iOS open App

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iOS open App

Post by cramirez » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:50 pm

On recording the script, I noticed that Android opens the App fine but iOS doesn't. The app has to be open prior to testing. This can become an issue as we our tests will be remote with no physical person close by to open the App. Is there a method around this without jailbreaking and running a VNC server? Maybe using another 3rd party software?


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Re: iOS open App

Post by Support Team » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:00 pm

Hello Cesar,

Currently, it's not working to start/stop iOS apps with our tool (compared to Android apps).
We plan to implement this feature in our next minor release version (4.1.0).

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Re: iOS open App

Post by mdgairaud » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:33 am


you may also try to open the desired app using it's App Url Scheme.

The App Url Scheme offers the possibility to open an app via browser's url bar or sending an openURL command programmatically, for example, you can open Hulu if you write in Safari " hulu:// " and press Enter (or Go)

In the info.plist inside the IPA file, you can see what's the url for the APP (can't remember the field name, but it's easy to find).

If the App you want to open it's yours, you can also add a custom url scheme, follow this link to know how to do it:

Another way to open and App is searching for it in the most left screen in the springboard. If you type the App name, the icon appears below and you can click over it to open.

hope helps.