Desired Capabilities

Using Kobiton’s automation settings, you can configure your test scripts using the Appium framework. The automation settings have all the required configurations you need to automate your test using the Appium framework. Here we discuss the capabilities you can use in your Appium test with Kobiton.

Generate the desired capabilities as per your test requirements and update your test script.

Please note: Kobiton always overrides the automationName setting on desired capabilities to Appium.

On Androids, if the automationName attribute is empty or has the value Appium, Kobiton will set a default value for it as below:

  • Android version < 5: automationName = UIAutomator1

  • Android version >= 5: automationName = UIAutomator2

  • other OS versions (for example, iOS): automationName = UIAutomator2

For other input values such as 'espresso', Kobiton leaves the value unchanged. Further support for other values will be added later on.

See Appium document for automationName for more detail.

Key Value Type Description
groupID Integer The default value is the group the device belongs to. The system will base it on the defined groupID to generate the automation test sessions.
sessionName String The default value is Automation test session. Name your automation test session.
sessionDescription String Describe your test session objective.
deviceOrientation String The default value is Portrait. Start testing in a certain orientation: Portrait or Landscape.
captureScreenshots Boolean Enable capturing device screen during the test session. The default value is true.
This feature is not available on Hybrid/Native app testing & devices with Android version lower than 6.0.
noReset Boolean This key is only used for in-house devices. The default value is True. System doesn't clear app data, browser's cache and history after ending session. For Kobiton cloud devices, system will always clear app data, browser's cache and history.
fullReset Boolean This key is only used for in-house devices. The default value is False. System doesn't uninstall applications that are installed in the session after ending session. If you want to uninstall apps after ending session, please use both keys {noReset: false, fullReset: true}. For Kobiton cloud devices, system will always uninstall applications that are installed within the session.
browserName String The mobile web browser that will be automated in the device. It should be Chrome or Chrome Beta browser on Android devices and Safari browser on iOS devices.
app String The location of your app; the value could be either Kobiton Application Repository or absolute url. For example: kobiton-store:123, https://rink.hockeyapp.net/apps/app_id.
deviceGroup String The default value is the group the device belongs to. Group device value could be either: ANYORGANIZATION or KOBITON. System will filter device in any existing group if you set deviceGroup to empty.
platformVersion String
  • The mobile operating system version that you want to use in your test.
  • Supports special character * (asterisk) with 3 formats: *texttext*, and *text*.
  • If there is no * (asterisk) specified in the capabilities then Kobiton will match the exact text provided.
platformName String Which mobile OS platform to use.
deviceName String
  • The device name that you want to use in your test.
  • Supports special character * (asterisk) with 3 formats: *texttext*, and *text*'.
  • If there is no * (asterisk) specified in the capabilities then Kobiton will match the exact text provided.
udid String This key is only used for in-house devices. System will filter device based on the device UDID.

 

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