Let’s see, Selandroid vs Appium. Now you will see, What is the difference in Selendroid and Appium and Which tool is better for mobile automation Testing.
Selendroid or “Selenium for Android” is a test automation framework which is used ONLY for Android apps. On the other hand, Selendroid needs the APK file of the application to design the Test Scripts.
Working with Selendroid is not easy as Appium. Selendroid also supports the Multiple Languages.
Now you will see the differences in Selendroid and Appium.
Selendroid vs Appium
Selendroid and Appium are very similar:
Both use Selenium WebDriver.
Both could be used for native, hybrid and mobile web apps.
Both could run tests on the emulator or real devices.
Both are suitable for Cloud-Based Testing.
Selendroid or “Selenium for Android” is a test automation framework which is used ONLY for Android apps. Whereas Appium is an open-source automation tool used for Android, iOS and Firefox OS .
Selendroid has multiple Android target API support (10 to 19) and it has no limitation with WebView testing like Appium which uses UIAutomator for API Version>=17.
UI elements locating is easier in Selendroid. In Selendroid, you can find UI element by its id, class, name, XPath, link text, partial link text.
Appium, for example, does not support elements locating by id (in layout *.xml file defined as “android:id=@+id/some_id”). It is because UI Automator does not support it for API<18.
APPIUM & Selendroid Compatibility
Appium supports all Android API levels but there is one limitation. As it uses UI Automator for tests running on API>=17, for older APIs you need to run tests using Selendroid.