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Appium with Pytest

Test your native and hybrid apps on a real device cloud. This guide helps you run your first test build on a real Android or iOS device on BrowserStack.

Run tests on 150+ real devices and desktop browsers

Prerequisites

  • You need to have BrowserStack Username and Access key, which you can find in your account profile. If you have not created an account yet, you can sign up for a Free Trial.

  • Python3 and Pip3 is installed on your machine.

Run a sample build

Run a sample Pytest test build using BrowserStack SDK with the following steps:

Clone sample repository

Clone our sample Git repository using the following commands:

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Set up the dependencies

Install the required dependencies by running the following command in your terminal/command-line:

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Configure your browserstack.yml config file

The browserstack.yml file holds all the required capabilities to run your tests on BrowserStack. It is found in your project’s (android/ios) root folder and is part of downloaded sample.

Set access credentials

Set userName and accessKey properties in the browserstack.yml file to authenticate your tests on BrowserStack.

Select Android or iOS devices from a list of 150+ available combinations:

Use one of our sample apps to run your first Appium test on BrowserStack App Automate. Choose from the options below:

Parallel thread #1
Parallel thread #2
Parallel thread #3

Update the browserstack.yml config file

Copy and replace the following config in the browserstack.yml file available in the root directory of this project.

browserstack.yml
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Run a sample build

Based on the devices and app selected, cd to the right project, install dependencies, and run a sample test build on BrowserStack

cd android
browserstack-sdk pytest -s bstack_sample.py
cd ios
browserstack-sdk pytest -s bstack_sample.py

After you run your test, visit the App Automate dashboard to view your test results.

Next steps

After you have successfully run your first test on BrowserStack, try integrating your test suite with BrowserStack.

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