PublicAutomation 0.2.3

PublicAutomation 0.2.3

LangLanguage Obj-CObjective C
License Apache 2
ReleasedLast Release Dec 2014

Maintained by Unclaimed.

  • By
  • Pete Hodgson

PublicAutomation is a wrapper around the private framework used by Apple's UIAutomation tools.

PublicAutomation exposes a nice Objective C API for simulating user interactions (touches, swipes, etc.).

PublicAutomation is young, but already exposes enough functionality to write test automation scripts for most apps.

PublicAutomation is best used together with a view selection library (like Shelley or Igor) and a nice high-level testing framework (like Cucumber). You should use Frank for that. It ties PublicAutomation and these other tools together for you in a pretty bow.

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[UIAutomationBridge tapView:myView];
// or
[UIAutomationBridge tapView:myView atPoint:CGPointMake(12.0,34.0)];


[UIAutomationBridge swipeView:myView inDirection:PADirectionLeft];


[UIAutomationBridge tapView:myTextField];
if( [UIAutomationBridge checkForKeyboard] ){
  [UIAutomationBridge typeIntoKeyboard:@"ZOMG I am typing. 123 and $%^ work too!"];


PublicAutomation uses a modified version of KIF's awesome keyboard-typing code. Thanks guys!


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