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An SDK that provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
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What is Android SDK?

Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment.
Android SDK is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.

Who uses Android SDK?

Companies
1537 companies reportedly use Android SDK in their tech stacks, including Google, Instacart, and Slack.

Developers
5539 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Android SDK.

Android SDK Integrations

Java, Android Studio, Sentry, Rollbar, and Flutter are some of the popular tools that integrate with Android SDK. Here's a list of all 39 tools that integrate with Android SDK.

Why developers like Android SDK?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Android SDK
Android SDK Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Android SDK in their tech stack.

Jesus Dario Rivera Rubio
Jesus Dario Rivera Rubio
Telecomm Engineering at Netbeast · | 10 upvotes · 158.8K views
atNetbeastNetbeast
React Native
React Native
Android SDK
Android SDK
Objective-C
Objective-C
Travis CI
Travis CI
Bitrise
Bitrise
GitHub
GitHub
Firebase
Firebase
Amplitude
Amplitude
Intercom
Intercom
Mailjet
Mailjet
#SmartHome
#End2end

We are using React Native in #SmartHome to share the business logic between Android and iOS team and approach users with a unique brand experience. The drawback is that we require lots of native Android SDK and Objective-C modules, so a good part of the invested time is there. The gain for a app that relies less on native communication, sensors and OS tools should be even higher.

Also it helps us set different testing stages: we use Travis CI for the javascript (business logic), Bitrise to run build tests and @Detox for #end2end automated user tests.

We use a microservices structure on top of Zeit's @now that read from firebase. We use JWT auth to authenticate requests among services and from users, following GitHub philosophy of using the same infrastructure than its API consumers. Firebase is used mainly as a key-value store between services and as a backup database for users. We also use its authentication mechanisms.

You can be super locked-in if you also rely on it's analytics, but we use Amplitude for that, which offers us great insights. Intercom for communications with end-user and Mailjet for marketing.

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Sezgi Uluçam
Sezgi Uluçam
Sr. Software Engineer at StackShare · | 7 upvotes · 90.8K views
Expo
Expo
Xcode
Xcode
React Native
React Native
Android Studio
Android Studio
Android SDK
Android SDK

I've recently switched to using Expo for initializing and developing my React Native apps. Compared to React Native CLI, it's so much easier to get set up and going. Setting up and maintaining Android Studio, Android SDK, and virtual devices used to be such a headache. Thanks to Expo, I can now test my apps directly on my Android phone, just by installing the Expo app. I still use Xcode Simulator for iOS testing, since I don't have an iPhone, but that's easy anyway. The big win for me with Expo is ease of Android testing.

The Expo SDK also provides convenient features like Facebook login, MapView, push notifications, and many others. https://docs.expo.io/versions/v31.0.0/sdk/

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Mike Endale
Mike Endale
at Founder at Moxit · | 5 upvotes · 7.9K views
atMoxitMoxit
Android SDK
Android SDK
Realm
Realm
Pouchdb
Pouchdb

We are building an offline-first Android SDK app. The solution we're working on runs on a mobile device in areas where internet connectivity is intermittent or does not exist. The applications needs to be able to collect data and when it reaches a home base or finds internet connectivity, we'll sync it with the host.

We've heard Realm and Pouchdb could be a good solution, but we are curious if anyone has any experience with either or have another path forward.

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Midhun Harikumar
Midhun Harikumar
Senior Associate at Cognizant Technology Solutions · | 2 upvotes · 16.9K views
Git
Git
GitHub
GitHub
GitHub Pages
GitHub Pages
Travis CI
Travis CI
Android SDK
Android SDK
BinTray
BinTray

Git and GitHub are excellent tools for hosting this open source project. GitHub enables me to do reviews and provides wiki support via GitHub Pages from anywhere. Travis CI is easy to setup and I can pull up my own Android SDK libraries from BinTray .

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Befmatic
Befmatic
Crashlytics
Crashlytics
Fabric by Twitter
Fabric by Twitter
Cocoa Touch (iOS)
Cocoa Touch (iOS)
Android SDK
Android SDK

When we first built the ArifZefen app our focus was around validating our business assumptions and finding a good product fit. Once we got to a few thousand users, it became clear that we needed to make quality a priority and that meant we needed a reliable tool that will allow us to monitor the health of our app. Crashlytics (now Fabric by Twitter ) was on a short list of solutions we closely explored and we were very happy with its ease of integration and the consistency it brought to our Cocoa Touch (iOS) and Android SDK crash monitoring.

Its daily pulse emails were also super informative in giving us a good sense of how each platform was doing in terms of crash-free and new users, daily actives and other relevant session data. These emails also surfaced any anomalies in daily trends, alerting us of any reason for concern. Overall, Crashlytics was instrumental in allowing us to quickly discover and diagnose crashes and it is one of the main reasons we were able to keep our app store ratings reasonable high. But perhaps even more importantly, we were able to set a high quality bar for our users that absent Crashlytics would have been difficult to maintain.

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Nick Elser
Nick Elser
at Instacart · | 1 upvotes · 4.8K views
atInstacartInstacart
Android SDK
Android SDK

So we very, very early on, we were iOS only, then we thought, well we’re missing out on half of the market. We need to add Android. So we had a friend of ours start working on the Android app, and I had to build the API for him, but I was having a really hard time doing that because I didn’t know what he needed exactly, so I built the first version of the web store over the weekend because I wanted to have a client to consume myself for the API I was building. Android SDK

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Android SDK Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Android SDK?
Android Studio
Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready.
Ionic
Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain JavaScript.
React Native
React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
Flutter
Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
Xamarin
Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
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