Best Android App Development Tools & Software
Till date android continues to be the most used operating system all across the globe. And the meaning of this statement is that Android apps are extremely popular and widely used by all. Most of the companies who build mobile apps, create apps for multiple devices – both Android devices and iOS devices. In order to develop or build an excellent Android app you need to use the very best tools that are available to you. Here are our top picks when it comes to Android development tools:
There’s no way you could go on talking about android app development without mentioning or thinking about the Android Studio. It’s the most yet basic tool for Android developers. It was created by Google in the year 2013; in today’s day it has pretty much become the standard software for literally all the Android Developers out there. It’s a great tool because it has the support of Google as well as a large community of the developers.
Android Debug Bridge is inculcated or included in the Android Studio and it’s basically speaking a line of communication between the Android devices and the other computers that developers use for the purpose of QA and testing purposes. Android Developers can connect their Android device to their computers or laptops and then make the necessary changes to both of the devices at the very same time.
Another one of the great features of Android Studio is the AVD or the Android Virtual Device manager. This is basically an emulator that will run your Android app on your computer so that you have a way better inside into what your code looks like. It’s actually a really great device for actually seeing the work you’ve done and making any adjustments as needed.
Next up in our list we have Eclipse. Before Android Studio came into play, Eclipse was the major tool which was used for the purpose of Android development. As of the current time, Google doesn’t really support this software but some of the developers still use it in order to build or develop the Android apps as well as some other apps. Eclipse is still a pretty useful tool, and comes pretty handy in case of android development. Especially for developing cross-platform applications, and it supports a variety of the programming languages. Plus it is cross platform! Phew!
Up next in our list we have Fabric. Many of the big companies have used it while developing their mobile apps, for instance Twitter, Uber and Spotify. That in of itself is a very big test for a tool like this. Google actually purchased the Fabric tool from Twitter in January 2017. The platform offers us with several kits for developers to use during the time of testing as well as kits for marketing and advertising. Those components make it really easy to make sure or to ensure your application is user-friendly and it fits into the target market.
Next up in our list we have FlowUp. When you are working on any web or mobile project, performance is always key. And FlowUp is a perfect tool for the developers to regularly check the performance of their Android app or any other app as well. It’s a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution that you can use merely by purchasing a monthly subscription. The system shows you a nice, and a very organized dashboard of all the key metrics for your application like the CPU, bandwidth, disk usage etc.
On the seventh number in our list we have GameMaker: Studio is a really great option for all the people who are coding their first Android game. If you’re just starting out with Java and Android and you want to learn how to create a game, this is the perfect option for you. The platform provides you with everything that you need to create a 2D game with very little programming and a lot less code. It also has a drag-and-drop interface that makes it extremely easy for the beginner developers to start their Android development journey.
The eighth item on our list is Genymotion. Now when it comes to Genvmotion, this is an emulator that lets you view more than around 3000 different device scenarios so that you can test your application in various different environments. Beside from the Android and Java, this tool also supports the other programming languages and operating systems.
The next tool on our list is a great testing and bug reporting system. Companies like Yahoo, BuzzFeed, Lyft and PayPal use this tool in their development process. It enables each and every developer to document the bugs, add screen shots and even share this with other developers on the team to keep a log of all the bugs.
The last item on our list is Visual Studio with Xamarin. To end this list we have another classic tool, already known to most of the people. Visual Studio is Microsoft’s original development environment. You can use almost any programming language with it and easily use it to make the native Android, iOS and Windows apps when you combine it with the Xamarin.
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Guys! That is it for today’s blog! I hope I was able to deliver to you the perfect list of all the tools that are used in android development in the present day! Thank you for reading this blog post. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!