BrowserStack vs WebdriverIO: What are the differences?
BrowserStack and WebdriverIO can be categorized as "Browser Testing" tools.
Some of the features offered by BrowserStack are:
- Real Device Cloud. Test on a range of physical Android and iOS mobile devices and tablets for the most accurate results
- 1100+ desktop browsers. Latest versions of IE, Edge, Safari, Chrome, Firefox and more on a range of Windows and OS X platforms on a robust cloud infrastructure
- Test dev environments. Our Local Testing feature allows you to test development and internal websites seamlessly, without setup or configuration
On the other hand, WebdriverIO provides the following key features:
- Support for the WebDriver specification as well as to Appium
- Easy Test Setup
WebdriverIO is an open source tool with 5.04K GitHub stars and 1.44K GitHub forks. Here's a link to WebdriverIO's open source repository on GitHub.
ebay, Typeform, and Wikipedia are some of the popular companies that use BrowserStack, whereas WebdriverIO is used by SuperAgendador.com, Soluto, and Shelf. BrowserStack has a broader approval, being mentioned in 579 company stacks & 238 developers stacks; compared to WebdriverIO, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.