Runner Instalaltion

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  1. Java jdk neeeds to be installed. More info is available at link
  2. Android SDK has been installed. More info is available at link
  3. Apache ant 1.8.3 and higher needs to be
  4. Install one of the android SDK platform using the Android SDK managers.


For Robotium:

  1. Apk file of the application that needs to be tested.
  2. Open the resources/ file and change the following values:
    • FRAMEWORK -> "robotium"
    • TESTCASE_FOLDER -> test-case folder name under testcase where you have your test-cases in csv format.
    • TEST_APK_FILENAME -> Apk file path of the application that needs to be tested.
    • APP_PACKAGE -> The app package name.
    • DEFAULT_ACTIVITY -> Default lanch activity
    • ANDROID_VERSION -> The version of the android platform that you had downloaded using android sdk. This can be found out by going to the platforms under your Android SDK installation directory.
    • -> path to your keystore file to be used for signing the andorid application. Once you had installed Androdi SDK and configured a simulator this key store file will be automatically generated in your user home directory under android fodler.
    • -> password of your keystore
    • key.alias -> Alias for you keystore file
    • key.alias.password -> Password of your keystore alias.

    In case you want to use the default keystore file please dont change the above keystore related values in the properties file.

    For finding the values of APP_PACKAGE & DEFAULT_ACTIVITY variables install your application on an emulator and start the application. And then watch the adb logs by typing the command adb logcat. And look for the following:

"Starting activity: Intent { act=android.intent.action.MAIN cat=android.intent.category.LAUNCHER? flg=0x10200000"

From the above APP_PACKAGE will be and DEFAULT_ACTIVITY will be DefaultLauncherActivity.

  1. Set the "ANDROID_HOME" enviornment variable to the Android SDK installation directory on your system ex. "/opt/softwares/android-sdk-linux"
  2. Set the tools and platform-tools folder path to your enviornment PATH. ex. "/opt/softwares/android-sdk-linux/tools" & "/opt/softwares/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools"
  3. Place your test-case csv files under a folder inside the testcases folder in root of the runner.
  4. From the command-shell go to the the bot-bot runner folder and type the follwing command.

For NativeDriver:

  1. Export the bot-bot from git to your local system.

  2. Import the source code of the android app that needs to be installed into your eclipse IDE.

  3. Copy the "server-standalone.jar" from the bot-bot/runner/lib folder to the root of the Android project inside Eclipse IDE and add it to build path.

  4. Open the AndroidManifest.xml file of your Android app and paste the following to it:

< instrumentation android:targetPackage="{app package name}" android:name="" />
< uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" /> 
< uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WAKE_LOCK" />
< uses-permission android:name="android.permission.DISABLE_KEYGUARD" />

Here the {app package name} needs to be replaced with the name of the package as specified in the mainfest element's package attribute.

5. Build and install the android app on to the simulator.
6. Go to the android sdk installation folder and inside it to platform-tools. Then run the following commands:

adb shell am instrument {app_package_name}/

Here {app_package_name} needs to be replaced with the name of the package as specified in the mainfest element's package attribute.

adb forward tcp:54129 tcp:54129

You can confirm that the instrumentation is started by running adb logcat and looking for a line like this:

I/  273): Jetty started on port 54129

7. Package name and initial activity name has to be defined in the file. (This will be converted to properties file going forward)
8. Run the ant command at the root of the andro_auto_framework directory:


This will compile your code and execute your test cases. Currently TestNG , Junit & TestNG-xslt report are generated for the test execution.