5 Must Have Android Tools

by May 2, 2016 0 comments

Android is one of the most popular mobile platforms, various apps has been developed supporting this, and many are yet to come. We have found a few useful Android tools which can help developers to design, develop, test, and publish quality Android applications.


Eclipse w/ADT

One of the most popular Java development environment, due to the strong integration of the Android tools with Eclipse. This integration is achieved with the Android Development Tools (ADT) plug-in for Eclipse, which can be downloaded from the Android website.


SDK and AVD Manager

This comes with a number of important functions that helps to manage the different versions of the Android SDKs as well as third-party add-ons, tools, devices drivers, and documentation. Also, this tool can manage the Android Virtual Device configurations (AVDs).


Android Debug Bridge

This tool connects other tools with the emulator and devices. This can be used from the command line to upload and download files, install and uninstall packages, and access many other features via the shell on the device or emulator.


Android Emulator and Real Devices

This tool can be used in conjunction with AVDs to simulate device targets. Meaning, testing on real physical devices is essential for complete test coverage.


Draw 9-Patch

This tool comes handy when it comes to graphics design. This allows you to convert traditional PNG graphic files into stretchable graphics that are more flexible and efficient for mobile development use.

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