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How to open a URL in Mobile

Hello,
I am new to this TestProject.
I had an APP to be automated and I have created an Android test By adding the APK of the APP which I need to automate. Now as a part of automation I wanted to close the APP and I want to navigate to a URL in Browser.
So I have added these steps:
1.Close APP. (First I’m closing the APP which I’m currently in)
2.Click Android Keyboard search. (It is an Addon that I found in Actions and this directs me to the Mobile search page where I’m adding the URL which I want to use and it opens that page)
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The issue here I’m facing is that, This Test works perfectly fine with my physical mobile device. But it fails when I try to run this Test over the Browserstack emulator. It fails at this step(Click Android Keyboard search.)

Can anyone help me with this issue or suggest some way where I can close the APP in which I’m testing then I need to open an URL and then want to go back to the APP which I have previously closed, And I wanted to run this test over the Browserstack emulators.

Thanks in advance.

Hello @srianoop.d
You can just switch between apps and do it.
For example, go to the Chrome app and enter a URL using Start Activity:
You need to enter the AppPackage and AppActivity for the application you want to switch to.


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Enter the URL by recording the step so you can do so.
Let me know if it helped you

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Hey @kfiryo1
Thanks… it worked fine over emulators too.

One quick question @kfiryo1
I want to Run the similar test in iOS too… Is there a AppPackage for safari like for chrome in Android. Can you suggest the solution for that too if you have any ideas over that.

Thanks @kfiryo1 for the solution.

@srianoop.d Glad to hear it worked for you.
A similar for IOS is Launch App with Arguments/Env Variables action.
You need to add Bundle ID, for Safari it’s “com.apple.mobilesafari​”


For any other app, just search online.
You can see that in the Applications tab if you have uploaded the API file to your TP account.

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Thanks @kfiryo1 This helps a lot.