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Visual verification testing library for Robot Framework

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EyesLibrary for Robot Framework

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EyesLibrary is a Robot Framework Library to automate visual software testing verification. EyesLibrary uses a Python SDK called Eyes-Selenium from the tool Applitools Eyes, and can be used with the SeleniumLibrary and/or the AppiumLibrary .

This library is a fork of Robot-AppEyes. In order to use EyesLibrary, you are required to sign up for a free account with Applitools. See the Usage section.


The following versions were used to test the library:

  • Python 2.7.14 or 3.6.0
  • Robot Framework 3.1.1
  • Eyes-Selenium 3.16.2
  • SeleniumLibrary 3.3.1 (For Web Tests)
  • AppiumLibrary (For Mobile Tests)


The recommended installation method is using pip:

pip install robotframework-eyeslibrary

To update both the library and all its dependencies to the latest version:

pip install --upgrade robotframework-eyeslibrary

To install a specific version:

pip install robotframework-eyeslibrary==(DesiredVersion)


To uninstall EyesLibrary use the following pip command:

pip uninstall robotframework-eyeslibrary

Directory Layout


  The Robot Framework Python Library that makes use of the Applitools Eyes Python SDK


  Test files to display what the keywords from EyesLibrary accomplish


  Documentation for the EyesLibrary: Keyword Documentation and ChangeLog


You must create a free account with Applitools in order to run EyesLibrary and return results.

Then, to use the library, follow EyesLibrary Keyword Documentation.

This is a Robot Framework library. If you're not familiarized with Robot Framework, please consult Robot Framework User Guide.

Running the Demo

At tests/acceptance directory, you can find Robot Framework tests for:

  • Web
  • Android Browser
  • Android Native App
  • Android Hybrid App
  • iOS Browser
  • iOS Native App
  • iOS Hybrid App

Before running the tests, your Applitools API Key must be set in tests/acceptance/resources/common.robot, by replacing "YourApplitoolsApiKey" with your own key.

When running the mobile tests, you must replace the variables within tests/acceptance/resources/mobile.robot with your own, as well as the ones in tests/acceptance/resources/android.robot or tests/acceptance/resources/ios.robot, according to the OS in use.

For instance, you may want to use a different Remote URL than the one provided in the variables. So, if you are working with TestingBot, for example, you'd have to replace the Remote URL variable in tests/acceptance/resources/mobile.robot:

${REMOTE URL}          http://${CREDENTIALS}

Before running the Android Hybrid App tests, you need to install the Demo App (APK found at tests/resources) in your device.

For in depth detail on how the keywords function, read the Keyword documentation found here: Keyword Documentation

Remember to include your Applitools API key otherwise the test will not run. To run a test, open a command prompt within the tests/acceptance folder and run:

robot FILENAME.robot

For example, to run the Test Suite for Web:

robot web.robot

Note: It is assumed that anyone who wants to use this demo is already able to execute robot tests using SeleniumLibrary (for web tests) and/or AppiumLibrary (for mobile tests). The browser used to navigate with SeleniumLibrary is Google Chrome.

Things to Note When Using Applitools

  • The tests will be accepted automatically by Applitools Eyes after the first run because a new baseline is being created. A second test run will show a comparison between screens.
  • Changing the Applitools baseline parameters will create a new baseline, that is automatically accepted on the first run. (For more information, read the article: What is a ‘baseline’ and how is a baseline created?
  • The viewport size should not be set to greater values than the maximum size of the device's window. (For more information on using viewports, consult Using viewports in Eyes)

Getting Help

To be defined. It might be helpful to read Applitools Documentation.


EyesLibrary was forked from Robot-AppEyes on version 1.2.

Robot-AppEyes authors:

EyesLibrary then emerged as an independent library from the original one, on version 2.0.

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