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Mobile Web Browser Automation using Appium

Appium supports the automation of mobile web applications. Web apps are not really the applications but they are really websites which changes its layout as per the mobile device display and feels more like mobile native application. Being a website they run on a browser which can be Android, Safari, Chrome, Opera Mini or any other mobile browser. 

Make sure Appium has been installed along with all the dependencies. If not follow the instruction mentioned here.

Script for mobile web app automation


import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.remote.DesiredCapabilities;
import org.openqa.selenium.remote.RemoteWebDriver;
import org.testng.Assert;
import org.testng.annotations.Test;

public class AppiumMobileAppTest {

 WebDriver driver;

 public void androidBrowserTest() throws MalformedURLException {

  // capabilities of the android driver
 DesiredCapabilities capibilities = new DesiredCapabilities();
 capibilities.setBrowserName("Browser"); // use chrome for Chrome browser
 capibilities.setCapability("deviceName", "Nexus5"); //update device name
 capibilities.setCapability("platformVersion", "5.0.1"); // update platform version
 capibilities.setCapability("platformName", "Android");

 driver = new RemoteWebDriver(new URL(""),

 WebDriverWait wait = new WebDriverWait(driver, 10);
 WebElement element = wait

   "Tutorial page hearer not loaded");

   "Android Tutorial page not loaded");

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