AIDE- IDE for Android Java C++

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About this app

AIDE is an integrated development environment (IDE) for developing real Android apps directly on your Android device. Follow interactive coding lessons and step-by-step become an expert app developer. Visually design apps, write code with the feature rich editor with code completion, real-time error checking, refactoring and smart code navigation, run your app with a single click and use the Java debugger to find bugs.

AIDE features interactive lessons with step-by-step instructions to learn Android app development and Java programming skills. Follow the lessons, become an expert and apply what you've learned in your own app projects.

AIDE will turn your Android tablet with keyboard into a real development box. AIDE will turn your Android Phone into a small development computer to browse and touch your code on the go.

AIDE supports building apps with Java/Xml and the Android SDK, apps with C/C++ and the Android NDK as well as pure Java console applications. AIDE is fully compatible with Eclipse projects. You can just copy the sourcecode to your device and open the Eclipse project in AIDE to start coding. Alternatively you can keep your sourcecode on your Dropbox - AIDE integrates with Dropbox and allows to easily download from your Dropbox and sync back your changes. AIDE can also open Android Studio projects, which follow the default folder structure. AIDE also supports Git for professional development.

Purchasing AIDE Prime, the AIDE Premium Key, the debugger or the UI designer disables all ads in the app.

A brief summary of features...

Learn-to-code (in-app purchase):
- Interactive lessons with step-by-step instructions
- Java programming course
- Android development course
- Game development course
- Android Wear course

Edit-compile-run cycle:
- Create a sample App with a single click
- Build Java/Xml apps
- Build C/C++ NDK apps
- Build pure Java console applications
- Run your App with a single click
- No root access required
- Incremental compilation for fast build times
- Uses Eclipse .classpath project format for compatibility
- Open default Android Studio projects
- Integrated LogCat viewer

Debugger (in-app purchase):
- Debug Android Java apps and Java Console apps
- Breakpoints
- Step-in, step-over, step-out
- Inspect thread trace
- Inspect local variables
- Inspect object fields

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

UI design:
- Preview XML layouts
- Jump from view in the designer to the XML element

Refactoring:
- Rename
- Inline variable
- Introduce variable
- Extract method

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

Code navigation:
- Goto defintion
- Find usages
- Goto symbol
- Goto class

Editor:
- 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

Filebrowser:
- Built-in file manager with the most common features: Rename, delete, create file or folder
- Dropbox integration
- Git integration with Commit/Dicard/Push/Pull/Branch/Merge and SSH support.


To summarize: AIDE offers Java programming for the beginning, intermediate or advanced programmer. Beginners can learn to code, developers can do real development. Using the advanced editor with code completion and syntax highlighting to edit Java and XML files, then compile the software, the use the Compiler to turn it into an app. AIDEs incremental Compiler is blazingly fast. Interoperiability with Android Studio and commandline SDK Tools is provided. Not only does AIDE Support Java development but C and C++ native development is supported as well.
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Mar 16, 2021

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3.7
49.6K reviews
A Google user
January 9, 2019
App used to be great! I could work on my apps on the train or waiting for an oil change. The dropbox functionality ran perfect and it worked perfectly with android studio. After some recent updates, dropbox functionality is gone and AIDE listed a bunch of errors when I could publish it fine on android studio. Not sure where it started to fall apart but it makes it hard to use now.
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A Google user
December 4, 2019
Like many users, I purchased the Premium Key some years ago, but haven't had the need for AIDE in quite some time. The need now arising once again, I find that the developer's business model has changed, and kinda sucks for existing customers. For a new user, the Developer License appears to actually be a pretty good deal, but this app now proves to be of little use to me, despite my previous investment in the Premium Key.
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appfour
December 4, 2019
There shouldn't be problems for existing Customers, the premium features should still work fine, please contact support@appfour.com if you have issues getting your old License to run. The upgrade is for new customers, or users, who like to add the UI Designer and Debugger functionality. Our support will help!
Sol
February 16, 2022
crashes on launch since post version 3.2.200929. i use aide every single day. it is truly an amazing product. major kudos to the entire product team. closest thing to android studio one could hope for running on an android mobile device. unfortunatedly i am stuck using aide ver3.2.200929 because i am forced to work on an old tablet running android 4.2.2, which i'm fully aware google no longer supports. i would love to know which updated features or bug fixes i'm missing out on.
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