Looking for the best Android app development tools isn’t that hard to find if you want to develop your own custom Android app. Android, although came after iPhone & iOS, has captured the Smartphone market in a better way, if we compare the handset sales figures. It is popular due to its open and free nature, the backup of Google, easy availability and integration of Google services and availability of millions of free apps. The open source nature, which means anyone, can use the OS without any permission or notice to anyone allows thousands of companies to easily use this OS for their handsets. All you need to do is to get the Android app development tools and create your own app for your device.
Along with the free feature, the easy availability of apps added to the success of Android. The app creation has become such a magnificent business on its own merit that it is now a multi-billion dollar business. There are lots of companies as well as individuals who are contributing to these apps in Google Play. For app creation, they are using many different tools. Here in this article, we shall explore a few of those popular tools.
4 Best Android App Development Tools
The Android Software Development Kit (SDK)
This is the very first you have to get as one of the Android app development tools. It is the most popular and easiest SDK which comes directly from Google. The kit is pretty complete which has a debugger which helps in debugging the cedes during the development process, pre-installed C libraries, sample codes for easy re-usability, QEMU based handset emulator to check the app in emulated handsets, a very elaborate help section and a tutorial for learning while creating. In fact, this complete set helps you to create, debug, run or learn any Android app. Android SDK can natively run in Windows, Linux and Mac, making it the ultimate choice for all Android developers.
Download Android SDK below.
Native Development Kit
Next to our Android app development tools is the Native Development Kit which also came from Google and it can be installed using Android SDK. It mainly helps to compile libraries written in C or C++ in to ARM86 hardware. It can however also allows the developer to install any app using the traditional tools.
It is best used for creating C/C++ applications for Android device. It can be run singularly or can be integrated to the official Android SDK. In fact, this tool is better to be considered as a companion tools as this tool isn’t self sufficient. It is also not helpful to create all the apps.
Download Android NDK.
App Inventor for Android
Developed and released by Google, maintained by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), this is one of the Android app development tools which makes it easier to create Android apps. The best thing about App Inventor is two features, the graphical User Interface (GUI) and Drag n Drop facility. In this sense, the tool is a lot like .net IDE. Although this tool isn’t very helpful in composing the tricky and complex apps but this app can easily allow you to code simple features of difficult programs, allowing you more time and energy to spend on the more difficult custom features.
App Inventor can easily be used to make GPS, accelerometer, Text messaging functions, Speech to text conversions, contact data and web based services.
Download App Inventor for Android below.
HyperNext Android Creator
When thinking of the best Android app development tools for aspiring Android programmers, there is no competitor of HyperNext Android Creator. This tool allows any programmer, or any general person with somewhat knowledge of computer programming, to create fantastic and captivating Android apps. The best thing about HyperNext is you don’t need to be a Java programmer or an Android SDK programmer to create apps in HyperNext. The tool, which is built using HyperCard and Hyper Talk, uses software stacking. This process is somewhat similar to the layer concept of the Photoshop where only one layer is visible at time. This technique helps programmers to develop single window based Android tools. The program can be considered to be the English language, where by combining several simple sentences you can easily create a compound sentence. The GUI of the tool is similar to Visual Basic.
Download HyperNext Android Creator
There are other tools as well, which allow you to create the amazing Android apps. As a company which is submerged in Ipad Apps Development as well as Android app development, we freely use many of these programs, depending on our need and the features the client wants.
There are brilliant Android app development tool like The Simple project, Basic4android, Adobe AIR, BatteryTech SDK, Adobe Flash Builder, Bright cove App Cloud and others. It should also be noted that the affinity or comfortably of programmers with a certain development tool also play a huge role in choosing the development tool. There is no rule on which tools should work out the best for an Android app developer.
This article is written by Pushpendra Shukla who is working with Moability as an Internet marketing Analyst. If you want complete solution on Android Application development then select the best Android App Development Company in India and achieve the expected results.