Programmers who want to develop applications for Android have at their disposal Android SDK, the development kit launched by Google that includes all the necessary tools to create applications for the mobile operating system.
The toolkit you need to create Android apps
The Mac version of the Android Software Development Kit has everything you need to build, test, and debug, all in a Java-based development environment. Its tools were coordinated with all the new features included in each new version of the Android operating system, also supporting older versions of the browser. This development environment was replaced in 2014 by its modern version, Android Studio.
In any case, if you want to use this tool to create your apps for Google's mobile operating system, you should know that these are the main features it will offer you:
- SDK Manager software.
- Compatibility with different development environments: Eclipse, Android Development Tool Plugin, Apache Ant, and the different versions of the Java Development Kit (JDK).
- Application emulator.
- Compatible with apps that require wifi, Bluetooth, or GPS connectivity.