Appium Vs Perfecto

In this blog, we will read about the differences in Appium and Perfecto and see which is better and why.

Parameter Appium Perfecto
Language/Support  

– Only for Automation.

– Can code in many languages. PHP, Java, Ruby, Python, C# etc.

 

 

– Provides a Cloud based architecture and GUI interface for Manual Testing and Test Automation

– Also GUI interface for Cloud Test Lab

 

Usage  

– Appium can be used to execute the test cases for Appium Only

 

 

– Tool for Functional automation

– Tool for performance automation and Real-Device Monitoring

– Perfecto can act as Cloud based mobile test lab and can be used to execute the test cases for multiple tools like Appium, Selenium, QTP, JMeter, Selenium, Microsoft Visual Studio etc.

 

 

Cost

 

Open Source  

– Expensive

https://www.perfectomobile.com/plans-pricing

 

 

Platforms

 

Android and iOS – Mobile: Android, iOS and WP8

– Web: Chrome and Firefox

Apps  

Native, Hybrid and Mobile Web

 

 

Native, Hybrid, Mobile-Web and Web

 

Learning Curve  

Since it is based on Selenium Webdriver, which is THE most famous tool for web automation, learning curve for people switching over from Selenium to Appium would be easy and quick.

 

Learning curve should be quick as the GUI interface is quite self-explanatory.
Framework Integration  

– TestNG, JUnit, Cucumber, JBehave, Maven, Ant etc.

 

– Appium, Selenium, QTP, JMeter, Selenium, Microsoft Visual Studio etc.
 

Reports

 

– Nothing is available out of the box

– need to integrate with TestNG, JUnit etc

– Extensive reporting is available with Analytics and all
 

Community Support

 

– HUDGE and big community Support

 

 

– Depending on plan, 24*7 Support

Change in Target App No changes Whatsoever required in target app  

Depending on which tool is used target app could be modified or not.

 

 

Mobile functions like Gesture, swipe etc.

 

Supports extensively Supports extensively
 

Finding Elements and their Attributes

 

UI Tool available to inspect Elements and their attributes Apply the best object validation approach (image, OCR or native object properties) for your test code.
Record and Play

 

 

– This feature is available to record the test case and generate the code in many languages

 

– This feature is available to record the test case
Device Support  

Real Devices and Emulators/Simulators for both Android and iOS

 

Real Devices and Emulators/Simulators for both Android and iOS
 

Parallel (TC’s executed in parallel)

 

Yes Yes
 

CI Support

 

Yes Yes
 

Cloud Integration

 

SauceLabs, Perfecto etc. Perfecto has its own cloud

Perfecto is more of a commercial tool which is a full package in itself with multiple options like Manual Testing, Test Automation, Cloud Test Lab, Performace and Device monitoring but it’s very expensive but Appium is an open source tool for only test automation.

  • So depending on your budgets if you need a full solution for your project then go for Perfecto.
  • if you are looking for just test automation then use Appium and use Perfecto as Cloud Test Lab.
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