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Handling Horizontal Swipe in Mobile Automation in Katalon Studio

Swipe Horizontally from Left to Right

This tutorial illustrates Horizontal Swiping actions in the mobile app. This demonstration uses SwipeListView Demo, which you can download it here. We will be using Android O.S for this tutorial, so please make sure that your Android device API is greater than 18.


The screenshot of the app contains a list of applications which are installed in the mobile device. We want to swipe horizontally from left to right on any application from this list.

Handling Horizontal Swipe in Mobile Automation

Manual Mode

  • Step 1: Select Start Application from mobile keyword and click on Input, a new window will appear. In appFile , select Value Type as Variable. In Value, pass the variable name as path.

Handling Horizontal Swipe in Mobile Automation

  • Step 2: After launching the application, call a Wait For Element Present method. Capture the status of an Alert presence in a variable 'alert_Status'. It returns true when an alert is present and false when alert is not present.
  • Step 3: Adding an If statement, if 'alert_Status' is true, tap on "Don't show this message again" and tap OK.

Handling Horizontal Swipe in Mobile Automation

  • Step 4: Add another Wait For Element Present item to verify whether the mobile element pops up.
  • Step 5: Use Get Device Height keyword to capture the height of the device and store it in a deviceheight variable. Select Get Device Width keyword to capture the width of the device and storing it in a deviceWidth variable.
  • Step 6: Add a binary statement with the 'startY' divided by 2. Here, the y-coordinates are constant.
  • Step 7: Add binary statement, here 'endY' and 'startY' values are the same for horizontal swiping, so re-assign 'startY' value to 'endY'.
  • Step 8: Add binary statement and multiply device width with 0.30 to store it in 'startX' variable.
  • Step 9: Add binary statement and multiply device width with 0.70 to store it in 'endX' variable.
  • Step 10: Call the swipe method and select the Value Type as 'Variable'. Pass the startX, startY, endX, endY values to that method

Handling Horizontal Swipe in Mobile Automation

The step-by-step guide above can be achieved through Script mode (switch to Script Mode by clicking on Script tab).

Note: Swiping horizontally from right to left can also be implemented similarly.

Script Mode

import static com.kms.katalon.core.testobject.ObjectRepository.findTestObject

import com.kms.katalon.core.configuration.RunConfiguration as RunConfiguration

import as Mobile

'Path of the Swipe List View Demo APK File Store in path variable'

def path = RunConfiguration.getProjectDir() + '/Data Files/SwipeListView Demo.apk'

'Start the application'

Mobile.startApplication(path, false)

'Wait for Element Present of checkbox Don't Show this message again.\\r\\nif element present return true otherwise false.'

alert_Status = Mobile.waitForElementPresent(findTestObject('Swipe ListView Demos/checkbox_Dont show this message again'),


'checking the if statement based on element present of alert check box'

if (alert_Status == true) {

'Tap on check box'

Mobile.tap(findTestObject('Swipe ListView Demos/checkbox_Dont show this message again'), 30)

'Tap on Ok'

Mobile.tap(findTestObject('Swipe ListView Demos/button_Ok'), 30)


'Wait for element Present of Heading API Demos'

Mobile.waitForElementPresent(findTestObject('Swipe ListView Demos/header_text SwipeListView Demo'), 45)

'Get Device Height and Store in device_height variable'

device_Height = Mobile.getDeviceHeight()

'Get Device Width and Store in device_Width variable'

device_Width = Mobile.getDeviceWidth()

'Storing the startX,endX values by dividing device height by 2 Because Y coordinates are constant'

int startY = device_Height / 2

'Here endY and startY values are equal for vertical Swiping for that assigning startY value to endY'

int endY = startY

'Storing the startX value'

int startX = device_Width * 0.30

'Storing the endX value'

int endX = device_Width * 0.70

'Here Y constant for Swipe Vertical Left to Right'

Mobile.swipe(startX, startY, endX, endY)

The source code is available here. For further instructions and help, please refer to Mobile Swipe guideline and join us on Katalon Forum.