Features

Python Automated App Testing

Let's start with making sure Python is available on your system.

For Windows:
For Linux/macOS:
  • Run python --version to see which Python version is currently installed, make sure it is 2.5.X or above.
  • macOS, Ubuntu and most other Linux distros come with Python pre-installed.

Installation

With TestingBot you can easily run automated tests with Python against your mobile app.


To get started, please install the following libraries:

easy_install pip
pip install Appium-Python-Client
pip install selenium

Real Device Example



Below is a Python Example, this will download and install our sample app (a calculator), add numbers to two input fields and show the sum of the two numbers:

from appium import webdriver
from appium.webdriver.common.mobileby import MobileBy
from selenium.webdriver.support.ui import WebDriverWait
from selenium.webdriver.support import expected_conditions as EC
import time

desired_caps = {
    "deviceName": "Galaxy S8",
    "platformName": "Android",
    "version" : "9.0",
    "app": "https://testingbot.com/appium/sample.apk",
    "realDevice": true
}

driver = webdriver.Remote("http://key:secret@hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub", desired_caps)

inputA = WebDriverWait(driver, 30).until(
    EC.element_to_be_clickable((MobileBy.ACCESSIBILITY_ID, "inputA"))
)
inputA.send_keys("10")

inputB = WebDriverWait(driver, 30).until(
    EC.element_to_be_clickable((MobileBy.ACCESSIBILITY_ID, "inputB"))
)
inputB.send_keys("5")

sum = WebDriverWait(driver, 30).until(
    EC.element_to_be_clickable((MobileBy.ACCESSIBILITY_ID, "sum"))
)

if sum!=None and sum.text=="15":
  assert True
else:
  assert False

driver.quit()
from appium import webdriver
from appium.webdriver.common.mobileby import MobileBy
from selenium.webdriver.support.ui import WebDriverWait
from selenium.webdriver.support import expected_conditions as EC
import time

desired_caps = {
    "deviceName": "iPhone XR",
    "platformName": "iOS",
    "version" : "12.1",
    "app": "https://testingbot.com/appium/sample.ipa",
    "realDevice": true
}

driver = webdriver.Remote("http://key:secret@hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub", desired_caps)

inputA = WebDriverWait(driver, 30).until(
    EC.element_to_be_clickable((MobileBy.ACCESSIBILITY_ID, "inputA"))
)
inputA.send_keys("10")

inputB = WebDriverWait(driver, 30).until(
    EC.element_to_be_clickable((MobileBy.ACCESSIBILITY_ID, "inputB"))
)
inputB.send_keys("5")

driver.quit()

Simulator/Emulator Example



Below is a Python Example, this will download and install our sample app (a calculator), add numbers to two input fields and show the sum of the two numbers:

from appium import webdriver
from appium.webdriver.common.mobileby import MobileBy
from selenium.webdriver.support.ui import WebDriverWait
from selenium.webdriver.support import expected_conditions as EC
import time

desired_caps = {
    "deviceName": "Nexus 7",
    "platformName": "Android",
    "version" : "7.1",
    "app": "https://testingbot.com/appium/sample.apk"
}

driver = webdriver.Remote("http://key:secret@hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub", desired_caps)

inputA = WebDriverWait(driver, 30).until(
    EC.element_to_be_clickable((MobileBy.ACCESSIBILITY_ID, "inputA"))
)
inputA.send_keys("10")

inputB = WebDriverWait(driver, 30).until(
    EC.element_to_be_clickable((MobileBy.ACCESSIBILITY_ID, "inputB"))
)
inputB.send_keys("5")

sum = WebDriverWait(driver, 30).until(
    EC.element_to_be_clickable((MobileBy.ACCESSIBILITY_ID, "sum"))
)

if sum!=None and sum.text=="15":
  assert True
else:
  assert False

driver.quit()
from appium import webdriver
from appium.webdriver.common.mobileby import MobileBy
from selenium.webdriver.support.ui import WebDriverWait
from selenium.webdriver.support import expected_conditions as EC
import time

desired_caps = {
    "deviceName": "iPhone 8",
    "platformName": "iOS",
    "version" : "12.1",
    "app": "https://testingbot.com/appium/sample.zip"
}

driver = webdriver.Remote("http://key:secret@hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub", desired_caps)

inputA = WebDriverWait(driver, 30).until(
    EC.element_to_be_clickable((MobileBy.ACCESSIBILITY_ID, "inputA"))
)
inputA.send_keys("10")

inputB = WebDriverWait(driver, 30).until(
    EC.element_to_be_clickable((MobileBy.ACCESSIBILITY_ID, "inputB"))
)
inputB.send_keys("5")

driver.quit()

Make sure to always stop your test (driver.quit()), otherwise it will continue running, leading to a timeout.

Uploading Your App

Please see our Upload Mobile App documentation to find out how to upload your app to TestingBot for testing.

Specify Browsers & Devices

To run your existing tests on TestingBot, your tests will need to be configured to use the TestingBot remote machines. If the test was running on your local machine or network, you can simply change your existing test like this:


Before:
driver = webdriver.Firefox

After:
driver = webdriver.Remote(command_executor='http://key:secret@hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub', desired_capabilities=desired_caps)

To let TestingBot know on which device you want to run your test on, you need to specify the deviceName, version, platformName and other optional options in the capabilities field.


1. Select a Device Type
2. Select a Device Name


Testing Internal Websites

We've built TestingBot Tunnel, to provide you with a secure way to run tests against your staged/internal webapps.
Please see our TestingBot Tunnel documentation for more information about this easy to use tunneling solution.


The example below shows how to easily run a Python test with our Tunnel:


1. Download our tunnel and start the tunnel:

java -jar testingbot-tunnel.jar key secret

2. Adjust your test: instead of pointing to 'hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub' like the example above - change it to point to your tunnel's IP address.
Assuming you run the tunnel on the same machine you run your tests, change to 'localhost:4445/wd/hub'. localhost is the machine running the tunnel, 4445 is the default port of the tunnel.


This way your test will go securely through the tunnel to TestingBot and back:


from appium import webdriver
from appium.webdriver.common.mobileby import MobileBy
from selenium.webdriver.support.ui import WebDriverWait
from selenium.webdriver.support import expected_conditions as EC
import time

desired_caps = {
    "deviceName": "iPhone 8",
    "platformName": "iOS",
    "version" : "11.4",
    "app": "https://testingbot.com/sample.zip"
}

driver = webdriver.Remote("http://key:secret@localhost:4445/wd/hub", desired_caps)

inputA = WebDriverWait(driver, 30).until(
    EC.element_to_be_clickable((MobileBy.ACCESSIBILITY_ID, "inputA"))
)
inputA.send_keys("10")

inputB = WebDriverWait(driver, 30).until(
    EC.element_to_be_clickable((MobileBy.ACCESSIBILITY_ID, "inputB"))
)
inputB.send_keys("5")

driver.quit()

Run tests in Parallel

Parallel Testing means running the same test, or multiple tests, simultaneously. This greatly reduces your total testing time.

You can run the same tests on all different browser configurations or run different tests all on the same browser configuration.
TestingBot has a large grid of machines and browsers, which means you can use our service to do efficient parallel testing. It is one of the key features we provide to greatly cut down on your total testing time.


To run tests in parallel, we recommend using Nose and MultiProcessing, which makes it very easy to run multiple Python tests simultaneously:

pip install nose==0.11
pip install multiprocessing

nosetests --processes=<number_of_processes>

Queuing

Every plan we provide comes with a limit of concurrent VMs (how many tests you can run in parallel).
For example: if you have a plan with 5 concurrent VMs, it is possible to start more tests.
TestingBot will queue the additional tests and run the tests as soon as slots become available.

Mark tests as passed/failed

As TestingBot has no way to dermine whether your test passed or failed (it is determined by your business logic), we offer a way to send the test status back to TestingBot. This is useful if you want to see if a test succeeded or failed from the TestingBot member area.


You can use our Python API client to report back test results.

tb = testingbotclient.TestingBotClient(key, secret)
tb.tests.update_test(self.driver.session_id, status_message=.., passed=1|0, build=.., name=..)

Preparing your App

You do not need to install any code or plugin to run a test.
Below are some things that are necessary to successfully run a mobile test:


For Android:
  • Please supply the URL to your .apk or .aab file.
    Important: the .apk file needs to be a x86 build (x86 ABI) for Android emulators.

For iOS Real Device:
  • Please supply the URL to an .ipa file.

For iOS Simulator:
  • Please supply the URL to a .zip file that contains your .app
  • The .app needs to be an iOS Simulator build:
    • Create a Simulator build:
      xcodebuild -sdk iphonesimulator -configuration Debug
    • Zip the .app bundle:
      zip -r MyApp.zip MyApp.app

Additional Options

Appium provides a lot of options to configure your test.

Some important options that might help:


For Android:
  • appActivity and appPackage: by default, Appium will try to extract the main Activity from your apk. If this fails, you can supply your own with these options.
  • chromeOptions: additional chromedriver options you can supply.
  • otherApps: a JSON array of other apps that need to be installed, in URL format.

For Android & iOS:
  • locale: the language of the simulator/device (ex: fr_CA)
  • newCommandTimeout: How long (in seconds) Appium will wait for a new command from the client before assuming the client quit and ending the session