Alternate for Perfecto mobile

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Punashri M S
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Alternate for Perfecto mobile

Post by Punashri M S » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:47 pm

Hi,

We are currently looking to replace the perfecto mobile automation platform.
Can Ranorex provide the infrastructure for mobile automation using appium?

Currently Scripts are running.

Thanks in Advance!!

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Re: Alternate for Perfecto mobile

Post by odklizec » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:54 pm

Hi,

Basically, yes, Ranorex does support mobile testing via Appium. But it supports also native Android/iOS testing! For more details about webdriver integration, see this user guide chapter:
https://www.ranorex.com/help/v8.2/web-m ... -endpoint/
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Re: Alternate for Perfecto mobile

Post by JosephY » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:10 am

Hello,

I've been thinking about Appium for mobile automation too. How to use Appium or Selenium WebDriver to automate testing? What option is easier?

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Re: Alternate for Perfecto mobile

Post by odklizec » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:27 am

Hi,

In my humble opinion, Ranorex and its native iOS/Android support is much easier to use and in the end also more reliable, as you don't have to add another layer of complexity (Appium/Selenium server configuration). Plus debugging of tests running natively in Ranorex Studio would be much easier too.

I would pick Appium only in case I would have to run tests in native mobile web browsers (e.g. iOS Safari). Additionally, Selenium can't handle native webrowsers' dialogs (e.g. login or other popups), which is another major advantage of using native Ranorex web browsers support. So unless you don't have to run tests on Mac OSX Safari, or something similarly obscure, I would skip the idea of using Selenium for web-based apps and simply use what Ranorex offers natively ;)
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