Now a days, the trend of browsing has changed a lot. Earlier, we use to sit on the system and perform various activities but now in this modern era the trend has been changed and we use to do all the internet related activities on our mobile device only. The various product based companies are now creating mobile application of their products which is more secure and faster than browsing on websites.
Browser based testing has already open-source as well as paid tools in the market but for the mobile automation testing we have a tool called Appium.
Appium is an open-source tool used for mobile automation of native, hybrid and mobile web apps. One of the biggest benefit of Appium is that this is a cross platform tool and we can write our tests across Android and iOS using the same API. Appium is a webserver and is based on Client/ Server architecture. In Appium we write our testcase in any language that use http client API because it is easier to use one of the Appium Client libraries. So, we can have our tests and machines on different machines. Appium has the language binding for the following: