Maestro integration

How to integrate your workflows with Maestro using codemagic.yaml

Maestro UI testing framework from lets you test your iOS and Android mobile apps using simple to-create test flows that are written in a declarative form using YAML. In order to run your tests in CI you can utilize Maestro Cloud, which allows you to easily run your Flows without having to manage iOS and Android devices in your own CI. For more information on how to get started with Maestro and Maestro Cloud, please refer to the Maestro documentation.

A sample project that shows how to configure Maestro integration is available in our Sample projects repository.

Get Maestro Cloud API Key

In order to use Maestro Cloud to run your tests on, you will need to signup here and get the API Key from your console, click on your email, View API Key and copy the value.

After getting your API KEY you need to add it to your environment variables in a group named maestro for example.

Configure environment variables

  1. Open your Codemagic app settings, and go to the Environment variables tab.

  2. Enter the desired Variable name, e.g. MDEV_API_KEY.

  3. Enter the desired variable value as Variable value.

  4. Enter the variable group name, e.g. maestro. Click the button to create the group.

  5. Make sure the Secure option is selected.

  6. Click the Add button to add the variable.

  7. Add the variable group to your codemagic.yaml file

          - maestro

Managing Maestro flows

After you have created your YAML tests flows inside the .maestro directory, you need to check the directory into your project repository.

Installing Maestro CLI

Before you use maestro commands, you need first to simply install the CLI on the building machine using this command.

    - name: Download Maestro
      script: curl -Ls "" | bash

Uploading to Maestro Cloud

First, you need to build your Android (.apk) / iOS (.app) apps, then use the maestro cloud command to test your app.

See how to build your native android app here or your Flutter app here.

Add the following script to your publishing section:

    - name: Run tests on Maestro cloud
        script: | 
        export PATH="$PATH":"$HOME/.maestro/bin"
        maestro cloud \
        --apiKey $MDEV_API_KEY \
        $apkPath \

Don’t forget to change the value of the apkPath to your actual apk path.

For iOS, you need to upload your x86-compatible Simulator .app directory.

Here’s the script on how you can build it.

    - name: Build unsigned .app
    script: | 
        xcodebuild \
        -workspace "ios/$XCODE_WORKSPACE" \
        -scheme "$XCODE_SCHEME" \
        -configuration "Debug" \
        -sdk iphonesimulator \
        -derivedDataPath ios/output
    - name: Run tests on Maestro cloud
        script: | 
        export PATH="$PATH":"$HOME/.maestro/bin"
        maestro cloud \
        --apiKey $MDEV_API_KEY \
        $iosAppPath \

Don’t forget to add the environment variables that holds your XCode workspace name under $XCODE_WORKSPACE and the Scheme name under $XCODE_SCHEME. See the complete sample project here.

If your Codemagic’s build has failed at the Maestro cloud step, then your tests have failed. Otherwise, everything went well and you can check out the build page for more details.