Kobiton Tutorial – Mobile Testing Platform with Real Devices

In this tutorial, we are going to present one of the popular tools (i.e., Kobiton). We will let you know what is Kobiton and what makes us bring this Kobiton Tutorial before you.

No more Emulators. Yes, you can run your tests on real devices. You can perform all the gestures you need to test on a real device. Tap, swipe, and scroll on a cloud device, simply and naturally.

In this Kobiton Tool Review, we are going to see the following

Kobiton Tutorial

Kobiton Tool Introduction

Kobiton is a cloud platform for executing automated and manual mobile and web tests. Kobiton supports running automated tests with Selenium WebDriver (for web applications) and Appium (for native and mobile web applications).

You can test your websites with your favorite language – no need to learn specific scripting languages or learn a new programming language. In addition, you also don’t need to install testing SDKs and even the Appium binding can be a pain point for test and dev team. When you run Appium in the cloud, there is no need to install Appium and set up your devices. You’ll have access to test on hundreds of browsers instantly.

Today, I’ll walk you through a basic example of how to use Appium / Selenium for mobile cross-browser testing using real Android and iOS devices and real web browsers on these platforms on Kobiton Cloud.

Kobiton Features

  • Manual and Automated Testing on Real Devices
  • It supports Parallel Testing
  • It allows to record video and capture screenshots & user interactions
  • Integration with popular tools like Jenkins, JIRA, GitHub, Travis CI, TeamCity
  • It Supports Appium, Selenium & Katalon Studio

Kobiton Tool Registration

We need to register to start working with Kobiton Tool. So let’s move ahead to create a free trial account and sign in. It takes just a few moments.

Step 1: Go to official website of  Kobiton to create a free account on Kobiton account

Kobiton Signup Page

Step 2: Enter your login credentials (such as ‘Email’ and ‘Password’) and click on ‘Log in’

Kobiton Login Page

You will be redirected to your devices page of Kobiton.

Kobiton Dashboard

Setting Up Desired Capabilities

Hover over the device you want to test and select Show automation settings for Java language as below:

Kobiton Setting Up Automation

Desired Capabilities For Android device

Kobiton Desired Capabilities

Desired Capabilities For iOS device

Capture Screenshots

It allows skipping screenshots for each HTTP command or not. Depending on these screenshots, we can know the error or UI issue during running automation test. Please see the example:


It’s possible to rotate the device before your test and you will have a different view of your website. Please see the example:

Rotate before test:

Creating And Running A Mobile Browser Test

After all these steps have been done, let’s look at how to use WebDriver to get the test running. First, you need to initiate the WebDriver. Note that if you are using client-side execution this really may take some time as the device will be prepared for your session.

Sample Program to Run Selenium Script on Android Device

This code example illustrates setting up a simple Java test to find the title of Appium page.

For Android device

Sample Program to Run Selenium Script on iOS Device

This code example illustrates setting up a simple Java test to find the title of Appium page.

For iOS device

Execute your Selenium Automation Script. You could find the result as mentioned below.

The result displays as below:

Kobiton Result

Kobiton Report:

To check the status of your automation test, click on the sessions tab. Now you can check the status of your automation test.

Kobiton Reports

Kobiton makes your life easy when coming to mobile testing. If you already used Kobiton tool, share your experience by commenting below. If you never tried Kobiton then I highly recommend you to give it a try. Get your free trail of Kobiton Tool here.

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