The Best Automation Tools for Mobile Testing

There are many many automation tools available for Mobile Testing, that help release versions of mobile applications.


Appium is an open source testing tool that automates native, hybrid, and mobile applications on both platforms, i.e. Android and iOS. Mobile or web applications are accessed using different browsers. It is a freely distributed open source mobile application UI testing framework.

Appium offers cross-platform application testing i.e. single API works for both Android and iOS platform test scripts.

Appium supports all languages that have Selenium client libraries like- Java, Objective-C, JavaScript with node.js, PHP, Ruby, Python, C# etc.


Robotium is an open-source test framework for writing automatic gray-box testing cases for Android applications. It has complete control over hybrid and native applications. This testing tool makes it easier for users to document useful and rigid automatic black-box UI tests for Android mobile applications.

Through Robotium, mobile app developers can write system, function, and user acceptance test scenarios.


MonkeyTalk is a testing tool has been designed to automate the process of performing real functional interactive tests for Android and iOS mobile applications. The entire process ranges from standard smoke tests to complex data oriented tests.

Smoke testing is conducted to check whether the new framework added by the development team is highly stable or not. However, data-oriented tests involve the process of storing test data in some external space and utilizing the data while performing these tests.


Calabash is an automated acceptance testing tool for Android as well as iOS mobile applications. Calabash provides end-users with APIs that are customized to suit mobile applications. It can also be compared to Selenium WebDriver.

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