Building an Appium Driver to Automate Custom Built Hardware

September 21, 2021
Ayan Khan

With version 2.0, Appium aims to transition from being a server which bundles many drivers to one which by default doesn't bundle any drivers, and instead provides an interface for retrieving and using drivers. The main goal being: a more accessible and easy way to write new custom drivers.

But how useful would a custom Appium driver really be? What are its possible use cases? And is it worth the development effort?

During this talk from Appium Conference 2021, Ayan Khan highlights the capabilities and possible use cases of Appium 2.0 by giving a walkthrough of how we at HeadSpin satisfied a business requirement by creating a custom Appium driver for a custom piece of hardware.

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About HeadSpin

HeadSpin helps Telcos, media organizations, and large enterprises analyze and improve the user experience of their digital products through its global real device infrastructure, on the edge end-to-end testing, and ML-driven performance and quality of experience analytics.

The HeadSpin data science platform enables collaboration among global teams to accelerate release cycles, build for complex real user environments, and proactively detect and resolve issues whether at the code, device, or network layer. HeadSpin currently works alongside a number of global telco and media organizations today to:

  • Monitor and improve 5G user experience
  • Improve streaming experience for OTT apps
  • Test and optimize data, voice, and messaging services
  • Assess and validate device compatibility
  • Offer regression insights for accelerated development
  • Deploy software at the edge
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Infosys is a global leader in next generation digital services and consulting. We enable clients in 50+ countries to navigate their digital transformation. With over three decades of experience in managing the system and workings of global enterprises, we expertly steer our clients through their digital journey. Visit to see how Infosys (NYSE:INFY) can help your enterprise navigate your next.