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    This is the canonical repo for TiCalabash. This fork is active

    Notice: You must have titanium npm package installed. npm install -g titanium . The appc npm package is not compatible.

    TiCalabash Package

    NPM npm downloads Code Climate

    Yes. Calabash for Appcelerator Titanium (vanilla and Alloy) iOS and Android This includes to physical devices as well as Simulators/Emulators

    Getting Started (safe answer)

    Install the module with: npm install -g ticalabash

    Enter the password you normally enter for sudo when requested. Use sudo before npm install if you get an Error: EACCES message.

    Controversial but correct answer

    Appcelerator installs npm in such a way that it requires on a Mac or Linux that you use sudo. This is technically wrong when viewed by from the Node.js perspective. The following explanation is how to fix this issue.

    No Warranty is provided for this solution. Don't use sudo npm install yourself, because it is bad practice and will break the installation process. It's better to correctly set the permissions on the /usr/local directory instead, so you don't have to ever use sudo again when installing npm packages.

    sudo chown -R $USER /usr/local

    This solution presumes you are a single user on the machine.


    To test TiCalabash, create a default Alloy application and run: ti calabash --platform=[android,ios]

    • On iOS: Just press enter when asked which target to duplicate.
    • On Android: Make sure your emulator (hint: Use Genymotion) should already be running.

    After lots of compiling, you should see:

    Feature: Home Screen
      As an App Developer
      I want to see an example feature work on a default alloy app
      So that I can start using TiCalabash quickly
      Scenario: See Home Screen                          # features/home_screen.feature:6
        Given I am on the Home Screen                    # features/step_definitions/ticalabash_custom_steps.rb:1
        Then I should see text containing "Hello, World" # calabash-cucumber-0.11.3/features/step_definitions/calabash_steps.rb:384
        And take picture                                 # calabash-cucumber-0.11.3/features/step_definitions/calabash_steps.rb:229
    1 scenario (1 passed)
    3 steps (3 passed)

    The picture/screenshot is named screenshot_X.png and can be found in:

    • On iOS: the build/iphone folder.
    • On Android: the project root folder.


    Because TiCalabash is wrapping Calabash, please use Calabash's documentation to learn how to use Calabash together with Cucumber:

    (The iOS documentation is far superior to the Android documentation and is mostly valid for Android as well).

    If you don't have a features directory at the project root level, it will be created. The ti calabash command will rebuild your Android or iOS app every time.

    Querying your UI

    Recording Touches

    Recording of touches is currently not supported, for two reasons:

    • It does not work anymore with Calabash iOS on iOS 7+
    • Has never been implemented in Calabash Android

    Training is producing a two part series on how to use TiCalabash.
    TiCalabash:Getting Started
    TiCalabash: Intermediate Testing -- Coming Aug 11,2015
    After these two episode are releases, Codex Labs, LLC will be checking the feedback to see if producting an Advanced episode has enough interest. stay tuned :-)


    The following slide deck may be of use: TiCalabash: Fully automated Acceptance Testing @ TiConf EU 2014

    Jenkins configuration

    If you want to integrate TiCalabash in Jenkins, use the following configuration:

    cd ~/Desktop/ticonf2014testappdemo/alloytest # or actually pull from git. 
    titanium clean titanium build --platform=iphone --test & 
    sleep 30 
    killall "iPhone Simulator" 
    export PATH=“/Users/andrewmcelroy/.rbenv/shims:/Users/andrewmcelroy/bin:/usr/local/bin: /Users/andrewmcelroy/.rbenv/bin:/Users/andrewmcelroy/android/tools:/Users/andrewmcelroy/android/: /Users/andrewmcelroy/android//tools:/Users/andrewmcelroy/android/platform-tools/:/usr/bin:/bin: /usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/git/bin:" 
    echo | titanium calabash —platform=iphone
    cd ~/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/7.1/Applications/ 
    AppGUID = $(find . -name "alloytest" | cut -d "/" -f 2) 
    cp "~/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/7.1/Applications/$AppGUID/Documents/jenkins.xml" $WORKSPACE/jenkins.xml

    Make sure you replace the folders with the actual folders on your system.

    Strider configuration

    soon. A strider module that seamlessly integrates with TiCalabash is coming whenever Andrew can finish the module.


    Training by Codex Labs for TiCalabash is in the planning stage.


    In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality.

    Release History

    1.1.2 - Updated calabash-android to 0.5.5 and calabash-cucumber to 0.12.2 ( iOS 8 compatibility) 1.0.4 - Added Sample features

    1.0.0 - TiCalabash wraps calabash


    License: MIT (c) 2014 Matt Apperson / Apperson Labs Andrew McElroy / Codex Labs, LLC


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