EarlGrey: iOS UI Automation Test Framework
Official website: http://google.github.io/EarlGrey/
Reasons to recommend:
- EarlGrey is a native iOS UI automation test framework that enables you to write clear, concise tests
- The framework collects usage data and uploads it to Google Analytics
EarlGrey is a native iOS UI automation test framework that enables you to write
clear, concise tests.
With the EarlGrey framework, you have access to enhanced synchronization
features. EarlGrey automatically synchronizes with the UI, network requests,
and various queues; but still allows you to manually implement customized
timings, if needed.
EarlGrey’s synchronization features help to ensure that the UI is in a steady
state before actions are performed. This greatly increases test stability and
makes tests highly repeatable.
EarlGrey works in conjunction with the XCTest framework and integrates with
Xcode’s Test Navigator so you can run tests directly from Xcode or the command
line (using xcodebuild).
The EarlGrey documentation for users is located in the
To get started, review the EarlGrey features, check for backward compatibility,
and then install/run EarlGrey with your test target. After everything is
configured, take a look at the EarlGrey API and start writing your own tests.
If you need help, several resources are available. First check the FAQ.
If you have more questions after reading the FAQ, see Known Issues.
You can bring more specific issues to our attention by asking them on
stackoverflow.com using the #earlgrey tag.
You can also start new discussions with us on our Google group
or request to join our slack channel.
- FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
- IFAQ - Infrequently Asked Questions
- Known Issues
- Stack Overflow
- Google Group
To prioritize and improve EarlGrey, the framework collects usage data and
uploads it to Google Analytics. More specifically, the framework collects the
MD5 hash of Bundle ID, Test Class Names and Test Method Names. This
information allows us to measure the volume of usage. For more detailed
information about our analytics collection, please peruse the
file which contains the implementation details. If they wish, users can choose
to opt out by disabling the Analytics config setting in their test’s
// Disable analytics. [[GREYConfiguration sharedInstance] setValue:@(NO) forConfigKey:kGREYConfigKeyAnalyticsEnabled];
// Disable analytics. GREYConfiguration.sharedInstance().setValue(false, forConfigKey: kGREYConfigKeyAnalyticsEnabled)
Please make sure you’ve followed the guidelines in
CONTRIBUTING.md before making any contributions.
Setup an EarlGrey Project
- Clone the EarlGrey repository from GitHub:
git clone https://github.com/google/EarlGrey.git
- After you have cloned the EarlGrey repository, download all the dependencies
- After the script completes successfully, open
EarlGrey.xcodeprojand ensure that all
the targets build.
- You can now use
EarlGrey.xcodeprojto make changes to the framework.
Add and Run Tests
To add unit tests for EarlGrey, use
Tests/UnitTests. To run all unit tests, select the UnitTests Scheme and press Cmd+U.
To add functional tests for EarlGrey, use the
Tests/FunctionalTests. To run all functional tests, select the FunctionalTests Scheme and press Cmd+U.