All the modern web applications uses HTML5 and RWD (Responsive Web Design) to have an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors). Automating these applications and running the scripts on different devices is a bigger challenge.
How Appium and Selenium WebDriver API can be used to automate these applications and can also address all the challenges like:
1. Running the Webdriver scripts on iOS Safari and Android Chrome with minimal changes to the scripts.
2. Working with the Responsive web elements and validating their size and layout on different devices and viewports.
3. Automating complex gestures like Swipe, Tap, Pull to refresh etc.
4. Working with HTML5 based geo-locations and simulating the Mobile network bandwidth and latency using Browsermob