Appium is an open source, cross-platform Test automation tool for native, hybrid and mobile web apps, tested on simulators (iOS, FirefoxOS), emulators (Android), and real devices (iOS, Android, FirefoxOS). Appium drives various native automation frameworks and provides an API based on Selenium’s WebDriver JSON wire protocol. Android support uses the UiAutomator framework for newer platforms and Selendroid for older Android platforms.
Developed by the WAP Forum, the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is the de-facto set of communication protocols for the presentation and delivery of wireless information and telephony services on mobile phones and other wireless terminals. WAP is very similar to the Internet’s combination of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). By linking the two ‘hot-topics’ in communication – the internet and mobile technology – WAP provides a very valuable service.