IDE for developing android apps

The mobile application developer needs some IDE, IDE stands for “Integrated Development Environment” provides the complete environment for development.IDE for android apps means an environment which provides complete life cycle for the app development this means it should provide the framework for designing, programming(coding), testing, debugging also for packaging complete application software.

Google android developer

The officials IDEs for the android app development that  uses Java are:

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  1. ADT  (Android Development Tool) Рuses Eclipse IDE.
  2. Android Studio – uses IntelliJ IDE.

But these are not the only options for the android applications the alternatives for these are also there.Why there is the alternative for these?ADT and android studio are having some drawbacks these are:

  1. Both of these require the strong knowledge of java language.
  2. Application made with these are not cross-platform, this means the applications can run only on the device running the android operating system.

In order to overcome these drawbacks, the developers decided to create the environment which develops the cross-platform apps.

App developers

Following is the list of different app developers:

  1. AIDE – uses HTML5/c/c++.
  2. Application Craft – HTML.
  3. Basic4Android – BASIC
  4. Cordova – HTML5.
  5. Corona – Lua.
  6. Intel XDK – HTML5.
  7. IntelliJIDEA – Java.
  8. Kivy – python.
  9. Monkey X – BASIC.
  10. MonoGame – c#.
  11. MoSync – HTML5/c/c++.
  12. PhoneGap – HTML5,CSS,JS.
  13. Telerik – HTML5.
  14. Titanium – JavaScript.
  15. Xamarin – C#.

All the above are the cross-platform environment excepts Basic$Android and IntelliJIDEA.

Best ide for android development:

According to me, Android Studio is the best IDE for the one who intends to develop an app that runs on android only.Android Studio is user-friendly and all things are clearly mentioned, also specify errors and warning clearly.One who is new to android app development should use Android Studio.

One thought on “IDE for developing android apps”

  1. The major problem that I have with Android Studio is that it takes the fun out of programming because it is so unresponsive. While a very-high-spec PC may solve most of that, it is nevertheless an imposition and makes me wonder why it is so resource-hungry. Given that it is Google-backed, it obviously can not be ignored however.

    Serious alternatives for Android and other development (IMHO):-

    Basic4Android (or B4A as it is now called), is surprisingly impressive. The executables are just as fast. The language is close-to VB6. In addition, it supports inline Java and also external Java libraries. Also, in addition there is a desktop version and an IOS version that use the same language. Another appealing aspect is that the IDE is not resource-hungry and is a pleasure to use. I’ve used it a little, and I’m extremely impressed. There’s nothing wrong with a structured Basic, and it compiles to Java bytecode anyway. Everything about it is fast from the IDE to the compilation. Being Java-based it provides access to BigDecimal and BigInteger which are extremely powerful and sometimes they are essential and therefore they are essential.

    JavaFxPorts/Gluon. I’m unsure how how far advanced this is as yet, but I’m starting to look at it.

    Xamarin. Looks interesting, but does not provide the same multi-platform support and I haven’t tried it. M$ owned.

    I personally have not considered the JavaScript/HTML and Lua solutions and the game-only solution.


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