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Appium VS Seetest Experitest Mobile Automation Tool

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If we talk about Mobile Automation tool than apart from Appium comes SeeTest. A number of mobile automation tools available but SeeTest is one tool which would give a fight to Appium for its existence. Sometimes I would rather say, Smarter Appium. Let’s take a look at Appium VS Seetest Experitest Mobile Automation Tool.

Yes, will tell you why I say it “more perfect than Appium”? but if we talk about the market, yes Appium is FREE

Appium VS SeeTest Mobile Automation Tool

  • Re-usability 
    • Appium: reusable library needs to be developed
    • SeeTest: Many commonly used function is made available in SeeTest library
  • Hybrid App 
    • Appium: Identification of web elements is a tedious task, also we need to switch driver repeatedly from native to web view and vice versa.
    • SeeTest: Elements of web and native can be identified very easily, and no need to switch driver object, just parameter value works to identify an object is in web or native view. XPath Language full support.
  • Reliability
    • Appium: elements identification methods won’t work sometime i.e. xx element is not clickable by appium
    • SeeTest: very reliable
  • Cost
    • Appium: Free
    • SeeTest: Paid, one-month free license available
  • Parallel Execution
    • Appium: Possible with Selenium grid
    • SeeTest: Experitest cloud software available for parallel execution
  • Text Object Identification
    • Appium: not available
    • SeeTest: OCR engine with support for all languages (inc. Far Eastern languages) and special characters


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  • Object identification
    • Appium: Appium inspector is not so the best
    • SeeTest: Very good, Object Spy for easy identification of object web-DOM / hybrid properties
  • Setup
    • Appium: Lot of dependencies to be installed, require time
    • SeeTest: Very easy
  • Script development Efforts
    • Seetest effort = (Appium effort) /2;
  •  Support 
    • Appium: Appium Community
    • SeeTest: Vendor Support
  • Platform Support
    • Appium: Android, iOS
    • SeeTest: Android, iOS, Windows, Blackberry
  • Image Identification
    • Appium: No
    • SeeTest: also identifies the element on basis of image
  • Reporting
    • Appium: No reporting available, integration with other tools required
    • SeeTest: Enhanced report is in build with this tool
  • GUI Design
    • Appium: No
    • SeeTest: Can automate on basis of color, text etc.
  • iOS Real App
    • Appium: needed developer license

About the author

Vaibhav Singhal author

Vaibhav is in software testing since a decade. Worked with different testing techniques along with exploratory testing. Performed different regression, performance, api etc testing with tools and libraries like selenium, jmeter, loadrunner, protractor, rest assured, Katalon Appium and others.



September 1, 2016 at 12:20 am

Will surely explore SeeTest. Thanks for Sharing


September 1, 2016 at 4:37 am

Thanks a lot..!!!!!!


September 1, 2016 at 4:44 am

Good documentation thanks !!


September 1, 2016 at 8:39 am

Nice Explanation for SeeTest tool

Ahmad Al-Aqbawi

September 1, 2016 at 1:28 pm

great article , can you please provide us with examples

Thanks 🙂


September 1, 2016 at 2:02 pm

nice intro. please share examples also

Darshan Satish

September 1, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Great Article.


September 1, 2016 at 5:51 pm

very good article,clearly explained the Seetest & Appium, thank you for this.

Fathi Elgaly

September 1, 2016 at 6:39 pm



September 1, 2016 at 8:51 pm



September 2, 2016 at 6:33 am

Thanks very good sir, I have enrolled in your Appum course and its great


September 30, 2016 at 8:55 pm

If company has money for Seetest(around $80K a year) go for it, otherwise stick with appium. They both have the same capability of testing


October 6, 2016 at 10:00 am

is there BDD support available for SeeTest


November 18, 2016 at 5:11 am

We have been using Seetest and found it pretty easy and reliable. Their support is also very much helpful. On the other hand, we have investigated Appium but did not found very easy to use. It takes long time to find out element and other settings. The main positive side may be, it is free.


December 29, 2016 at 9:14 pm

Tha’ts going to make things a lot easier from here on out.


December 29, 2016 at 9:23 pm

Good point. I hadn’t thghuot about it quite that way. 🙂


May 23, 2017 at 6:19 am

Your post captures the issue peelcrtfy!


March 20, 2018 at 7:33 am

Is seetest supports to all kind of mobile applications

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