The Mac Driver for OS X
Requirements and Support
(In addition to Appium’s general requirements)
- Mac OS X 10.7
- The AppiumForMac helper application downloaded and installed (see below)
The way to start a session using the Mac driver is to include the
platformName capability in your new session request, with the value
Mac . Also, ensure that you set the
deviceName capability to
Mac as well. Of course, you must also include appropriate
app capabilities, at a minimum.
Currently, this driver does not ship with the AppiumForMac binary, which means, in order to automate Mac apps you must manually install the AppiumForMac application and grant it the appropriate OS X Accessibility permissions.
To Install Appium for Mac: 1. Download a release and unzip the application into your
/Applications folder 2. Follow the brief supplemental installation instructions to enable Appium to have access to OS X’s Accessibility APIs
(For more information on using AppiumForMac, check out the docs)