What You'll Learn

By the end of this workshop you'll be able to:

  • Configure an Android emulator and or iOS simulator
  • Set up Appium Desktop on you local machine
  • Understand the drivers that Appium Desktop uses
  • Understand how the different screens of Appium Desktop work
  • Use different Appium versions
  • Connect to a local Android emulator or iOS simulator
  • Connect to emulators/simulators or real devices in a cloud service
  • Discover hidden Appium Desktop features

About This Workshop

Appium is currently the de facto standard for automating a website, a hybrid and or a native app on a mobile device. To be able to automate your application with appium, you also need to be able to inspect the elements you want to interact with. If you've ever automated a website for a desktop browser you might have seen and learned some tricks on how to inspect elements in a browser, but what if you need to automate a hybrid or native mobile application? Or what if you want to verify certain Appium commands in your script?

Well, that's when Appium Desktop comes in. Appium Desktop is an app for Mac, Windows, and Linux which gives you the power of the Appium automation server in a beautiful and flexible UI. And the best part is, you don't need to set up Appium with all it's environmental dependencies, you get everything out of the box.

In this 99-minute workshop we are going to work with Appium Desktop, install it on your local machine and explore all the options you have to make your mobile automation efforts a success. By the end of this workshop you have become an Appium Desktop ninja that can conquer the mobile automation world.


  • You have downloaded Android emulators on your local machine by using for example Android Studio which can be downloaded here. More information about the emulators can be found here.
  • If you have a Mac you've downloaded XCODE and set up simulators

Your Instructor

Wim Selles

Wim Selles

Sr. Solutions Architect

Wim Selles is a Solutions Architect for Sauce Labs based in the Netherlands. During the day, he assists customers with solving automation challenges in their organisation. By night, he practices his passion for front-end test automation with Javascript. He likes to create his own Node.JS modules to help and support automation engineers and is also a contributor to multiple open source projects that involve testing, such as WebdriverIO, Protractor, ng-Apimock and many more. Wim also has extensive experience using Appium for automating Hybrid and (React) Native Apps. He enjoys sharing his automation experience as a speaker at conferences like AppiumConf in London and SeleniunConf India, on his blog and during meetups and webinars.

What are 99 Minute Workshops?

  • Instructor-led
  • Short
  • Targeted
  • Outcomes-based
  • Learn live with others
  • Convenient
  • Included in Pro

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