Oct 4, 2011

8 Best Android Tools For Developers

Its our pleasure to share great resources and tools on our blog. A few days ago, we covered some highly useful stuff for our readers as Google lab tools, websites for online shopping, software to download Youtube videos, photo editing software and many more. We thankful our readers to appreciate these article and share their valuable comments. This time we come up with best Android tools for developers. Android is second most popular operating system using Smartphones and tablets.

This list has 8 best android tools that helps developers in many different ways, tools are- SDK and AVD manager, android ADT, android DDMS, etc. Every tool presents its unique and different quality to make it very useful for developers.

Now a days, android operating system getting more popularity and lovers everyday, smartphones and tablets are using this OS in large scale, A few days ago, we discussed best android tablets in the world.

So today our compilations is best android tools for developers by which they can make their development fast and easy. Visit this list and share your thought in our comment section below.

1) The SDK and AVD Manager

Adding and updating components in your Android SDK is fast and easy. To add or update the individual SDK components that you need, use the Android SDK and AVD Manager (included in the SDK Tools).

2) Android ADT

Android Development Tools (ADT) is a plugin for the Eclipse IDE that is designed to give you a powerful, integrated environment in which to build Android applications

3) Android DDMS

Android ships with a debugging tool called the Dalvik Debug Monitor Server (DDMS), which provides port-forwarding services, screen capture on the device, thread and heap information on the device, logcat, process, and radio state information, incoming call and SMS spoofing, location data spoofing, and more.

4) Logcat

The Android logging system provides a mechanism for collecting and viewing system debug output. Logs from various applications and portions of the system are collected in a series of circular buffers, which then can be viewed and filtered by the logcat command. You can use logcat from an ADB shell to view the log messages.

 

5) Hierarchy Viewer

Hierarchy Viewer allows you to debug and optimize your user interface. It provides a visual representation of the layout’s View hierarchy (the Layout View) and a magnified inspector of the display (the Pixel Perfect View).

 6) Zipalign

zipalign is an archive alignment tool that provides important optimization to Android application (.apk) files. The purpose is to ensure that all uncompressed data starts with a particular alignment relative to the start of the file. Specifically, it causes all uncompressed data within the .apk, such as images or raw files, to be aligned on 4-byte boundaries.

7) Emulator

The Android SDK includes a mobile device emulator — a virtual mobile device that runs on your computer. The emulator lets you develop and test Android applications without using a physical device.

8 ) Android Debug Bridge

Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a versatile command line tool that lets you communicate with an emulator instance or connected Android-powered device.

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  • Thanks for the overview about Android development tools!

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  • […] Its our pleasure to share great resources and tools on our blog. A few days ago, we covered some highly useful stuff for our readers as Google lab tools , websites for online shopping, software to download Youtube videos, photo editing software and many more. We thankful our readers to appreciate these article and share their valuable comments. This time we come up with best Android tools for developers. Android is second most popular operating system using Smartphones and tablets. This list has 8 best android tools that helps developers in many different ways, tools are- SDK and AVD manager, android ADT, android DDMS, etc. 8 Best Android Tools For Developers | ZoomZum […]

  • What a useless article – all these tools are bundled with the SDK and mostly invoked automatically (zipalign for example) or really hard to miss (the emulator, the SDK itself). So what is said here is that Android Eclipse SDK is useful for developing Android applications. Thanks.

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