The Ten (10) Best Android Productivity Tools, Plugins, and Libraries
Every engineer worth his/her salt should have a set of awesome tools to help increase productivity. Livecoding.tv engineers are no exception. We would like to share one such set of tools, plugins, and libraries that Android streamers use on Livecoding.tv on a daily basis.
“Android is an easy to use mobile operating system designed by Google It is the customizable and powers more than a billion devices across the globe — from phones and tablets to watches, TV, cars and more” (Android.com). Google has today launched its Android Studio IDE version 2.0 which is used for the purpose of writing apps for Android. One of its many important updates is the improvement in deployment speeds, the new version can do a full build “2x to 2.5x faster” than previous releases. Among the new features that come with the latest build include Instant Run – a much-requested feature that will dramatically improve development workflow.
Here are the ten (10) best Android productivity tools, plugins, and libraries recommended by Livecoding.tv engineers:
AppMakr is a DIY app creation platform that allows you to make your own mobile app. In only 20 minutes you can build an iPhone app, an Android app, and an HTML5 mobile formatted website. And the best part: NO coding required.
Android Studio is the official IDE for Android application development, based on IntelliJ IDEA.At the core of Android Studio is an intelligent code editor capable of advanced code completion, refactoring, and code analysis.The powerful code editor helps you be a more productive Android app developer.
Mippin is an agile and dynamic mobile application and content company. We build world-leading app-creation platforms & multi-award winning apps. The App Factory is a cross-platform app-creation engine that allows content owners to build great-looking apps in minutes.
Shoutem is a mobile app creator. It is a platform that can rapidly deploy cost-effective mobile apps for individuals, clubs, and small budget SMEs.
Chrome Remote Desktop allows you to remotely access one computer from another over the Internet. For example, you can use the app to securely access your files or applications from another computer. Or you can give a friend temporary access to your desktop so they can help you solve a computer problem. Livecoding.tv engineers find CRD a very useful app.
As its name suggests, Cabinet BETA is a file manager still in beta, featuring Material Design. It also supports root access and remote server access via SFTP.
GenyMotion is an Android Emulator for testing. It allows you to test your mobile Android application by simulating the Android environment on your computer.
Robotium is an Android test automation framework that has full support for native and hybrid applications. Robotium makes it easy to write powerful and robust automatic black-box UI tests for Android applications. With the support of Robotium, test case developers can write function, system and user acceptance test scenarios, spanning multiple Android activities.
Appium is an open source test automation framework for use with native, hybrid and mobile web apps. It drives iOS and Android apps using the WebDriver protocol.
And that’s it. The ten (10) best Android tools, plugins, and libraries to help you become more productive, as recommended by Livecoding.tv engineers. What are your favorite Android productivity tools? What did we miss in this list that definitely needs to be added to make it complete?