Best Android Ide / Tools For Android App Development

Best Android Ide / Tools For Android App Development

Best Android Ide / Tools For Android App Development. The Google Play Store has More than 2.9 million available apps in 2020. Android apps are dominating the mobile market over other OS available in the market. The best part about the Android operating system is because of its open-source.

An IDE is a comprehensive solution that gives the opportunity to the mobile app developers to create their artwork with less effort And in a faster way. So here are some of IDE’s I chose and many developers are already using them for their software development. As we all know the Development procedure is complicated and time-consuming especially for android app development. So for easy and rapid app development its necessary for developer use IDE and here is some list of them,

  • Android Studio
  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • Visual Studio – Xamarin
  • Unreal Engine
  • Unity 3D

1) Android Studio

Android Studio is the official integrated development environment for Google’s Android operating system, built on JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA software and designed specifically for Android development. It is available for download on Windows, macOS and Linux based operating systems. This IDE supports Java, C++, and Kotlin languages.

Gradle-based build support.

Android Virtual Device (Emulator) to run and debug apps in the Android studio.

Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, enabling integration with Firebase Cloud Messaging (Earlier ‘Google Cloud Messaging’) and Google App Engine

Template-based wizards to create common Android designs and components, Just Drag and Drop desired premade elements by using the template.

Support for building Android Wear apps.

IntelliJ that Android Studio is built on supports.
Android Studio 3.0 or later supports Kotlin which is simpler, easier & trending.

System requirements

Criterion Description
OS version Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher
GNOME or KDE desktop Linux
RAM 3 GB RAM minimum,
8 GB RAM recommended,
plus 1 GB/More for the Android Emulator.
Disk space 2 GB of available disk space minimum,
4 GB recommended,
More is better.

How much does Android Studio cost?

COST/SUBSCRIPTION:- FREE

LINK TO DOWNLOAD:- >ANDROID STUDIO<<

2) IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA is a Java integrated development environment (IDE) for developing computer software. It is developed by JetBrains (formerly known as IntelliJ). This is the same company that developed Android Studio which is an official Android app development software used globally.

Interface is completely same as Android studio but Intellij idea have more additional features that Android studio doesn’t provide.Even you can use this same software for other coding languages & web development.

As per its users including us, its Best-in-class ide, Fast, Plugin architecture & Integrated version control.

System requirements

Criterion Description
OS version Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or later
MacOS 10.11 or later
Any 64-bit distribution that supports Gnome or KDE
RAM 2 GB RAM minimum,
8 GB RAM recommended,
plus 1 GB/More for the Android development and commercial production.
Disk space 1.5 GB of available disk space minimum, at least 1 GB for caches
4 GB recommended,
More is better.

How much does IntelliJ IDEA cost?

COST/SUBSCRIPTION:-

FREE(Community version)

LINK TO DOWNLOAD:->IntelliJ IDEA(Community Version)<<

SUBSCRIPTION (Ultimate) US $499.00/user 1st year

LINK TO DOWNLOAD:- >>IntelliJ IDEA( Ultimate Version)<<

3) Visual Studio Xamarin

Xamarin is a Microsoft owned San Francisco based software company founded in May 2011. This software is one of the popular since its launch. It’s specifically designed for c# coders.
With a C# as a codebase, developers can use Xamarin tools to write native Android, iOS, and Windows apps with native user interfaces and share code across multiple platforms, including Windows and macOS. According to Xamarin, over 1.4 million developers were using Xamarin’s products in 120 countries around the world as of April 2017.

System requirements

Criterion Description
OS version MacOS High Sierra or newer.
Windows 7 or newer.
RAM 1.5 GB RAM minimum,
8 GB RAM recommended,
plus 1 GB/More for the Android development and commercial production.
Disk space 20 GB of available disk space minimum,
More is better.

How much does Visual Studio Xamarin cost?

COST/SUBSCRIPTION:-

NOTE:-Costing for Visual Studio only, Xamarin is Free & Open Source Available under the MIT license.

SUBSCRIPTION (Professional) US $45/month(Professional)

LINK TO DOWNLOAD:->Visual Studio (ProfessionalVersion)<<

SUBSCRIPTION (Enterprise) US $250/month(Enterprise)

LINK TO DOWNLOAD:- >>Visual Studio (Enterprise Version)<<

4) Unreal Engine4

Unreal Engine is a game engine developed by Epic Games, first showcased in the 1998 first-person shooter game Unreal. Although initially developed for first-person shooters, it has been successfully used in a variety of other genres, including platformers, fighting games, MMORPGs, and other RPGs. This is one of the top contenders for game development in the android industry.

System requirements

CriterionDescription
OS versionMac OS X 10.9.2 or newer.
Windows 10 64-bit.
RAM8 GB RAM minimum,
16 GB RAM recommended. (More is Better)
CPUQuad-core Intel, AMD processor,2.5 GHz or faster
Higher is better.
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX , AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher

How much does Unreal Engine 4 cost?

COST/SUBSCRIPTION:-

The full version of Unreal Engine 4 can be FREE of cost if your game revenue is less than $3,000 /quarter.

5% of your game’s gross revenue will be charged if more than $3000/quater.

LINK TO DOWNLOAD:->>Unreal Engine 4<<

5) Unity 3D

Unity is a cross-platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies, first announced and released in June 2005 at Apple Inc.’s Worldwide Developers Conference as a Mac OS X-exclusive game engine. As of 2018, the engine had been extended to support more than 25 platforms. This is one of the top contenders for game development in the android industry.

System requirements

CriterionDescription
OS versionSierra 10.12.6 or newer.
Windows 7 (SP1+) and Windows 10, 64-bit versions only.
RAM4 GB RAM minimum,
32 GB RAM recommended. (More for faster)
CPUX64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support
Higher is better.
GraphicsDX10, DX11, and DX12-capable GPUs
or Metal-capable Intel and AMD GPUs

How much does Unity 3D cost?

COST/SUBSCRIPTION:-

It Comes with Two Varients.

1.Individual 2.Business

1.Individual

Student:- Free

Personal:- Free, Revenue or funding less than $100K in the last 12 months

2.Business

Plus:- $40/month per seat

Pro :- $150/month per seat

Enterprise :- $200/month per seat

LINK TO DOWNLOAD:->>Unity 3D<<

Conclusion

There are plenty of different useful IDE’s for Android app development. It’s a personal preference for the tools he wants to work with. There are lots of updates that came across these IDE’s, So the prices mentioned in the post may vary. I personally like Intellij Idea for android app development which is the same as Android Studio. And for Game Development You may start with Unity if you are a beginner, but I recommend Unreal if you already have hands-on game development. Both Unity & Unreal have their own advantages as well as disadvantages like other IDE’s mentioned in this post. It’s completely your choice to work with them.

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