Selendroid v/s Appium : Mobile Application Test Automation Frameworks

Selendroid and Appium, both are open source mobile test automation framework offering great solution for mobile applications test automation using Selenium WebDriver. In this article, we are going to see the differences in these two great offering frameworks.

Selendroid v/s Appium :

  • Selendroid means Selenium for android and so does support testing android applications where as Appium on the other hand provides great testing solution on android and iOS along with some support to Firefox OS which currently is in budding stage.
  • Selendroid is able to test Native, Hybrid and Mobile Web application for android. Appium does allow testing for Native, Hybrid, Mobile Web and Web application for android and iOS.
  • Selendroid does not support cross platform testing as it is based around android. Appium provides testing for multiple platforms including user agent based approach which is not inherently supported in Selendroid.
  • Both, Selendroid and Appium, can be used on emulators and real devices and can be integrated as a node into the Selenium Grid for scaling and parallel testing.
  • Cloud based testing can also be performed using both framework arrangements.
  • Since these are two different selenium frameworks; so have different system requirements to enable work with them.


Appium does support all the mobile testing features which Selendroid does. In addition, it also provides solution to test iOS mobile application, user agent and cross platform.