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Appium vs Kobiton: 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 Kobiton? A mobile cloud platform that enables users to perform manual or automated testing. 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..

Appium and Kobiton belong to "Mobile Testing Frameworks" category of the tech stack.

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, Kobiton provides the following key features:

  • Automated or manual tests on real devices
  • Rich test logs
  • Public, Private or Hybrid cloud support

Appium is an open source tool with 10.4K GitHub stars and 4.21K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Appium's open source repository on GitHub.

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    What is 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.

    What is Kobiton?

    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.

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    What are some alternatives to Appium and Kobiton?
    Selendroid
    Selendroid is a test automation framework which drives off the UI of Android native and hybrid applications (apps) and the mobile web. Tests are written using the Selenium 2 client API
    Detox
    High velocity native mobile development requires us to adopt continuous integration workflows, which means our reliance on manual QA has to drop significantly. It tests your mobile app while it's running in a real device/simulator, interacting with it just like a real user.
    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.
    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.
    Magneto
    Magneto was built by Automation Engineers for Automation Engineers out of necessity for a mobile centric test automation framework that's easy to setup, run and utilize.
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