allows current on-premise devices to be plugged in to form a holistic testing cloud.
Kobiton is a tool in the Browser Testing category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Kobiton

  • Sauce Labs
    Sauce Labs

    Cloud-based automated testing platform enables developers and QEs to perform functional, JavaScript unit, and manual tests with Selenium or Appium on web and mobile apps. Videos and screenshots for easy debugging. Secure and CI-ready. ...

  • BrowserStack
    BrowserStack

    BrowserStack is a leading software testing platform for developers to comprehensively test their websites and mobile applications across 2,000+ real browsers and devices in a single cloud platform—and at scale. ...

  • BitBar
    BitBar

    Testdroid provides a set of products for Android and iOS app/game testing on real devices. With different testing solutions, you can efficiently develop and test your mobile apps/games in agile way and achieve your business goals. ...

  • AWS Device Farm
    AWS Device Farm

    Run tests across a large selection of physical devices in parallel from various manufacturers with varying hardware, OS versions and form factors. ...

  • Appium
    Appium

    Appium is an open source test automation framework for use with native, hybrid, and mobile web apps. It drives iOS and Android apps using the WebDriver protocol. Appium is sponsored by Sauce Labs and a thriving community of open source developers. ...

  • Experitest
    Experitest

    It allows users to create and run Appium, Selenium, XCUITest & Espresso tests against real devices and web browsers. Users can create & execute hundreds of manual or automated tests in parallel on IOS & Android devices. Users can automate their cross-browser testing, perform visual testing and access advanced analytics. ...

  • Selenium
    Selenium

    Selenium automates browsers. That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well. ...

  • Karma
    Karma

    Karma is not a testing framework, nor an assertion library. Karma just launches a HTTP server, and generates the test runner HTML file you probably already know from your favourite testing framework. So for testing purposes you can use pretty much anything you like. ...

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Test mobile or web apps instantly across 700+ browser/OS/device platform combinations - without infrastructure setup.
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PROS OF SAUCE LABS
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    Selenium-compatible
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    Webdriver compatible
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    Video recordings of every test
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    Qa
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    Mobile support
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    Any programming language
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    Developer tools
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    Test local and firewalled servers
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    Jenkins integration
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    Pristine VMs
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    CI Compatible
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    Appium support
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    Parallel testing
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    Rapid environment preparation
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    Easy testing on almost any device
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    Mobile device support
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    Allows me to Focus more test automation rather than IT
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    Secure testing and easy setup
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    Easy setup with CI and fast automated tests
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    Quick support response
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    Fast and reliable to host the automated tests
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    Easy to setup and understand,
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    Easy setup and integration with Travis Ci
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    Maintained browser matrix
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    Easy onboarding, do not need to manager VMs/OS/Browsers
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    Efficient tool to verify product quality
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    Teamcity Integration and mobile testing win
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    Hany for platform testing
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    Great documentation
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    Generous free trial
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    Easy. Straightforward. Scalable
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    Great way to integrate test suite on cloud
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    Simplicity of Sauce-connect
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    Very Good, Quick, flexible Infrastructure Support
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    It's great for my QA work
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    Awesome tech support
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    Having this available for CI servers is fantastic
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    Amazing service to do cloud cross browser testing
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    Depth of integrations
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    Because of its cloud based support for appium
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    Easy setup, Works great with selenium.
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    QE support
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    Manuals are not very well versed for beginners
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    Secure testing
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    Cheaper than browserstack
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    Stable
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    Simple to set up and integrate so many browser configs
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I am working on #OpenSource file uploader. The uploader is the widget that other developers embed in their apps. It should work well in different browsers and on different devices. BrowserStack and Sauce Labs help to achieve that. I can test the uploader in many varieties of browsers+OS only used my browser without virtual machines.

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PROS OF BROWSERSTACK
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    Multiple browsers
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    Ease of use
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    Real browsers
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    Ability to use it locally
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    Good price
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    Great web interface
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    IE support
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    Official mobile emulators
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    Cloud-based access
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    Instant access
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    Real mobile devices
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    Multiple Desktop OS
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    Screenshots
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    Can be used for Testing and E2E
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    Selenium compatible
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    Pre-installed developer tools
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    Video of test runs
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    Favourites
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    Webdriver compatible
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    Supports Manual, Functional and Visual Diff Testing
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    Many browsers
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    Free for Open Source
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    Cypress Compatible
CONS OF BROWSERSTACK
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    Very limited choice of minor versions

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BitBar

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Test your mobile apps/games on hundreds of real Android and iOS devices
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PROS OF BITBAR
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    Best support
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    The most robust service
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    Best deployment options (private, public, in-house)
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    Best coverage of devices globally
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    Support for all major test automation frameworks
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    Fantastic API for Apps, Games and Web
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    Perfect setup for game testing
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    Image Recognition features
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    Test Automation Onboarding & Training
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    Great examples of Java, C#, Python & Ruby test scripts
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      Pay as you go pricing
    CONS OF AWS DEVICE FARM
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      You need to remember to turn airplane mode off

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      Webdriverio support
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      Java, C#, Python support
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      Open source
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      Great GUI with inspector
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      Active community
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      Support android test automation
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      Support iOS test automation
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      Internal API access
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      Experitest

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            Remote Control
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            Data crawling
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            Supports end to end testing
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            Functional testing
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            Easy set up
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            The Most flexible monitoring system
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            Easy to integrate with build tools
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            Comparing the performance selenium is faster than jasm
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            Continuous Integration
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            Test on Real Devices
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            Backed by google
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