IDE for Android?

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  1. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    For fucks sake, what was that?

    Installed Official Android IDE, spent 2 days to get the proper packages, another day to find the 3 options I needed. Then an hour to write a very simple App that uses Google Maps.

    The end result contains 3 lines of code and weights 6 MB, WTF?
    This is on top of Eclipse + SDK that clutter 5GB of my Hard Drive.

    Reminds me of Texas Instruments with their Code Composer Studio, which is passionately hated across the planet.
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    What tools do you use to create Android apps?
     
  2. Whiskee

    Whiskee Newbie

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    I'm still using Eclipse. It's slower than Android Studio, but unless you are dealing with very large projects (or a computer from 2004) it's much more stable.
     
  3. botcode

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    I am kind of a fan of Jetbrains products for IDEs. So the latest android studio which bundles Intellij looks great to me. Eclipse seems to be too bloated.
     
  4. floralysp

    floralysp Newbie

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    Also got that Android IDE.. it really damn sucks...
    The problem is there aren't really any alternatives.
    I wish there was a Visual Studio for Android / Java.
     
  5. Seritx

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    There is but you have to pay it's called Xamarin
     
  6. lancis

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    I stumbled upon Xamarin earlier, as it seems the developers do not like it much. Must be a reason?

    I did find something good, however: http://www.mosync.com/ The "Hello World" app bought me right away:

    Code:
    #include <MAUtil/Moblet.h>
     
    using namespace MAUtil;
     
    class MyMoblet : public Moblet
    {
    public:
     
        MyMoblet()
        {
            maSetColor(0xFFFFFF),
            maDrawText(0, 32, "Hello World!");
            maUpdateScreen();
        }
     
        void keyPressEvent(int keyCode, int nativeCode)
        {
        if(keyCode == MAK_0 || keyCode == MAK_BACK || keyCode == MAK_SOFTRIGHT)
            {
                close();
            }
        }
        void keyReleaseEvent(int keyCode, int nativeCode)
        {
        }
    };
     
    extern "C" int MAMain()
    {
        MyMoblet myMoblet;
        Moblet::run( &myMoblet );
        return 0;
    };
    
    Too bad the company went bankrupt the last year. :( They are open source thought, so luckily someone will pick up on that project.
     
  7. pozdro123

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    I don't code in Java, but all my friends who as much as touch Java from time to time recommend one IDE.

    Do you know Resharper, a must-have for Visual Studio if you code in C#?
    Resharper creators (jetbrains) also made IDE for Java.
    I can't post URLs so search for it - IntelliJ IDEA