Appium Interview Questions

The Test Lead
3 min readFeb 5, 2024

This article will cover the following Appium interview question topics:

  • Appium Basics
  • Appium Automation Concepts
  • Appium Advanced Concepts
  • Troubleshooting and Best Practices

Appium Basics:

Q: What is Appium, and how does it differ from other mobile automation tools?

A: Appium is an open-source tool for automating mobile applications on Android and iOS platforms. It differs by allowing testing of native, hybrid, and mobile web applications using a single API.

Q: Explain the architecture of Appium.

A: Appium follows a client-server architecture. The Appium server acts as a middleware that translates Selenium WebDriver commands into UIAutomation (iOS) or UiAutomator (Android) commands.

Q: How does Appium support cross-platform mobile testing?

A: Appium provides a unified API for both Android and iOS platforms. Test scripts written in Appium can be reused across different platforms with minimal modifications.

Q: What are the prerequisites for setting up Appium for Android and iOS automation?

A: For Android, you need the Android SDK, Appium server, and appropriate drivers. For iOS, you need Xcode, Appium server, and WebDriverAgent.

Appium Automation Concepts:



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