The 5 Best Android Apps For Java Developers
A poor Java Developer blames his code. Fortunately, there are plenty of useful android apps designed to make it easier to write, edit and read Java Code. We look at five of the best.
You might have already come across some of these, but you may not have tried them all yet:
Anacode IDE C/C++/JAVA
Anacode can directly build an APK from your android project source code by single clicking on the “Run” item in the menu. Just open any JAVA or XML file that is part of your project.
Anacode also introduces a new code edit model for smart devices allowing for faster and much easier writing and editing of source code than ever before.
Copying, pasting, deleting (and other functions that are used a lot during coding) of lines, words or selections of code is a single tap/click away and speeds up your coding time dramatically.
Terminal IDE is an expandable terminal application, with a full Java/C/C++/HTML/Android development kit, that runs on your Android device.
It uses the command line, with many powerful and robust open-source applications, plus a custom ASCII on-screen ‘soft’ keyboard that works well (you must ENABLE it in your device’s main Keyboard Settings).
It also has an extensive generic external ‘hard’ keyboard key mapper. This way CTRL/ALT/ESC etc., should all be accessible.
Java Editor is a very simple Java editor, it can colour the syntax nodes: nodes, attributes, properties, events, support autocompletion and search and replace.
It also opens the default files with the extensions jav, java. (It currently requires Adobe Air and Android 2.2 or later.)
It contains lots of clear and simple examples and comes with ‘active’ documentation and a large and friendly community who are ready to help – it also recommends using the built-in browser-based IDE (editor) which connects via WiFi to your device allowing wire free coding on Windows, Linux or Mac PCs and it makes coding a breeze!
You can choose to make either Native style or HTML5 style Apps, or make Hybrid Apps using the built-in WebView control. You can make use of all the power of the modern Chrome browser.
Code Peeker Pro
If you want to simply read your source code with syntax highlighting, look up snippets or cool solutions on-the-go, then Code Peeker is for you! It’s a great little code reader (note: read, NOT an editor) that enhances current coding knowledge by highlighting your past coding expertise.
With Code Peeker you can share coding success tricks during a job-interview or meetings. It’ll make you look much better than promising “I don’t know. Let me get back to you on that one”.
This App has been selected to be part of the Google Play for Education program and is currently being used in schools as a teaching aid.