A plugin that allows you to control, simply, all your Genymotion devices from your Gradle scripts
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Gradle Plugin for Genymotion

Gradle Plugin Documentation

Here is a short description on how to use the Gradle plugin for Genymotion into your build.gradle.

Including the plugin

To use our plugin, you need first to reference our plugin’s repository. Here is what your build.gradle should look like:

buildscript {
    repositories {
    dependencies {
        classpath 'com.genymotion:plugin:1.4'

Then, apply the plugin. Insert this line into your build.gradle:

apply plugin: "genymotion"

Using the plugin

When this is done you can access to the Genymotion’s Gradle features. You can open a genymotion section and start defining your devices like this:

genymotion {
    devices {
        nexus5 {
            template "Google Nexus 5 - 4.4.4 - API 19 - 1080x1920"

This simple example will create and launch a Nexus 5 running KitKat right before the connectedAndroidTest task.

You can also use the plugin to run your tests in Genymotion Cloud. To add a cloud device, use the following syntax:

genymotion {
    cloudDevices {
        nexus5 {
            template "Google Nexus 5 - 4.4.4 - API 19 - 1080x1920"

This will create a Nexus 5 device on Genymotion Cloud.

But this plugin can do a lot more, read the full documentation for an exhaustive explanation.

Downloading the plugin's source code

To download the plugin, run:

git clone --recursive https://github.com/Genymobile/genymotion-gradle-plugin.git

Project description

The plugin folder contains the Gradle plugin.

The samples folder contains the example project using the Gradle plugin. There is one sample called 'helloworld' that showcases how to use the Gradle plugin in the context of an Android app.

Compiling the plugin

To compile the plugin, go to the root project folder and run the following command:

./gradlew :plugin:uploadArchives

The build result is a Maven repository. It will be pushed into a new folder: repo

You can now use the plugin as a simple repository. To add it to your project, you must add these lines to your build.gradle file:

buildscript {
    repositories {
        maven { url uri('<path/to/local/repo>') }
    dependencies {
        classpath 'com.genymotion:plugin:+'

Give it a try

Execute the sample "helloworld" using this command:

cd samples/helloworld
./gradlew connectedAndroidTest

This starts a virtual device on your computer.


The Gradle Plugin for Genymotion is an open source project under GPL v3 license.

Pull requests are strongly encouraged.

You can learn more about the plugin architecture in the architecture document.

Unit testing the project

Before pulling, you need to run the unit tests on the project. You can run it with the command:

./gradlew :plugin:test

As some tests are using the Android Gradle plugin, you need to have the Android SDK installed and the ANDROID_HOME environment variable set to be able to run all the tests.

Optional integration tests

This project also contains integration tests.

Before running these tests you need gmtool, the command line tool for Genymotion. It is embedded in the Genymotion app bundle.

The integration tests rely on a default.properties file where all needed properties can be read. This can be addressed in two ways. Either you create such file (ideal when working locally) or you inject all the needed properties via command line argument (ideal for CI):

Method 1:

  1. Copy the plugin/res/test/default.properties.TEMPLATE file and name it default.properties
  2. Fill the new file with your information (genymotion username, password, license) and the path to your local Genymotion installation (genymotionPath).
  3. Also, in the file plugin/res/test/android-app/local.properties precise the sdk.dir field with your Android SDK path

Method 2:

Add the following command line arguments when running the tests:

./gradlew <taskName> -Pusername=<username> -Ppassword=<password> -Plicense=<license> -PgenymotionPath=<path-to-genymotion>

Then launch the integration tests with this command:

./gradlew :plugin:integrationTest

Or launch all the tests (unit & integration) with this command:

./gradlew :plugin:check