Installation and configuration of Appium and Android tools

In this topic, let us take a look at what tools you will need to install to be able to work with Android automation.

Below is the list of tools you will need for automation.

  1. Appium server
  2. Android SDK
  3. Java JDK and JRE
  4. Maven
  5. Java IDE (Eclipse or Intellij IDEA)
  6. Android Mobile phone (I am using Samsung Duos)

Once you install above tools, ensure that update path variable on your windows system to include all tools as mentioned below.

  1. JDK tools
  2. Maven tools
  3. Android SDK tools and platform tools

Sample path might look like “G:\apache-maven-3.2.3\bin;F:\selenium;D:\android\bin;D:\android\sdk\platform-tools;D:\android\sdk\tools”

You also need to create new environment variables as mentioned below.

  1. JAVA_HOME (e.g. C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_11)
  2. JRE_HOME (e.g. C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_40)
  3. ANDROID_HOME (e.g. D:\android\sdk)
  4. M2_MAVEN (e.g. G:\apache-maven-3.2.3)

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