What is new in Appium 1.6.0

What's new in Appium 1.6 ?

  • UiAutomator 2

With release of appium 1.6.0 , appium has started using UiAutomator 2

Till now appium was primarily dependent on Google's UiAutomator framework as the primary way of automating native Android apps.

To use UiAutomator 2, you can specify

automationName: uiautomator2

in your desired capabilities and try out the new driver.

Prerequisites: This module should support from Android 5.0 (API Level 20) and above

For more info, check out the wiki article here: https://github.com/appium/appium-uiautomator2-server/wiki

  • XCUITest

Appium has added support for Apple's new XCUITest framework. When you specify a platformVersion of 10 or higher in Capabilities Builder, Appium automatically uses the XCUITest automation backend.

If you want to run your iOS test on version 9.3, then you need to specify

automationName: XCUITest

in your desired capabilities.

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