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Mobile app testing with remote devices

Katalon Studio supports executing a Mobile script on both remote and custom cloud devices. You can test your mobile applications on custom cloud devices such as Sauce Labs or BrowserStack.

  • The Mobile Record and Spy utilities are only available on remote devices.
  • Generate Command dialog does not require the Remote Server URL and Remote Server Type. Katalon Studio uses the current settings of Remote execution.

Configure a remote device

To set up a remote device for mobile app testing, do as follows:
  1. Go to Spy Mobile or Record Mobile > Remote Devices.
  2. In the opened dialog, click Edit.
    A Project Settings dialog appears.

    Alternatively, you can go to Project > Settings > Desired Capabilities and select Remote.

  3. Enter the Remote server URL, select the Remote server type and input the Desired Capabilities for your remote device.
  4. Click Apply and Close.

Enter Application Path/ID

Application Path/ID is the path to the downloadable link of the app or the ID of the application file (.apk; .ipa) after being uploaded to the cloud. For example, the application ID of Kobiton is kobiton-store:23616.

If the Application Path/ID is not specified, Katalon Studio will start the application on the device defined in the Desired Capabilities settings.