Install Appium

Installing Appium is as easy as running a single NPM command:

npm i --location=global appium

This command installs Appium globally on your system so that you can access it from the command line simply by running the appium command. Go ahead and run it now:


You should see some output that starts with a line like this:

[Appium] Welcome to Appium v2.0.0

That's it! If you get this kind of output, the Appium server is up and running. Go ahead and quit it (CTRL-C) and move on to the next step, where we'll install a driver for automating Android apps.