AutoMate-AppBuddy 1.5.1

AutoMate-AppBuddy 1.5.1

LangLanguage SwiftSwift
License MIT
ReleasedLast Release Jul 2019
SPMSupports SPM

Maintained by Bartosz Janda, Grzegorz Owsiany, Joanna Bednarz, Bartosz Janda, Joanna Bednarz.

  • By
  • Joanna Bednarz and Bartosz Janda
AutoMate, made by PGS Software


AutoMate AppBuddy

AppBuddy is a helper framework for UI automation tests, designed to work with the AutoMate. It can disable animations in the application and manage events, reminders and contacts.

Swift 5 Travis CocoaPods Compatible Documentation Carthage Compatible Platform License


The most convenient way to install it is by using CocoaPods with Podfile:

pod 'AutoMate-AppBuddy'

or using Carthage and add a line to Cartfile.private:

github "PGSSoft/AutoMate-AppBuddy"

Cartfile.private should be used because AutoMate framework will be used by UI Tests target only not by the tested application.


AppBuddy should be linked with target application, not with the test target.


Full documentation is available at

  1. Duplicate existing application target.

  2. Import AutoMate_AppBuddy framework to app delegate.

    import AutoMate_AppBuddy
  3. Setup LaunchEnvironmentManager in application(_:didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:).

    let launchEnvironmentManager = LaunchEnvironmentManager()
    launchEnvironmentManager.add(handler: defaultEventKitHander, for: .events)
    launchEnvironmentManager.add(handler: defaultEventKitHander, for: .reminders)
    launchEnvironmentManager.add(handler: defaultContactsHander, for: .contacts)
    launchEnvironmentManager.add(handler: defaultIsInUITestHandler, for: .isInUITest)
    launchEnvironmentManager.add(handler: AnimationHandler(), for: .animation)

Features (or ToDo)

  • Disable UIView animations
  • Managing events, reminders and contacts
  • Two way communication
  • Stubbing network requests
  • Stubbing contacts, events and reminders
  • Stubbing notifications
  • Taking screenshots
  • Clearing application data
  • Simulating push notifications

Example application

AutoMate repository contains example application under AutoMateExample directory. Structure of the application is simple, but the project contains extensive suite of UI tests to showcase capabilities of the library.


Full documentation is available at

If you want to handle your custom launch environments, you have to implement Handler protocol, e.g.

struct CustomHandler: Handler {
    func handle(key: String, value: String) {
        if value == "production" {


launchEnvironmentManager.add(handler: CustomHandler(), for: "SERVER")


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at


The project is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.


The project maintained by software development agency PGS Software. See our other open-source projects or contact us to develop your product.

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