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Android Studio vs Google App Maker: What are the differences?

Android Studio: Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. 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; Google App Maker: * Low-code application development for G Suite*. App Maker lets you develop powerful apps with relative ease. Create a model to manage your data, build a UI in the visual editor, use Apps Script to write some scripts, and you're on your way.

Android Studio belongs to "Integrated Development Environment" category of the tech stack, while Google App Maker can be primarily classified under "Web App Builders".

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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.

What is Google App Maker?

App Maker lets you develop powerful apps with relative ease. Create a model to manage your data, build a UI in the visual editor, use Apps Script to write some scripts, and you're on your way.
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      What are some alternatives to Android Studio and Google App Maker?
      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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      Sezgi Ulucam
      Sezgi Ulucam
      Developer Advocate at Hasura | 7 upvotes 366.1K 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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      Julien DeFrance
      Julien DeFrance
      Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 8 upvotes 111.3K 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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      Reviews of Android Studio and Google App Maker
      Review ofAndroid StudioAndroid Studio
      1. It is pretty neat and stable. I find very few issues with it.

      2. This software provides a good base or platform on building apps and has great features.

      3. I prefer this software since it gives me more options in building my app and has no restrictions.

      How developers use Android Studio and Google App Maker
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      papaver uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

      mainly use for building and debugging android projects. used it to test builds out of both unity and ionic. used the plugin version back in the day when i was developing the android app at my startup.

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      Antoine Praet uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

      Android Mobile Application is partially developed with Android Studio (UI Component only) The core is developed with Xamarin.

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      Promethean TV uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

      PrometheanTV provides SDKs for Android devices and utilizes the Android Studio DE for development and testing purposes.

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      MadElf1337 uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

      Android studio is the best platform for app development & screwing around with the code Also very user-friendly

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      Nick De Cooman uses Android StudioAndroid Studio

      Experience with Android Studio in the context of Android Development. Mostly using Genymotion as main emulator.

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