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Android Studio

Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA
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What is 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.
Android Studio is a tool in the Integrated Development Environment category of a tech stack.

Who uses Android Studio?

Companies
1328 companies reportedly use Android Studio in their tech stacks, including Google, Lyft, and 9GAG.

Developers
4485 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Android Studio.

Android Studio Integrations

Android SDK, WakaTime, Windows 10, Azure DevOps Server, and Crowdin are some of the popular tools that integrate with Android Studio. Here's a list of all 27 tools that integrate with Android Studio.

Why developers like Android Studio?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use Android Studio
Android Studio Reviews

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

Julien DeFrance
Julien DeFrance
Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 8 upvotes 61.5K views
atSmartZipSmartZip
Xcode
Xcode
Objective-C
Objective-C
Android Studio
Android Studio
React Native
React Native
#MobileDev

As a Engineering Manager & Director at SmartZip, I had a mix of front-end, back-end, #mobile engineers reporting to me.

Sprints after sprints, I noticed some inefficiencies on the MobileDev side. People working multiple sprints in a row on their Xcode / Objective-C codebase while some others were working on Android Studio. After which, QA & Product ensured both applications were in sync, on a UI/UX standpoint, creating addional work, which also happened to be extremely costly.

Our resources being so limited, my role was to stop this bleeding and keep my team productive and their time, valuable.

After some analysis, discussions, proof of concepts... etc. We decided to move to a single codebase using React Native so our velocity would increase.

After some initial investment, our initial assumptions were confirmed and we indeed started to ship features a lot faster than ever before. Also, our engineers found a way to perform this upgrade incrementally, so the initial platform-specific codebase wouldn't have to entirely be rewritten at once but only gradually and at will.

Feedback around React Native was very positive. And I doubt - for the kind of application we had - no one would want to go back to two or more code bases. Our application was still as Native as it gets. And no feature or device capability was compromised.

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Sezgi Ulu莽am
Sezgi Ulu莽am
Sr. Software Engineer at StackShare | 7 upvotes 90.7K 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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Gustavo Mu帽oz
Gustavo Mu帽oz
Web UI Developer at Globant | 6 upvotes 29.3K views
Flutter
Flutter
React
React
React Native
React Native
Dart
Dart
Android Studio
Android Studio
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
JavaScript
JavaScript
#Flare

In my modest opinion, Flutter is the future of mobile development. The framework is as important to mobile as React is to the web. And seeing that React Native does not finish taking off, I am focusing all my efforts on learning Flutter and Dart. The ecosystem is amazing. The community is crazy about Flutter. There are enough resources to learn and enjoy the framework, and the tools developed to work with it are amazing. Android Studio or Visual Studio Code has incredible plugins and Dart is a pretty straight forward and easy-to-learn language, even more, if you came from JavaScript. I admit it. I'm in love with Flutter. When you are not a designer, having a framework focused on design an pretty things is a must. And counting with tools like #flare for animations makes everything easier. It is so amazing that I wish I had a big mobile project right now at work just to use Flutter.

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Rishi Chawda
Rishi Chawda
Software Development Engineer at Codebrahma | 5 upvotes 8.2K views
React Native
React Native
Android Studio
Android Studio
#Mac
#Linux
#Windows

Personally, I never like installing too many applications / programs on my system. Even if it is a small one. For me, it is better to have aliases for commands and use them via terminal rather than having a program do that for me. Also, who needs aliases too if you're using Zsh autocompletion!

Thus when it came to developing a React Native application ( I started native mobile application development a few months ago ) -- I preferred using Google's Android Emulator rather than using third-party softwares that provide virtual devices to run the app. But also, I didn't want to install Android Studio which I'm never going to use anyways except for the emulator. So I ended up installing and using it through command line and also wrote a blog around it for #Mac , #Linux and #Windows users.

But after a few days, I started using USB Debugging with an external device whenever possible. Emulators just hog the device memory IMO.

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Android OS
Android OS
Android Studio
Android Studio

I would like to build a simple Android OS app using Android Studio (absolute beginner other than Pascal) for my school that lists its upcoming events (e.g. Graduation along with a description and date and time) that can be refreshed by the user. I would like to know how do I get around creating this app and more importantly, how to host a service on my old PC that I can easily input new events and have the app 'grab' these new events off of it. I will greatly appreciate any help/resources you guys can share.

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Hanhan H
Hanhan H
android developer at infokes | 1 upvotes 16.3K views
Kotlin
Kotlin
Java
Java
Android Studio
Android Studio
IntelliJ IDEA
IntelliJ IDEA
PHP
PHP
Python
Python
Git
Git
GitLab
GitLab

I use Git with GitLab because is cool and easier than other versioning systems like subversion. For android development, I use Kotlin (and sometimes still use Java ). For IDE, of course use Android Studio (and also IntelliJ IDEA ) I use PHP and Python for backend API

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Android Studio's Features

  • Flexible Gradle-based build system.
  • Build variants and multiple APK generation.
  • Expanded template support for Google Services and various device types.
  • Rich layout editor with support for theme editing.
  • Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility, and other problems.
  • ProGuard and app-signing capabilities.
  • Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, making it easy to integrate Google Cloud Messaging and App Engine.

Android Studio Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Android Studio?
IntelliJ IDEA
Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.
Visual Studio
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
Eclipse
Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.
Xamarin
Xamarin鈥檚 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鈥檚 most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Xcode
The Xcode IDE is at the center of the Apple development experience. Tightly integrated with the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, Xcode is an incredibly productive environment for building amazing apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
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Android Studio's Followers
4182 developers follow Android Studio to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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