Kobiton 1.1 release notes (Legacy)

May 30, 2017


Automation Testing

  • Support for Appium 1.6.4, support for iOS 10.3, support for Android 7.1+

Manual Testing

  • Support for iOS 10.3, support for Android 7.1+

  • Improved screen streaming to reduce bandwidth consumption by 50%


  • Prevents downloading .apk and .ipa inside the device


  • Ability to display session in user-configured timezone

  • Kobiton Desktop App now shows detailed steps when initializing devices

  • Documented the whitelist approach for app testing behind the firewall

  • Many bug fixes

Customers update

Upgrade notes for customers hosting their own devices

The new Kobiton Desktop app (v1.9.1) requires a few extra steps during the setup process up on a Mac machine. Please follow the instructions below to update the Mac machine to run the new Kobiton Desktop app.

  1. Upgrade Xcode

    • This version of the Kobiton Desktop App requires Xcode 8.3.2. Please download and install this exact version.

      • Launch the Terminal app and enter the following commands:

      • Accept the new license:
        $ sudo xcodebuild -license accept

      • Enable Development Mode:
        $ DevToolsSecurity -enable

      • Update Command Line tools:
        $ xcode-select --install

      • Confirm you’re using the correct version of Xcode (8.3.2):
        $ xcodebuild -version

  2. Install ffmpeg

    • Launch the Terminal app and enter the following command:
      $ brew install ffmpeg --with-x264

  3. Install Kobiton Desktop

    • Quit the Kobiton Desktop App (if actively running)

    • Login to Kobiton

    • Click Download to re-download the Kobiton Desktop App

    • Install and launch it