Features

Python Automated App Testing

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

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

Getting Started

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


To get started, please install the following libraries:

sudo easy_install pip
 
sudo pip install Appium-Python-Client
sudo 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()

This test will start a Firefox browser on Windows in our cloud, go to Google, and search for TestingBot. It will then output the title.


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

Preparing Your App

Please see our Prepare Mobile App documentation to make sure your app will work on our emulators/devices.

Uploading Your App

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

Configuring capabilities

To let TestingBot know on which browser/platform you want to run your test on, you need to specify the browsername, version, OS and other optional options in the capabilities field.


Before
driver = webdriver.Firefox

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

To see how to do this, please select a combination of browser, version and platform in the drop-down menus below:


1. Select an OS
2. Select a device


Testing Internal/Staged 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 WebDriver 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()

Other Options

We offer many other test options, for example: disable video recording, specifying a custom Firefox Profile, loading Chrome/Firefox/Safari extensions, running an executable before your test starts, uploading files, ...
See our list of test options for a full list of options to customize your tests.

Parallel Testing

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.


Queueing

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.


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>