Appium Quick Setup on Windows

  1. Install Java JDK  - Agree with the license and install in the default location -     (Install Windows x64 File)
  2. Install Android SDK - Download .exe file and install into the default location -  (Install Stand-Alone SDK Tools)
  3. CREATE Environmental Variables (See steps to manage Environment Variables in Windows 7) be sure to update replace the username with your user name so that the path is correct
    •  JAVA_HOME = C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_31
    •  ANDROID_HOME=C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Android\android-sdk
  4. Install Shamisen Latest version
  5. ADD to PATH Environmental Variable (Note: You will need to append the  variable to the end of the existing Path value):
    ;%ANDROID_HOME%\tools;%ANDROID_HOME%\platform-tools;%JAVA_HOME%\bin
  6. Install Ant, details here
  7. Start Android SDK Manager( type in command line C:\> android ) and install
    Wait for it to load all the available packeges and then select the following and
    • in Tools select Platform-tools
    • in Tools select Android SDK Build Tools (19 for Android 4.4.2)
    • Android 4.4.2 (API 19) folder or other Android folder that has version you need to test on.
    • Extras> Intel x86 Emulator Accelerator (optional if using emulators)
    • any other SDK that you will need to test on.
    When you click Install packages, make sure that you see checkmates after you agree with the license, otherwise the packages won't install
  8. Optional for Emulator only. You will need to enable Virtualization in your BIOS if it's not enabled already and install Intel® Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager . Without this, emulator will be very very slow.
  9. Copy  zipalign.exe file from the android sdk build tools folder to the android sdk tools folder. example: C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Android\android-sdk\build-tools\21.1.2\zipalign.exe to ~\android-sdk\tools\
  10. (Shamisen 2.4.9 or lower only) Install ruby console: Download the DevKit 32 bit

    • Create a devkit folder in your downloads folder
    • extract the devkit exe file into the devkit folder
    • move devkit folder into C:\devkit
    • add this to the path variable:  ;c:\devkit\bin;c:\devkit\mingw\bin
    • open new command line window
    • c:\> gem install appium_console

    Note: if this does not work, and you get ssl certificate error, download the
    certificate into a new folder and add new Environmental variable
    SSL_CERT_FILE  with the value pointing to file path of the certificate ex:
    C:\Utilities\cert\cacert.pem
    http://curl.haxx.se/ca/cacert.pem
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