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In this article we are going to talk about one of the new and getting popular tool called Katalon studio.


Katalon Studio is a simple and powerful test automation solution for not only web and mobile applications but also web services, a revolution of the Selenium and Appium frameworks. Katalon Studio allows users with less experience in programming to work effortlessly by providing a predefined automation framework with hundreds of built-in keywords

Little background on Katalon studio

  • Katalon studio is completely FREE
  • Developed by KMS Technology
  • Its built on the top of Eclipse SDK (should be easy for people who are from Java background)
  • It supports record and playback for
    • Web (IE/Chrome/FF/Safari/Edge)
    • Mobile (Android)

Katalon Installation

Very easy, just download the zip from Katalon studio site by an simple signup à extract and à double click Katalon studio exe and you are good to go.

Working with Android pre-requisite

You need to have
  • Android SDK downloaded and AVD created
  • Android home path set
Here is the complete video of the above explanation Thanks for reading the post and watching the video!!! Please leave your comments and let me know if there is anything I should update in this post. Thanks, Karthik KK

Post Author: Karthik kk

11 Replies to “Introduction to Katalon Studio for Android”

      1. Hi. How to add the emulator to katalon. I have installed the android SDK and some avd. Then set home path. but when i opened katalon, the list local device still blank

  1. Hi Karthik, thanks for your post! I’ve used Katalon Studio recently and found it really helpful, especially for newbies. In addition, Katalon also offers Mobile Record and Playback for iOS 🙂

  2. Why can’t I customize the path of the local androidSDK?

    Katalon studio told me that I had to install androidSDK in the C:\ directory.

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