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Posted December 9, 2020

Automating Mobile Gestures with Appium

With this webinar, you’ll be able to increase the user experience of your mobile application by adding gestures to your automation scripts.

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Automating Mobile Gestures with Appium

Mobile applications are becoming more and more important in our daily lives. From ordering clothes to grocery shopping, the services available via an app are increasing rapidly and users expect a seamless experience. This means that the automation focus is shifting more towards mobile devices. 

But did you know that there is a huge difference between interacting with a desktop browser and a mobile app? And that difference is just a few tiny hand motions! Because with desktop browser automation we mainly focus on using our mouse, but on devices we use our fingers to execute all different kinds of gestures, like swipe, scroll, pinch/zoom and many more. Did you know that automating mobile gestures is the most forgotten feature when we look at mobile automation?

The most common reason for this could be that we don’t know how to do it, or because it might just be too difficult. During this webinar, we are going to focus on how to mimic mobile gestures with Appium for Android and iOS. With an example app, we are going to explore how to scroll, swipe, and pinch/zoom by first trying to understand them, and secondly, creating our own cross-platform and cross-device gestures. 

By the end of this webinar, you’ll be able to increase the user experience of your mobile application by adding gestures to your automation scripts.

Key takeaways:

  • How to create your own Appium gestures

  • Create cross-platform and cross-device gestures

  • Learn gestures the hard and easy way

About the Speakers

Wim Selles

Wim Selles


Wim Selles is a Staff Product Manager Mobile at Sauce Labs, based in the Netherlands. During the day, he is helping Sauce Labs setting its mobile vision and strategic direction, prioritizing features. building and sharing strategic roadmaps. and analyzing and reporting on progress. By night, he practices his passion for front-end test automation with Javascript. He likes to create his own Node.js modules to help and support automation engineers, and is also a contributor to multiple open source projects that involve testing, such as WebdriverIO, Appium and many more. Wim also has extensive experience using Appium for automating Hybrid and (React) Native Apps. He enjoys sharing his automation experience as a speaker at various conferences, on his blog, and during meetups and webinars.

Dec 9, 2020
Webinar Date:
Dec 9 12:00PM (UTC+00:00)
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