Mobile Testing – Android Frameworks

There are many Android testing frameworks available in the market. Let’s take a look at the top 5 on the stack.

  • Robotium − Robotium is an open-source test framework for developing functional, system and acceptance test scenarios. It is very similar to Selenium.
  • UIAutomator − UIAutomator is a test framework by Google that provides advance UI testing of native Android apps and games. It has a Java library containing API to create functional UI tests and also an execution engine to run the tests.
  • Appium − Appium is an open-source test automation framework to test native and hybrid apps and mobile web apps. Appium library functions inside the framework make calls to the Appium server running in the background which operates the connected device.
  • Calabash − Calabash is a functional testing framework that can be used for both iOS and Android functional testing. On paper, it must be one of the easiest frameworks to use and even non-developers should be able to create functional tests using it.
  • Selendroid − Selendroid is a relatively new kid on the block and can be used to functionally test your Android applications. Apparently, if you are used to Selenium, Selendroid should be an easy way to use your knowledge to create your functional tests for Android.


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Appium  is an automation tool for running scripts and testing native applications and mobile-web applications on android or iOS using a webdriver.

Appium won the 2014 Bossie award of InfoWorld about the best open source desktop and mobile software. Appium was also selected as an Open Source Rookie of the Year by Black Duck Software