Xcode 8 UPDATE: Automated cross platform testing of iOS and Android hybrid Ionic/Cordova/Angular apps using Cucumber, Protractor, Chai and Appium

Xcode 8 and macOS Sierra Update

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Before you start a word of WARNING. Do not run ‘ionic serve’ and ‘appium’ at the same time. There is a conflict at localhost:8100 and appium will not be able to create a new session.

If you’ve upgraded to Xcode 8 you will need to upgrade to an appium 1.6 beta version, currently appium1.6.0-beta3 at the time of writing. To upgrade to appium 1.6.0 locally though I have found that you need to uninstall ‘appium-doctor’ and ‘authoize-ios’ first.

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Apple has deprecated the ‘UIAutomation’ framework so we need to use ‘XCUITest’. This change will have to be reflected in you ios-conf.js. Update the capabilities object accordingly and you can remove the ‘appium-version’ capability. It is no longer necessary to set ‘fullReset’ to ‘true’ to avoid the simulator starting twice.

In order to run the WebDriverAgent bootstrap script you will need to install ‘Carthage’.

If you do not have HomeBrew installed then run this command first.

If you have upgraded to macOS Sierra you may find that Xcode command line tools are not installed. Re-installing and running ‘appium-doctor’ will reveal this problem.

You can install the Xcode command line tools from ‘appium-doctor’ or run.

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