Keynote Blends Appium to Connect QA and Developers

By CIOReview | Wednesday, July 8, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Keynote is incorporating Appium into its mobile testing platform to accelerate the mobile application lifecycle and improve quality.

Appium is an open source test automation framework that can be used with native, hybrid and mobile web apps. It advances iOS and Android apps using the WebDriver protocol. The WebDriver protocol is a platform and language-neutral interface associated wire protocol that allows programs or scripts to introspect into and control the behavior of a web browser. The WebDriver API is primarily intended to allow developers to write tests that automate a browser from a separate controlling process and also implement in-browser scripts to control a possibly separate browser.

The integration will bridge the gap between quality assurance (QA) experts and developers automating unit tests thus allowing app makers to improve the quality of apps. A high-fidelity interactive mobile testing environment will be paired with a common automated scripting test framework to run tests across real devices.

The new platform will allow organizations to test mobile browsers and operating systems on smart phones, tablets and wearables that are deployed in the Keynote Mobile Testing Cloud, reports Saleha Riaz for Mobile World Live.

Organizations can publish new features more rapidly as development teams can use a programming language of their choice, share test assets and reproduce results more consistently.

“With the Appium integration, we’re working to close the gap between quality assurance and developers through an open approach that can be utilized throughout the organization, ultimately shortening the application lifecycle with no compromise to quality,” says Howard Wilson, Executive VP,Commercial Operations,Keynote.