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Appium vs TestFlight: 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 TestFlight? iOS beta testing on the fly. With TestFlight, developers simply upload a build, and the testers can install it directly from their device, over the air.

Appium and TestFlight are primarily classified as "Mobile Testing Frameworks" and "Beta Testing / Mobile App Distribution" tools respectively.

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, TestFlight provides the following key features:

  • Sessions- Discover how testers are using your application. Watch as they progress and take unexpected turns.
  • Crash Reports- Reported in realtime, with environment snapshots and full session activity.
  • In-App Questions- The most effective way to get tester feedback. Get the answers you need by asking questions the moment a checkpoint is passed.

"Webdriverio support" is the top reason why over 5 developers like Appium, while over 61 developers mention "Must have for ios development" as the leading cause for choosing TestFlight.

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.

Lyft, PedidosYa, and Movielala are some of the popular companies that use TestFlight, whereas Appium is used by PedidosYa, Intuit, and FOODit. TestFlight has a broader approval, being mentioned in 311 company stacks & 60 developers stacks; compared to Appium, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 21 developer stacks.

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Pros of Appium
Pros of TestFlight
  • 12
    Webdriverio support
  • 6
    Java, C#, Python support
  • 3
    Open source
  • 2
    Great GUI with inspector
  • 2
    Active community
  • 1
    Support android test automation
  • 1
    Internal API access
  • 1
    Support iOS test automation
  • 62
    Must have for ios development
  • 49
    Beta testing
  • 19
    Easy setup
  • 10
    Easy way to push out updates for internal testers
  • 7
    In-App Updates
  • 5
    Crash Logging
  • 4
    Checkpoints
  • 3
    Multiple platforms
  • 2
    Remote Logging
  • 1
    Sessions

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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 TestFlight?

With TestFlight, developers simply upload a build, and the testers can install it directly from their device, over the air.

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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
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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.
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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