Appium is an open source tool for mobile automation. Appium is very user friendly and a powerful tool. The best part of this tool is to write test only once and then execute on different devices. This tool is also platform independent and we can configure it on different environments.
Steps to install on windows machine is as follows:
Install JDK latest version
Set JAVA_HOME variable in environment variables and give path to JDK home directory.
Add %JAVA_HOME%\bin in PATH variable.
Download the latest Android SDK bundle
Extract files and set ANDROID_HOME environment variable to sdk(E:\Android test\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140702\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20140702\sdk)
Add %ANDROID_HOME%\tools;%ANDROID_HOME%\platform-tools;%ANDROID_HOME%\platforms; in PATH variable
Open SDK Manager from the root of the Android SDK directory and install the required packages
Download and install Appium latest version.
Now start the Appium server by clicking the play button and if starts without any error then it means that your appium is configured correctly on your windows machine. If any error comes then it shows that there might be some issue while configuring the appium. So, check my other blogs on Findnerd to fix the issue.