Installing appium app on Mac OS X

Below images show how to install the appium app in Mac OS X. You need to download the appium.dmg file from the Appium website – https://appium.io/downloads.html.

After downloading the file, extract it and put appium.app in Applications directory. Then start the appium. When you start the appium for the first time, you will be asked to authorize appium to run the iOS Simulator. Click on Yes.

Authorize the appium to use iOS simulators like iPhone and iPads

Authorize the appium to use iOS simulators like iPhone and iPads

Below image shows the general settings of the Appium server. We can specify below things on this screen.

  1. Server address and port – This is the address you pass to RemoteWebDriver or AndroidDriver constructor in the code.
  2. Whether to override the session
  3. Command timeout duration
  4. Logging settings
General settings of Appium

General settings of Appium

Below image shows Android settings. We can specify below things on this screen.

  1. Application path, package name, activity name
  2. Platform Name and version
  3. Device name
  4. Automation name
  5. Whether to reset the app or not
Android settings in Appium app

Android settings in Appium app

Below image shows iOS settings you can configure in Appium.

  1. Application path
  2. Bundle Id of the app
  3. Platform version
  4. Device name
  5. Whether to reset the app or not
iOS settings in Appium app

iOS settings in Appium app

Below image shows sample log when Appium server is started with iOS capabilities.

Starting Appium with iOS capabilities

Starting Appium with iOS capabilities

Below image shows sample log when Appium server is started with Android capabilities.

Starting Appium with Android capabilities

Starting Appium with Android capabilities

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