There are several ways to build applications for mobile devices, and each has strengths and weaknesses. We'll look at each of these in detail to clarify the differences.
Android Development Tools Section Index
Follow along and go through the necessary setup on mobile and wearable devices as well as configurations on Android Studio.
In this article, we will learn how to draw objects such as lines and circles on Google Maps in Android applications.
Map markers make it easy to identify a location on a map. In this article, we will learn how to add map markers on Google Maps programmatically.
Interact with other apps by exchanging data with them. To switch from one Android activity to another, an Android intent must be defined and instantiated.
Learn how to build an Android application that uses Google Maps.
Join the author, Vipul Patel, as he shares tips to boost the performance of your Android apps.
Discover where to get the Android Studio download, how different it is from Eclipse, and more to make your development time easier.
The Iconic Framework can empower developers and leverage their AngularJS and HTML5 skills to create beautiful, high-performing apps.
If you're eager to try Android Studio, there's no reason why a half-finished Eclipse project should hold you back! This tutorial explores two options, for migrating your Eclipse project to Android Studio.
If you want to leverage your existing C#/Visual Studio skills to create fast, native applications for iOS, Android, Microsoft and others, Xamarin is well worth your consideration.
Chunyen Liu shares 10 design tips for you to use in developing Android apps.
Naturally you want to distribute your apps to as many customers as possible to maximize your profit. Chunyen Liu looks into some of the potential app store alternatives to Google Play.
Get ready for the official release at Google Play store. Learn how to configure your app versions, maintain target platform builds, create your unique identify keys, sign your apps, and more.
Part one of a two-part article that walks you through the complete process of using Xamarin to create a simple cross-platform app with .NET and C# that runs on both Android and iOS.
Learn how to configure Android emulators and connect with hardware devices, how to create and import a project, and how to debug utilities commonly used for Android development.
This first article in a series on the essential knowledge needed to become an Android developer focuses on where to find and download the development tools, what they are, how to set them up, and how to keep them updated.
Take your web app skills mobile with Adobe PhoneGap's cloud build service!
UPDATED: The Android emulator has traditionally been a necessary but frustratingly slow tool for Android developers. Learn how you can boost your Android emulator speed to real device performance levels -- or even faster.
As an Android app developer, you need all the tools you can get to design quality apps that leverage the powerful smart-device hardware available on the market today.
Androids are everywhere! Because Android devices come in all shapes, sizes, CPUs and versions, building applications can be tough. HTML5 can help to tame the complexity, while also giving you the ability to port to other platforms as well!
Android Studio is the first IDE dedicated entirely to Android. Find out how it compares to Eclipse, and develop a Hello World app in the new IDE.
Eclipse Content Assist for Android can significantly speed up Android app development -- if you understand how to use the function correctly.
The recent release of Mono for Android 4.2 brings with it new support for building a user interface (UI) in the form of the Xamarin Designer. Paul Ferrill reviews both MonoDevelop and Visual Studio 2010 on 32- and 64-bit Windows 7.