Various Development Tools in Android

Various Development Tools in Android 

1] Robotium: Robotium is a test framework created to make it easy to write powerful and robust automatic black-box test cases for Android applications.
With the support of Robotium, test case developers can write function, system and acceptance test scenarios, spanning multiple Android activities.

Robotium has full support for Activities, Dialogs, Toasts, Menus and Context Menus.

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2] AppXplore: With the AppXplore tool, you can go through all the apps installed on your Android device and dissect many application details – app version, package names, certificates, permissions, signatures, activities, and lots of other information that would not be normally viewable from the device.

AppXplore is especially useful for seeing how much memory an app is using, and if the file is movable to the SD card. Likewise, developers can use AppXplore for testing and quality assurance purposes, to make sure their apps are showing the proper permissions in the manifest file. Check out the AppXplore page to download and get more information.
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3] XAppDbg: XAppDbg is an app development tool that can be used to change parameters in your code during runtime. This can save you a lot of time, since you don’t have to build and run your application for each small change. Go to the XAppDbg page to download and learn more about this open sourced tool.
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4] Memory Analyzer (MAT): The Eclipse Memory Analyzer is a fast and feature-rich Java heap analyzer that helps you find memory leaks and reduce memory consumption.

Use the Memory Analyzer to analyze productive heap dumps with hundreds of millions of objects, quickly calculate the retained sizes of objects, see who is preventing the Garbage Collector from collecting objects, run a report to automatically extract leak suspects.

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5] ChkBugReport: This tool is used to quickly examine the output of an Android bug report. It takes the large text file that is output from the Android bug report tool and parses it into a more readable file for easier analysis.
ChkBugReport is also open source project. Go to the ChkBugReport page to download and learn more.
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6] APKAnalyser: This is a static, virtual analysis tool which you can use to get a thorough overview of your application architecture. Use it to examine API references, view application dependencies, and disassemble bytecodes in Android apps. 
The open-sourced APKAnalyser is a complete tool chain which supports modification of the binary application. You are then able to repack, install, run, and verify the result from logcat. Go to the APKAnalyser page to download and learn
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7] ACRA: ACRA is a library enabling Android Application to automatically post their crash reports to a GoogleDoc form. It is targetted to android applications developers to help them get data from their applications when they crash or behave erroneously.
ACRA's notification systems are clean. If a crash occurs, your application does not add user notifications over existing system's crash notifications or reporting features. If you use the Toast, Status bar notification or direct dialog modes, the "force close" dialog is not displayed anymore and devices where the system native reporting feature is enabled do not offer the user to send an additional report.
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8] SQLiteManager plugin for eclipse:  This plugin helps developer to view and modify sqlite database in eclipse IDE 

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9] Asset Studio: Icon generators allow you to quickly and easily generate icons from existing source images, clipart, or text. Read More

10] little eye labs: little eye labs is performance analyser tool for Android Apps,he product has been rechristened as simply “little eye” instead of “littleEye appInsight” as it was called earlier. 
Keeps our product catalog simple and consistent with our overall theme of focusing on simplicity, on every aspect of what we do! 


  • Profile Any App
  • Record And Playback video
  • Foreground and Background usage
  • CPU, Memory and Data consumption
  • Manual or Automatic Heap Dumps
  • Save & Share
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11] AndroidKickStartR: Start your next Android app in 10 seconds. AndroidKickstartR helps you to quickly create a well configured Android application using the most popular libraries. It creates and configures your project for you. Just focus on code! Read More

12] Android Layout Binder: Convert your Android XML layouts into a set of declarations and binds to save you all that manual typing. Enter a prefix for your fields, choose the scope paste in your XML and hit generate. Select "verbose" to find out why any fields are skipped. 
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13 ] Spoon: Android's ever-expanding ecosystem of devices creates a unique challenge to testing applications. Spoon aims to simplify this task by distributing instrumentation test execution and displaying the results in a meaningful way.
Instead of attempting to be a new form of testing, Spoon makes existing instrumentation tests more useful. Using the application APK and instrumentation APK, Spoon runs the tests on multiple devices simultaneously. Once all tests have completed, a static HTML summary is generated with detailed information about each device and test. Read More

14 ] Android Holo Colors Generator: The Android Holo Colors Generator allows you to easily create Android components such as editext or spinner with your own colours for your Android application. It will generate all necessary nine patch assets plus associated XML drawables and styles which you can copy straight into your project. Read More

15] ActionBar Style Generator: The Android Action Bar Style Generator allows you to easily create a simple, attractive and seamless custom action bar style for your Android application. It will generate all necessary nine patch assets plus associated XML drawables and styles which you can copy straight into your project. Read More 

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