Developers, this app has come to your AIDE – Android Java IDE

This is supposed to be the post PC era yet you’re still developing your Android applications on them. Well friends, be shackled no more. Introducing AIDE, the Android Integrated Development Environment. Finally developers can write, compile and run their apps right on their development device. Mind you, this isn’t merely a color coded editor. This app has all the bells and whistles. 

Check out this impressive and brief list of features:

Edit-compile-run cycle:
– Create a sample App with a single click
– Run your App with a single click
– No root access required
– Incremental compilation for fast build times
– Uses Eclipse .classpath project format for compatibility
– Integrated LogCat viewer

Real-time error checking:
– Real time error analysis throughout the whole project as you type
– Automatic Quick-Fixes for many errors

– Rename
– Inline variable
– Introduce variable
– Extract method

– Code formatter
– Organize imports
– Out-comment code
– Create setters/getters/constructors from fields

Code navigation:
– Goto definition
– Find usages
– Goto symbol
– Goto class

– Very fast editor even with large files
– Code completion for Java and Android XML
– Android online help directly from the code
– Syntax highlighting for Java and XML
– Unlimited Undo/Redo
– Pinch zoom
– Smart expand selection
– Keyboard support with configurable keybindings
– UI optimized for small screens to show as much code/content as possible

– Built-in file manager with the most common features: Rename, delete, create file or folder

You can use AIDE on phones or tablets but while its great to see the range supported, I imagine an Asus Transformer will make the most of this app. Of course, it isn’t going to completely replace you workstation, but it’s a momentous step towards getting there. Even so, this app will be a tremendous asset for editing on the go. Just take a look at these screenshots from a tablet.


The developer also posted this video showing the app running on a Galaxy S II.

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Perhaps by now you’ve attempted to throw money at the screen. That’s understandable, but let me stop you right there. Why? Because AIDE is FREE.

The only payment the developer wants is your 5 star approval, and they deserve that at the very least. Visit Android Market to check it out now

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About the Author: Jim Farmer

Originally from Mathews Virginia, Jim is now residing in Newport News where he attends Christopher Newport University, majoring in Computer Science. He interns with NASA Langley by day, and scours the internet for Android News by night. In his free time, he enjoys stand-up paddle-boarding, pwning on XBOX Live, coding, or hanging out with his favorite gal in the world, Morgan. His hero is Dean Kamen, you know, aside from Andy Rubin, and as for politics he’s for Open Source, Net Neutrality, and Unlimited Data.