Kobiton 4.5 release notes

July 1, 2023

These release notes pertain to Kobiton 4.5. If you are using Legacy Kobiton, see Kobiton 3.30 release notes (Legacy)!

New OS support

Kobiton 4.5 supports the following:

  • iOS/iPadOS 16.5

  • iOS/iPadOS 15.7.6

  • macOS 13.4

Export Appium script in NodeJS - Mocha

You can now generate an Appium script in NodeJS that is compatible with the Mocha testing framework. When you complete a Manual Session, select Export Appium Script on the Automated Test Case tab, then select NodeJS - Mocha from the Testing Framework dropdown.

  • The Manual test session must qualify to be converted to an Automated test case for the Export Appium Script button to be enabled.

  • Only sessions on native application are supported. Support for Web and hybrid apps is coming soon.

  • With other export options, Appium script can be exported from Manual sessions and Revisit sessions with passed status. However, Node.js - Mocha option currently only supports exporting from Manual sessions.

Display additional device information in the Device List

The following device information is now available when viewing the Device List:

  • Total memory

  • Battery Temp

  • Battery Health

  • Phone IMSI

  • Phone ICCID

  • Mobile number

  • Carrier

  • Network Type

  • CPU platform

  • Security Patch

  • IMEI

To display the above columns, switch to the List View instead of the default Card View, then click the Edit Column button to select/deselect the columns. A maximum of 9 columns can be displayed at a time, so you may need to deselect columns before adding new ones.

In devices with two SIM cards, columns such as Mobile number, Carrier, etc. only display data of the first SIM card.

New Jenkins plugin for Kobiton integration

With this release, we are introducing a Jenkins plugin that enables seamless integration between Kobiton and a Jenkins CI/CD pipeline.

With this plugin, you can:

  • Specify Kobiton account credentials (username, API key).

  • Upload an app built by the Jenkins pipeline by specifying app path.

  • Upload an Appium script to run automation tests on the app.

  • View the test result (pass/fail) and link to Kobiton session.

The plugin will be published on the Jenkins plugin site.