As an android app developer, one has to come across numerous challenges every day. Whether it is about including a new feature suggested by the client or creating a unique app for the first time, it’s the SDKs or the tools that can help a developer to make the most creative applications. As an android app development company, we work with numerous tools from time to time to give our clients a unique app experience.
Hence, to make the process of app development easier and more robust, we present to you some tools which can help you to make an app without facing any major problem. They come with strong features and amazingly great functionalities. Now take a look at them.
Tool 1: SDK and AVD Manager
It represents an array of functions and supports various versions of the SDKs. Its usability lies in its applicability to use in various versions of Android along with documentation, device drivers, and Android SDKs. Secondly, the Android Virtual Device Manager with its latest version gives the developer ample power to make clones, create new device definitions, delete device definitions and finally create a new AVD. This saves a lot of time of the developer as he can utilize the time in checking specifications of an application.
Tool 2: Debug Bridge
This tool can easily help you to connect with an emulator. It runs on the client server program that primarily includes three kinds of components – Client, Daemon, and Server. While Daemon runs in the background in every emulator, on the other hand, the server runs on the development machine with great background processes. With the help of an ADB command, one can also create tools. The best way to debug an app is to make use of debugging bridge.
Tool 3: Dalvik Debug Monitor
Whether you access it with the application itself or with Eclipse perspective, there are many helpful features available with Dalvik Debug Monitor. Starting from inspecting to interacting, debugging and device instances. In addition to this, you can also make use of DDMS in order to explore the file system, run processes, threads, gather memory information, take screenshots and explore all the file systems. In the case of emulators, mock locations can also be stimulated in order to initiate phone calls, send SMS.
Tool 4: Android Emulator
When the app is developed, it is necessary to test it across all the major devices. Here, comes the role of an emulator. One can easily use it in accordance with an Android Virtual Device Manager to simplify the process of developing an app. In order to make the emulator work effectively, one must test the app rigorously as the users will certainly not run the app in an emulator.
Tool 5: Log Cat
Though most of the developers don’t know, but Log Cat is the name of the Android logging system. It can be accessed by Eclipse as well as ADB. It offers diagnostic information about any event. Developers can include the system of log debugging along with diagnostic information at the same time. The process is as easy as the print(f) system.
To make a powerful android app it is mandatory to be backed up by an equally strong background. With these five tools mentioned above, you can ease up the process of android app development.