Disable appium check for activity in 1.6 on android-launch entire app not a specific activity

Currently Appium 1.6 directly launches the activity passed as “appActivity” .This is causing issues in my app because the app initialization code is present in splash activity.

I can’t specify my splash screen as “appActivity” because it is only present for few seconds. Appium gives an error because of it is not able to find the splash screen.

Has anybody faced similar situation. Any way to launch the entire app rather than specific activity.


I would suggest using an explicit wait until the splash screen is gone: