Appium vs Ghost Inspector: What are the differences?
What is Appium? Automation for iOS and Android Apps. 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.
What is Ghost Inspector? Automated website testing. Record yourself browsing once. Replay it continuously from the cloud. Ghost Inspector lets you create and manage UI tests that check specific functionality in your website or application. We execute these automated browser tests continuously from the cloud and alert you if anything breaks.
Appium belongs to "Mobile Testing Frameworks" category of the tech stack, while Ghost Inspector can be primarily classified under "In-Browser Testing".
Some of the features offered by Appium are:
- Works on native and hybrid mobile apps
- Write mobile tests using any language or framework
- Open source
On the other hand, Ghost Inspector provides the following key features:
- Automated browser testing from the cloud
- Chrome extension for test recording
- GUI editor for test building and editing
"Webdriverio support" is the top reason why over 5 developers like Appium, while over 2 developers mention "Simple test editor" as the leading cause for choosing Ghost Inspector.
Appium is an open source tool with 9.5K GitHub stars and 3.9K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Appium's open source repository on GitHub.
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what I like about this tool is the reliability, the ability to modularize the test cases and the parallel execution