= XCode Plug-in - pCloudy documentation

XCode Plug-in

UI testing for iOS app is a way to validate & interact with the real UI of the app. This testing process will check if UI elements are designed and implemented the way it should be by interacting the UI elements by tapping, swiping, scrolling and verifying the behavior. For iOS version 9.3.5 and above, Apple has introduced XCUITest by deprecating instruments with UI Automator making it mandatory to use XCUITest for iOS automation.

Xcode has XCUITest framework integrated allows to easily develop UI tests for user’s interaction with the application. Implementation of UI tests for iOS apps with XCUITest is same as unit tests in XCTest.

pCloudy supports both XCUITest for iOS version 9.3.5 & above and instruments for lower version.

DesiredCapabilities like automationName, usePrebuiltWDA, acceptAlerts are required to run the automation scripts in pCloudy platform.

1. Creating IPA file using xcode for testing

a. In General tab, Select Provisioning profile in Signing(Debug) and Signing(Release)

Test Munk Demo

b. Select Provisioning Profile

select provisioning profile

c. Archive the build

archive build

d. Export the build

export the build

e. Choose Development Team ID

Development Team ID

f. Choose to export for all compatible devices

compatible devices Test Munk Demo

g. Select the appropriate location to save

Select appropriate location to save

Now you have properly signed to run automation in pCloudy platform.

2. Running Automation Script @ pCloudy

a. Login and upload ipa file


b. Upload the App to cloud drive post login

Upload the app to cloud drive

c. Create XCUITest project in Eclipse or Android Studio.

The following capabilities need to be set after creating AppiumDriver object to run XCUITest above v9.3

XCUITest Project

Also you can download Sample Project from below link-

http://pcloudy-content-distribution.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html?prefix=Sample Appium Projects/java/

d. Select any number of iOS devices for test run

iOS Device

e. Click Live view for Online Streaming of Test automation

Appium Native Live View

f. View the Reports

Consolidated Report

consolidated report

Single Device Report

Single Device Report