Unable to run Appium tests on Android Emulator on Bitrise CI


The app requires:

  • Permission: ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION should be granted.
  • Location state should be set as “Authorized Always” or “Authorized when in use”

The app does not launch when the tests get executed on CI.
URL: https://app.bitrise.io/build/78d3916292374b53#?tab=log

  • ADB Logs and Video recording are available in the Apps and Artifacts Tab for reference.

On Android Emulator with API Level: 29, and Tag: google_apis
The tests

  • are written in TypeScript/JavaScript and use @wdio/sync and Appium.
  • Run successfully locally using bitrise-cli on Mac OS X, 10.15.7.

The Android Emulator is created and initialised using the bitrise step avd-manager, and a delay is introduced by using the step wait-for-android-emulator.
During the test run (on Bitrise CI), the appium settings app launches, but the app that is getting tested does not launch.

Since the app does not launch, there is a NoSuchElementError error.

[0-1] 2021-01-18T09:16:49.346Z INFO webdriver: RESULT {
  error: 'no such element',
  message: 'An element could not be located on the page using the given search parameters.',
  stacktrace: 'NoSuchElementError: An element could not be located on the page using the given search parameters.\n' +
    '    at AndroidUiautomator2Driver.findElOrEls (/bitrise/src/node_modules/appium-android-driver/lib/commands/find.js:75:11)\n' +
    '    at processTicksAndRejections (internal/process/task_queues.js:97:5)'

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Hi @ridebeam-tools
Thank you for reaching out to Bitrise.
From the looks of it, this seems like a performance issue of Appium.
I would like to suggest that you can do a trial of Bitrise’s Elite plan which has faster machines and takes less time to run a build.
Let me know if you would like to proceed with that.




Thanks for the reply.
I have tried the following on Bitrise

  • Android Emulator without Google Apis: The application launches but is unable to obtain location services and this issue occurs.
  • Android Emulator with Google Apis: The application fails to launch.

I have recorded a video (1min 43 seconds, using ADB screen record) and the speed of the Android Emulator does not seem to be a concern. The app is not sluggish upon launch. It does not launch at all.
I have tried a few other approaches too and have raised a support ticket.


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