The Top 10 Android App Development Tools
Professional Android app developers are aware of the latest tools and technologies used for Android app development. With these tools and technologies, developers can create desired functionalities for an app. Here is the list of the top 6 Android app development tools used for building Android apps:
#1. Android Studio
Android Studio is the official IDE (Integrated Development Environment for Android application development. It is the first choice of a majority of developers building Android apps. In fact, no list of Android app development tools will complete without Android Studio. Android Studio supports Java, C++, and Kotlin. Java is still one the most preferred programming language for Android apps.
#2. Fluid UI
This tool is applied to prototype and storyboard native looking mock-ups. At present, more than 750K UI designers across the world are using this tool. With Fluid UI, UI designers can choose from thousands of mobile, tablet and desktop app mock-ups. Also, it has mock-ups for wearable widgets. Developers can use custom images for designing the UI for their Android apps. The tool also offers mock-ups for enterprise applications.
Flow Up is an interesting Android app development tool that helps developers track the overall performance of their apps and get detailed insights on various key performance metrics such as memory usage, CPU usage, FPS, disk usage and so on. The tool can be used for iOS app development too.
#4. Intel XDK
Intel XDK is the best tool for creating HTML5 apps. It lets developers build Android apps very easily. Apart from the development part, the tool can also test the apps. It offers developers with an opportunity to deliver apps for multiple app stores. Designing, developing, and deployment of apps through Intel XDK are completely a breeze as it is a user-friendly tool.
#5. Adobe PhoneGap
#6. Android Debug Bridge
This tool allows developers to upload and download files, access different features through emulator or device. They can be also used to install and uninstall packages. You can perform a query for emulator / device instances. It can be used over both USB and Wi-Fi connections.
This tool can be used to get rid of difficulties being experienced by Android developers in creating Android app back-ends. Parse tool comes with a number of APIs which can be used for storing data and enabling push notifications.
#8. Geny motion
It’s an ideal tool for Android app developers having issues in starting an emulator and running an app. The tool offers free hardware accelerated Android emulator, which developers can use to run their apps faster and free of any trouble. As of 2016, Geny motion was used by more than 250000 app developers all over the world. Also, the tool is compatible with Android studio and supports an extensive range of APIs.
#9. Leak Canary
If you need a powerful tool to detect memory leak, there is no better option than Leak Canary provided by Square. The tools make the time consuming job of detecting memory leaks quite simpler. Set up it at once and, it will automatically start showing you notifications in case of any leaks happen in your app.
Last but not least, DryRun is a useful tool that allows developers to test-run any Android library hosted online just in a few moments. You can easily try several libraries with the use of this tool.
With these tools, Android app developers can make the process of building app rather simpler.
Author Bio. :- Sofia Coppol is a digital marketing expert in Rapidsoft Technologies, is a offshore software development company which provides Software for Education, Automation, Construction and Finance across the global. She loves to write on latest mobile trends, mobile technologies, startups and enterprises