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Android Studio

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Android Studio is the official IDE for Android application development, based on IntelliJ IDEA. On top of the capabilities you expect from IntelliJ, Android Studio offers:

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Android Studio review by Shreya D.
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"Android Studio - IDE for Android App Development"

What do you like best?

Easy to use interface, real-life like Android emulator, smart code editor which predicts keywords. Easy to design an application using the drag and drop feature.

What do you dislike?

It takes up a lot of space in memory. This makes all the tasks slow. Takes a long time to load whenever we open the software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend Android Studio IDE, especially for a beginner trying to develop Android Apps. The design of an Android app is easy, considering you can just drag and drop the UI elements on the layout. The layout.xml file gets automatically updated.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it in my school for Android App Design and Development. It has made android app development easy for a novice.

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Android Studio review by Habiba H.
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"The most effective android development tool available in the market."

What do you like best?

When coding with android studio i use very minimal effort especially because of the code suggestions. Android studio also enables me to update the IDE so i can get the latest API versions automatically installed on my IDE.

When starting a new project, android studio has a variety of suggestions so i don't have to code from scratch, e.g there are default activities such as map activity, sliding tabs activity and many more. This cuts down the amount of time i would have used to start writing the code from scratch.

What do you dislike?

The gradle build system uses a lot of computer resources, especially the Memory and the disk. It makes it almost impossible to use another application when the android gradle is building.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Android studio is simply the best software to use when it comes to android app development, i can't recommend any other software for this task.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Android studio has enabled us to develop mobile applications rapidly and effectively with very minimal expenditure and optimized time-lines. We are able to meet time-lines as well as develop products to the specification of the client, both design-wise and functionality wise.

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Android Studio review by Marina W.
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"The best android development IDE i have used this far."

What do you like best?

Android studio is very easy to install, setup and deploy. Most of the features are added alongside the installation, such as SDK's for all android Operating Systems available.

Android studio also comes with inbuilt android emulators for all android OS versions.

This saves a lot of time used to test android Apks.

What do you dislike?

The only problem i have with android studio is the resource consumption. It uses too much RAM and this makes it very difficult to run other applications simultaneously.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Android studio is simply the most reliable android development platform available in the market. All android developers should not be considering any other applications to use except this one. I highly recommend this software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Android Studio enables for robust application development and allows for agile development model.

This saves me as a developer a lot of time and in turn increases our customers confidence.

It also allows for external applications integrations such as Firebase that allows for real-time database management. This has enable my company to increase it's income with selling of real-time android applications such as chat applications as well as vehicle hailing applications.

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Android Studio review by aditya k.
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"perfect for android developer"

What do you like best?

You need not to memorize the code completely as methods can be invoke just by typing a keyword.

Each and every method can be invoke in the android studio itself,making it independent for use.No other software is required with it.Developers who are not perfect at java,also need not to worry as only basic java is being used in this software.A complete supportive package,it carries along with it ensuring the developer to use it more frequently than any other software.

What do you dislike?

For the android developers, who wish to implement there own methods and doesn't want to invoke predefined methods, the software shows error.Thus it resists creative and innovatory mind of an android developer.Rarely, the app built using this software crash for no reason.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's and easy to use software for android developer which can be considered as a blessing as we are getting it for free.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being an Android Developer, i am building the android apps with android studio.I have realised that the software doesn't require much knowledge which is the key feature of the software for the beginners.

Android Studio review by Andrii G.
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"Native IDE for Android development"

What do you like best?

I love built-in static code analysis, it warns you about potential errors like memory leaks or performance issues and suggest best practices to improve your code.

It also has complete integration with Android ecosystem: logcat, layout inspector, theme editor, virtual device and SDK manager, Firebase integration, ready-to-go templates.

It is a no-brainer after it got support for native C++ code. Now you can write Android apps in Java, Kotlin, C++ and Dart. Can't imagine better IDE for Android development.

What do you dislike?

It is written in Java, and sometimes feels heavy on RAM usage.

Has some bugs with logcat and often fails to extract exact error message from build logs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Android Studio to develop Android application. Since Android Studio has everything you need for Android development, you don't have to use anything else to create your apps quickly, run your code, test use cases and collect debugging information.

As a result, we have a pretty quick turnaround on our prototypes and code improvements, releasing updates within one working day.

Android Studio review by Fernando M.
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"Una herramienta realmente útil para el desarrollo Android."

What do you like best?

Android Studio es un herramienta muy completa, destacaría muchas cosas, pero las que me resultan más útiles son:

- El creador de layouts es muy intuitivo, y las clases predefinidas vienen muy bien para poder iniciar un proyecto de manera rápida y sencilla.

-El inspector es realmente útil para los que tenemos que ceñirnos a un diseño concreto, nos hace poder ver en tiempo de ejecución cómo se pintan nuestros componentes.

- Comparado con antiguas herramientas de desarrollo Android como Eclipse, los tiempos de desarrollo se han acortado mucho y nuestros clientes pueden recibir sus productos mucho antes.

What do you dislike?

El tiempo de compilación a veces es demasiado alto cuando el proyecto es muy grande, y el programa va bastante lento si se usa en ordenadores que no son de última generación. A veces el programa se queda bloqueado y hay que hacer varios "clean" para poder seguir utilizándolo con normalidad. Las API's mínimas que piden para implementar según qué funciones a veces resulta demasiado alta. La instanciación de algunos elementos gráficos se hace a veces muy verbosa en el código. No hay una línea clara a seguir a la hora de usar una arquitectura determinada para un proyecto grande.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Android Studio is the ultimate software for Android development. It is essential.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trabajo para una empresa de desarrollo móvil, por lo que utilizamos Android Studio es nuestro día a día en todas las aplicaciones Android que nos requieren nuestros clientes.

Android Studio review by Genesis R.
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"Android Studio!"

What do you like best?

It is an excellent tool for the development of Android. Its interface is very intuitive and helps the user a lot when creating applications. Its function to visualize live the application that I am developing makes the experience more interesting, I can monitor the progress besides that it is very easy! The templates it offers are great help, such as Maps, which is usually something that I apply at the moment of development. Finally, the feature that I like the most and that is very useful is that you can use emulators to see the actual operation of my applications, which is excellent since I can see the progress of the application or if any modification is needed. Without a doubt, it is the best IDE for Android development, I loved it!

What do you dislike?

To have Android Studio it is necessary to have certain high features in your computer, that is, it is a very heavy environment and causes too much consumption of resources for the PC to work correctly, which generates more waiting time to compile and execute the applications.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When developing web applications in my remote work, it has been much easier since Android Studio allows me to verify and test the real functionality of my application, so I am always attentive to the changes I make in my applications.

Android Studio review by Jason T.
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"Powerful IDE for Android Development"

What do you like best?

Android Studio is very easy to install and use. The IDE has everything you need for managing SDKs, tools, as well as virtual devices (emulators). The user interface is well put together, allowing you to easily navigate your project and find the options you are looking for. There are many plugins that can be added to this IDE also.

Android Studio provides suggestions to your code to help prevent possible errors as well as shows you were syntax errors are in your code. It also has a drag and drop layout editor, which is great if you don't like the guesswork that can sometimes be involved with manually editing XML layout files.

What do you dislike?

Android Studio, overall, is a very powerful IDE, however it does have some drawbacks. It is very resource intensive, causing performance issues when limited RAM is available on your device.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Android Studio is a very well put together IDE that helps streamline Android Development. The layout editor is easy to use and helps take care of the guesswork of a properly displayed UI. Code completion assistance helps get things done quicker.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Android Studio has helped make Android game and app development easier. The code completion features help get things done quicker and the highlighting of syntax errors helps fix the issues before attempting to build the project only for it to fail. Android Studio has helped me build beautiful layouts without ever once having to touch the XML layout file.

Android Studio review by Pius M.
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"The RAM consumption is worrying"

What do you like best?

Android studio is fairly straight forward when it comes to installing, setting up and deployment.

The features are also optimized specifically for android development tasks, e.g the SDK's available cover all android versions.

What do you dislike?

Android studio doesn't do a very good when it comes to resource consumption and utilization.

4GB of Ram is consumed fully when trying to run a gradle build. It is next to impossible when i try to run another application simultaneously.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Apart from the resource consumption, android studio is actually the best software to use when it comes to android development and app testing. I highly recommend it to all developers interested in android apps.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Android studio reduces the time it takes to deliver android projects. Inbuilt app frameworks are available such as tabbed views, google map application, this means developers don't have to write code from scratch.

Android Studio review by Wasi M.
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"Extremely good for Android Programming"

What do you like best?

This is the swiss knife of android development! Easy, convenient and simple! I love the interface of Android studio, the package manager is also awesome! Keep app structure clean and easy to work with!

What do you dislike?

The Feature enriched android studio is pretty robust! But, It takes a lot of memory, which sometimes becomes a drawback for low end computers! Also, the Gradle build is another factor when considering the performance. It really takes time! But, overall I would give A+ to android studio. It is indeed a great product!

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely recommend others to use android studio. It is an key tool for android developers to help them build scalable and good apps.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We develop android application for mobile users. We also create mobile interface or native app of web application using this. The most significant benefit we have is it made us more productive! And, helped to faster the development phase

Android Studio review by Administrator
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"Everything you need to develop Android Apps in one editor!"

What do you like best?

Android Studio is the Android Apps develop Platform for excellence. It is constantly updated, easy to use, fully customizable and even more light and fast with the development and release of new versions.

It is very well supported from the community, and there are hundred of tutorials, web sites, youtube channels etc.. that can help you and guide you in both baseline and advanced development. And least but not last it's totally free!

What do you dislike?

Initially the tool could scare because of the huge amount of information and tools that it puts in front of those who use it for the first time, but with some practice it became even more familiar and it will be easy to use it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a must have tool if you want develop android native app. It have integrat all you can need to develop, edit, test, analyse etc the app before release. It's free and always updated. There are also a great community and hundred of guides, tutorial, and videos that can guide you throw the use of the tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the tool we can easy develop, debug, and edit our Android Apps, we can test them before the release thanks to the useful android emulator integrated.

Android Studio review by Bhavesh P.
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"Good Tool for Android Development"

What do you like best?

Android Studio is free and runs on any Operating System ever.. as it is cross-platform! So if you are working on a project on Windows, you can easily shift to MAC without any of the progress getting hampered. It's made from InteliJ, which is open source IDE!

What do you dislike?

It is a RAM eater and one needs minimum 8 GB of RAM in order to have a smooth experience with Android Studio! Also, sometimes PC hangs if two or more processes are running together in Android Studio

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't go for Eclipse or any other IDE for Native Android Development, as they are obselete now. Go only and only for Android Studio!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ofcourse, building Android apps and UI Testing for apps. Expresso UI Testing is really beneficial when we are publishing our app because we do not need to test all the features of our app manually and basically the apps are built bug free, so more user retention and good user experience too!

Android Studio review by Hakan Y.
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"Best Tools for Creating Android Apps"

What do you like best?

First of all, Android Studio has the most beautiful dark theme. I am using it for my own mobile developments and it has an emulator as well. It is fast and easy to use, no memory leak.

In additional, you can add your apps directly to the Google play or you can make apk for your app and you can share it or install it into your android phone. Gradle Integration, Advanced Code Completion and Refactoring are good features. Also it has "Instant Run" feature, it will allow you to change codes and see how it is work without close and restart your emulator. It really saves a lot of time. As a Result, you should really see Android Studio before using other IDE's, you will not regret !

What do you dislike?

You should have good computer to use it fast. SSD also necessary for high performance.

Sometimes hard to detect errors in web.

Updating Android Studio version may create problem, it effects previous application they gives an error and i could not find any solution. Because of these sometimes i do not update my Android studio.

Recommendations to others considering the product

İt is free to use and download.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You can build your app and create your apk and test it easily with your test phone before upload it to Google Play. Also there is no other place for build your mobile apps. Eclipse is not good for android, but Android Studio just what you need !

Android Studio review by Rofiqo Fauzan F.
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"Amazing Tools For build your android apps"

What do you like best?

android studio is a best tools to help me and my be you all, to build some Apps. i use it every day. In Android studio you can do everything. You can write code everything you want, you can import library, you can manage minimum sdk, you can make your code connect to git, and even you can directly upload your apk to Google Playstore on it. In Android studio has an community support to help you to create your amazing design. And also in Android studio has an UI test like espresso. If you don't have an android to test you app, you can use the emulator.

And may be make us fun is, Android studio is free

What do you dislike?

Android studio need the high specification for you laptop. the minimum ram is 4 Gb.

So, if you want to build your app with Android studio, You must have a laptop with good specs. :)

The Emulator of the android studio is very need the high spec of your PC or Laptop.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Android Studio is the best tools to increase your skill android programming to get cool design from material design in android studio. i think android studio is very recommend if you want to make a cool app

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I build app with android studio for my job in my work, and also for myself. In my job all of developer android use an Android studio.

Android Studio review by YoYo F.
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"I f***** love android studio"

What do you like best?

It's FREE. And from the intellij source code. Designed by Google. I love intellij's line of product's new features and constant updating of it's IDE. It's like a kitchen sink of awesome tools. Add Google's constant support and development of it, and it becomes the ultimate android IDE. The new Android Studio update and Kotlin support is evidence of what I'm talking about. I have recommended Android Studio to everyone since the beginning.

A few years ago, Android Studio's default emulator was really slow and a pain in the butt to work with. And everyone basically had to use Genymotion's emulator. But it has since been updated and is as fast, if not faster than any of the 3rd party emulator software out there.

Did I say it's FREE? Unlike intellij's other software which cost a ton, Android Studio is provided by Google for free. FREE!

What do you dislike?

It'll really bog your computer down. You should have at least 4GB of Ram on a good computer to run android studio at the same time at it's emulator. Smoothly. I recommend going up to 8GB of RAM. I personally bought a 12 GB RAM laptop just so I can have multiple android studio windows and emulators open so I can work on multiple projects at the same time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look up TheNewBoston's youtube video on Android Studio interface. It teaches you the UI really quickly. Because if you have never touched IntelliJ software before, the whole kitchen sink of a user interface will confuse you real quick.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building Android apps. Let's be honest here, what else are you going to build Android apps with? Eclipse? Eclipse is so buggy and outdated, it's not even a competition.

Android Studio review by ASHISH J.
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"great App development Tool for android Applications"

What do you like best?

It has multiple good features like: Gradle Integration, Advanced Code Completion/Refactoring , better Project Organisation as compare to other IDE's, Performance / Stability. It is the official IDE for Android and the best part is that it is the fastest tools for building apps on every type of Android device.

What do you dislike?

It takes lot of RAM.You should have at least 4-8 GB of Ram on a good computer / Laptop to run android studio smoothly. It has performance issues with ubuntu like most of time keys of keyboard get hanged / stucked creating performance issues.

Recommendations to others considering the product

should consider on performance issues on ubuntu operating system and ram issues that make my system stuck most of times

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As android application developer whenever I needed a tool for design and development in a smooth manner I straightaway go with android studio because it has great help and syntax checks for developer

Android Studio review by Juan M.
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"Great IDE for Android Development"

What do you like best?

The IDE has a lint very exhaustive by default. Adding a new component to a project is so easy as select new component from the project contextual menu and it generates the structure just for you.

The continuous integration service with Gradle is one of the best componets, allowing to develop strong apps and avoiding to afford common programming errors.

What do you dislike?

I don't like much the load of the computer when I am using Android Studio. Some options are hard to find in the menu but keyboard shortcuts are really helping out in the day to day tasks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are currently developing an app for our main product and Android Studio make the process easier automating a big part of the process.

Android Studio review by Amit S.
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"One of the Best Android App Development Platform"

What do you like best?

Android Studio is one of the best android app development platform. It is very flexible to use, you can make every possible android apps in Android Studio without any problem. It provides every facility to you which will reduce your build time and increase your productivity. For example: "Instant Run" feature it will allow you to change codes and see the difference without close and restart your emulator.

What do you dislike?

I personally love Android Studio but the never ending updates bothers me some time and heavy specification of software is also a disadvantage if they reduce the weight of this software that would be perfect.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are new or old in Android App Development, go for it will save your lots of time and it is the best platform for Android App Development I've ever used.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Android Studio saves my lots of time, especially the drag, and drop UI elements feature. Testing and Debugging is also very easy. After adding"Kotlin" language in Android Studio, it is now like Icing on the cake :)

Android Studio review by Sugata R.
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"One Stop Tool for Android App Development!"

What do you like best?

>Android Studio uses the quick growing Gradle build system that is so integrated, and Gradle is really a great tool.

>User Interface: Very nice User Interface with projects pane on left and Code debug on buttom and a clear big interface to write code. Includes all necessary tools at right places.

>Best in Class Code Completion: We have to agree, Android Studio has advanced code completion which is better than it's counterparts like Eclipse and makes linking files of your app a breeze. Helps alot to those wtih Less knowledge of JAVA.

>Built in Drag & Drop Visual Editor: A much needed feature for the beginners, and advanced users alike cause it makes layout design a lot easier!

What do you dislike?

>The Biggest factor that I cosider negative for this product is that it consumes much RAM and uses lot of resources. Starting of this app can be slow on Intel i3 and lower or equivalent AMD processors. BUT, with subsequent updates, much bugs have been fixed, and load times have improved.

>The layout manager should have more options like keeping Border Radius inbuilt instead of making a seperate XML file for having that.

>Often times we don't understand how our app crashes, even after a successfull Run. Error recognition mechanisms should be provided such that recognition of the errors is possible even to the Beginners.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are into making Android Apps using Java, don't look further, this is the best solution you can have!!!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main purpose Android Studio is built for is making Android Applications. And, it is the best in the industry in doing so. It even includes a built in Device Emulator for those who don't have a physical Android device and they can run apps they make using AS on the emulators.

>It now officially supports Kotlin Language which has better syntax and structure than Java.

Android Studio review by Frederick o.
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"The Ultimate Android Development Tool"

What do you like best?

Android studio is one of the best android development tools out there. Most smart devices like phones and tablets run on Android.

One of the most interesting things about Android Studio is the ability to simulate your android apps on a phone and tablet model. This helps you in giving you powerful insights on what to expect once you deploy your application in real life.

Another cool thing about Android Studio is the intelligent code suggestions. I cannot tell you how much these have been of great help to me. It also reduces the amount of time I spend typing.

Another benefit of Android Studio is the ability to run your code and check on its impacts immediately.

features like testing, debugging and editing code makes Android one of the best tools to work with.

What do you dislike?

The problem I have faced with Android Studio is the slowness of the emulators. Most of the time the simulators hang or become inactive.

Another disadvantage of Android studio is that the application can be overwhelming to a beginner who doesn't know their way around it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Android remains the one of the best IDE options for developing Applications and the ultimate choice for those looking for a coding environment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Android studio has helped me build a number of Android applications.

Some of the benefits I have experienced with Android studio is that unlike other Android IDE's, it has a lot of features which are geared to help you work faster

Android Studio review by Caroline I.
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"One of the top notch andoriod developemnt environments"

What do you like best?

I am a web designer/developer but am currently branching out to Android development. I use Android Studio since it is the official IDE for Android and was advised so by my mentor when I was starting out.

For me, one of the most useful things about Android Studio is the code suggestions. I love that about the application. It makes me work way fast. Can't imagine the absence of that functionality.

I also love the fact that there is an option to run the code instantly. This makes easy to monitor the impact the android code am writing.

Android Studio also comes with an option of an emulator that helps me run the app on simulated devices. I usually run my code on a smartphone and tablet emulators.

What do you dislike?

One of the most frustrating things about Android Studio is that the emulator keeps hanging or running very slowly.

Another downside is that the interface of Android Studio doesn't have a modern feel.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Android studio is the best IDE for android development. There are other alternative to Android Studio but none matches the levels of Android Studio

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using Android Studio, I make android apps. Most digital devices use the android platform, so it has been very interesting getting into this space. I have been able to create a number of apps. I am planning to publish two of my apps in the coming months.

Android Studio helps me work faster.

Android Studio review by Agostinho d.
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"powerful IDE to develop android apps"

What do you like best?

Android Studio is a very good IDE developed by IntelliJ Ideal IDEA to create Android applications in an easy and comfortable way, I really like to use Android Studio because when you start to develop an application, andoid offers suggestions and help to create it in the best possible way .

At the time of the beginning, it helps us to decide which API to choose to develop the application, gives code suggestions, its interface is very intuitive and comfortable, it has an error console, the creation of the designs is very simple. and something that I really like is that you can try (compile) the applications from any phone with Android.

Simply connecting the phone to the USB and running the application can be fully tested. or also downloading a virtual machine from your IDE if you wish.

Something really good about Android Studio is that it has many templates to choose from to start designing the design, it is not necessary to develop a design from scratch.

Android Studio also integrates tools such as Git and is an Ide that is always updated in terms of SDK versions, APIs and devices.

What do you dislike?

Android Studio is a very heavy IDE, it takes time to start and execute tasks, sometimes the screen freezes, I recommend that you use it with a powerful computer with enough RAM.

When downloading a repository, it usually takes a long time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Android Studio is the ideal tool to create a mobile application, it is a very powerful and intuitive IDE that makes it very easy and convenient to develop an Android application with all its tools, layouts and code recommendations

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Uso Android Studio siempre al desarrollar una aplicación de Android, Android Studio es un IDE ideal para crear aplicaciones que me ayuda mucho en el desarrollo ya que tiene una interfaz muy buena, es muy intuitiva y es muy cómodo desarrollar en lenguaje java y crear layouts.

Android Studio review by José Luis R.
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"Android Studio reviews"

What do you like best?

Android Studio have a really good support. Every time u feel lost u can find some much information about how to solve your problem. The IDE is really complex to understand on your first moment but on the time you start to work you feel "that everything is where should be". It's hard to xplain but I work every days with Android Studio and I think it have so much potential and good tools.

What do you dislike?

It's really slow to work on Android Studio. Since the moment you enter you are waiting so much time to start to see your projects. On the moment you are in keep being slow. There is so much task which do as main process so you have to wait.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend android studio becouse its a really good IDE to work. It is evolving correctly and have got so much support from his community and his company

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm creating Apps and solving issues using java platform and google services on my job. I'm always reading new information for learn how to use it and stay informed.

Android Studio review by User
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"Facilita mucho la programacion en Android"

What do you like best?

Totalmente integrado para la programacion en Android, con opcion de maquinas virtuales segun modelos de telefonos para poder probar todo. SDK de facil implementación y todo a la mano para poder desarrolar con la seguridad y el soporte de Google. Es gratuito, permite trabajo con control de versiones, en la nube, etc. Perfecto para desarrollo en grupos.

What do you dislike?

Ocupa demasiado espacio por culpa del SDK, en concreto en mi caso tengo más de 20Gb. Necesitas conocimientos medios de programación para poder empezar a trabajar en condiciones. También suele tener mucha actualizaciones. Esto puede parecer en un principio una ventaja, pero tantas actualizaciones hacen que haya que pasar gran tiempo con ellas y da la impresión que es un software que está corrigiendo errores constantemente.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Indispensable si vas a programar para Android. Todo bien implementado y de facil configuracion inicial. La programación se hace más fácil al poder probar todo en tiempo real y con las herramientas propias de Google.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Antes teniamos que programar con otras opciones, ya que no existía android studio, lo cual dificultaba los trabajos de desarrollo en android. Actualmente, todo es mas facil y mejor implementado. Programación en equipo con control version, facilidad de uso y descarga y sobre todo gratuito.

Android Studio review by Andrea M.
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"Android Studio needing updates"

What do you like best?

Android Studio is one of the best app design softwares out on the market right now. It has a lot of features that allow a user to create advanced apps. The design features are well done.

What do you dislike?

I have found Android Studio to be glitchy and encounter a lot of errors. It is really slow to load most of the time and is very particular about sdk and gradles which make it less user friendly for those who don't have as much experience.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Android Studio as part of the curriculum for a course I teach. The benefits are that students get hands on experience with software used in the workplace today. It also advances their capabilities with app design without having to do everything from scratch.

Android Studio review by Eduardo G.
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"Here we have the official Google tool today! The cutting edge IDE for Android developers"

What do you like best?

Let's see, as a mobile app developer, there are many things that make me a good fan of this incredible tool. I really like the most is the Smart Code Editor. sometimes we handle functions, methods, classes that can even be called the same in different packages, yet Android Studio recognizes the context and suggests the most appropriate for the situation. That is to say that the IDE is quite intelligent to recognize what my next move will be inside the code and when I have an error it offers solutions with coherence to solve that error. I also like the Instant Run function, so you do not expect too many load times each time you compile our code and apply the code changes in a fast way, just press the instant run button and it will immediately compile the code and show the changes on the mobile device.

What do you dislike?

the instant run function could be better, more stable, so as not to have to restart the activity when an error occurs, but they are things that are being polished with the appearance of new versions. Its slower learning curve for new Android developers and the Gradle project construction system can be tricky initially. In summary, it is a team that continues working to improve this tool every day.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Android Studio allows the creation of new modules within the same project, something necessary to be changing the workspace for project management, something usual in Eclipse.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It facilitates the distribution of code, and therefore the teamwork, the reuse of code are of great help to get the job done in an faster and effective way within my organization

Android Studio review by Shawn T.
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"Great for Android Software Development"

What do you like best?

This software is easy and convenient to use. The interface is great, offering several possible themes, a good layout flow, and a package manager. Adding plugins is quick and simple. The software suggests possible edits to code for optimization and error prevention. The editing of layouts is easy with a drag and drop interface, should one not be comfortable with doing an interface programmatically.

What do you dislike?

While Android studio may be a great, powerful piece of software, it does use a lot of memory, which has led us to have to use machines with at least 8GB of RAM. When Gradle builds, it takes time and plays a big role in performance, leaving some of the interface to hang up. Overall though, the product is great.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Android studio is a great piece of software. It allows for quick and easy Android app development, with helpful hints and suggestions to optimize code and reduce errors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We develop Android applications and Android studio offers the best IDE for this. It has led to higher productivity and faster development.

Android Studio review by Alan I.
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"Great way to learn your way in android"

What do you like best?

What i like the best of this IDE is the similiar form to other IDES like Visual Studio in the form of working , just take the object you need and put into the form you are working , and That's it , no trouble no matter , and best is that do not have trash code , is a good way to focus on the code and not other stuff , thar are important but not in this moment of development.

What do you dislike?

What i did not like in this ide ,is the fact that is really heavy for a tool that shuold create ligther and agile aplications . Some times is not compatible con first releases of android versions , and in a personal thinking , don't have enough plugs for other enterprises.

Recommendations to others considering the product

My recommdations is that use step by step , is a really good tool and the best way to learn , in the web are a lot of tutorials and in forums a lot of help , just need a machine with good performance , an I3 processor shuold be enougth.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business problems we solve in first places was erradicate the learning curve for develop aplications in android devices , we start with something so simple as a web view and work our way up to develop integrations with ERP.

Android Studio review by Kevin R.
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"The Best App Mobile Development"

What do you like best?

Very flexible to use, there are so many plugin example ideaVIM. I used this app a lot when working on android apps. its also open source, we can easily create android apps. There is also built-in emulator that we can customize the API for each devices. this apps integrates everything that we need to develop some android apps.

What do you dislike?

When You create big project, the gradle sync and build will take a long time. When open the android studio and emulator together the apps can be very heavy..

Recommendations to others considering the product

Best app when creating android apps whether new to android or experienced with android.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I worked as android developer, this apps is the core from my work.

this apps make my work as android developer become more easy.

Android Studio review by Michael S.
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"Indispensable for android development"

What do you like best?

I like how it has my favourite IDE built in, IntelliJ IDEA, and also provides easy creation of XML layouts for the user interface. Other software also oriented for android development such as Eclipse doesn't come close to how useful this software is.

What do you dislike?

The time it takes to create a build and the program start up time takes quite a while. Obviously this will depend on the user's machine but from my experience unless you have a SSD then it's going to take quite a while unfortunately.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just use it, no other better options available.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Android Studio allows me to assist in the creation of android applications for the company I work for, where I develop tools and apps which assist both my coworkers and the motives and goals of the company. The main benefit is that it's completely oriented to android programming and so the whole concept and logic on how android software works is all integrated and easy to setup, ready to start the implementation out of the box.

Android Studio review by Pablo L.
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"Para empezar con android con buen pie"

What do you like best?

Me parece que entre las mejoras caracteristicas estas:

Facilita muchísimo reusar código y recursos.

Facilita configurar, extender y personalizar el proceso.

Facilita la distribución del código y por tanto trabajar en equipos.

Gestiona las dependencias de una forma cómoda y potente

Nos permite compilar desde línea de comandos, lo cual nos puede salvar en una máquina en la que no tenemos todo el entorno montado.

What do you dislike?

El asunto es que al intentar crear un a nueva actividad que no sea una empty activity, el sistema indica IDE Error y muestra el siguiente un error. Ademas de que se genera mucho codigo innecesario. No maneja muy bien objetos hechos por tercero y consume bastante memoria de la maquina donde estes programando.Otro elmento importante es tener en cuenta que puede dar incongruencias si manejas otros IDES como Eclipse y puede generar problemas con la generacion de codigo.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Tengan maquinas potentes con suficiente RAM ya que el IDE consume muchos recursos de la maquina donde este alojado . Otro detalle que me parecio interesante para agregar es que se debe tener todos los parches y updates de la version , yo tengo la version 3,0.1 y me ha arrojado una cantidad de errores lo que me solvento fue instalar la mayor cantidad de updates posibles.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Pudimos trabajar sobre una herramienta sencilla para aplicaicones en android y asi no tener que someternos a lenguajes mas complejos o IDE mas complejos como ECLIPSE

Android Studio review by Peter A.
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"Using Android Studio for developing Android apps"

What do you like best?

Android Studio is based on the Intellij IDEA development environment which I believe is the best Java development environment around. It has a very good code completion and editing environment which helps you to reduce code errors, and helps productivity.

It has a good debugger, and works well when connected to a device.

The deployment of apps from Android studio to the Google Play servers is relatively straight forward, though it does require some manual steps, and is not as automated as the Xcode iOS equivalent.

What do you dislike?

The UI visual editing can be a bit clunky & slow and quite often throws up errors. As such I prefer to use the xml UI editing page with viewing window to see how you are doing.

The other really annoying part is the continual updating that it asks you to do to keep up to date. It continually wants to download large updates (admittedly this may be Android's fault in part) which take quite a long time, especially if you have a network connection like mine.

It is quite power hungry, and can slow down your machine quite a bit, though it is possible to tweak the settings (via properties files) and turn off some features (running in offline mode helps) to improve performance.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are coding in Java for Android then it is the editing environment that I would recommend.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating apps for Android phones.

Android Studio review by Psy A.
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"Review of the Best Android App development platform"

What do you like best?

Android studio has all a developer needs to build an android app from scratch all the way up. It has a lot of features others which you may not even know about but it is surprisingly easy to use as the essential features are easy to find and use. And if you don't know where to find a setting or a feature, you can search and voila, there it is.

When writing code the Auto-Complete is amazing and helpful like auto closing tags and reminds you in case you forget any (real-time debug).

Debugging and logging is a masterpiece in finding errors and fixing issues.

The preview is as amazing as they come, real-time changes as the code changes - what a beauty.

I can't imagine a life of app development without Android Studio.

What do you dislike?

Apart from all the goodies that come with Android Studio, one drawback I may point out is navigating around, the suite has a lot of features, settings, features etc but finding them is a bit tricky even with the search function.

Another one is the never ending updates - yes I know these are really helpful and necessary updates to the libraries, repositories etc but 400MB of update pretty much every day is just too much.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Simply put, you are not going to build an android app without Android Studio, it is the start and the end of android app development, and the best part even newbies can use it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

App Development.

Android Studio review by José Luis G.
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"En mi opinion es el referente en Software de desarrollo de aplicaciones Android"

What do you like best?

Lo mejor de Android Studio es que esta hecho por y para el desarrollo de Aplicaciones Android, tiene muy buenas herramientas y te ayuda mucho en la hora del desarrollo ofreciendo grandes comodidades y lo mejor de todo es que es un Software totalmente gratuito

What do you dislike?

Lo que menos me gusta de Android Studio quizas es su opcion de creacion de ventanas de forma Grafica, pienso que aun no esta realmente refinada esta parte de la aplicacion, como para dar una buena interaccion con el usuario

Recommendations to others considering the product

Lo recomendaria principalmente porque es un software gratuito y facil de usar, y hay realmente pocas alternativas a el, en el mercado actual

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Puedes desde realizar el diseño de aplicaciones nativas en android, hasta realizar complejas aplicaciones usando distintos frameworks y todo ello con una gran integracion al software

Android Studio review by User in Broadcast Media
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"The most out-standing android development IDE in the market."

What do you like best?

Android studio is loaded with all the relevant tools and modules to cover all android versions during development. From the most recent android OS(android version 9.0) to the earliest version(2.2).

What do you dislike?

The resource consumption is very wanting, especially when it comes to disk space and memory usage and utilization.

I am unable to do any other task provided the gradle build is in progress.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For android development purposes, android studio is the best IDE to go with.

Drag and drop features are available from the XML designing module. This saves a lot of developers time.

I would recommend this software to any practicing or beginner android developer.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Android studio cuts down the time an app takes to hit the market and has enabled my organization to improve our relationship with our customers.

Android Studio review by Marcos B.
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"The best IDE for Android development"

What do you like best?

After being years coding my android apps with Eclipse and using its ADT plugin, Android Studio came at the best moment, making the whole developing process more easy and flexible. The improvement of this IDE throughout the last years makes it the best tool available in the market to design and develop native applications for Android. Its Gradle integration makes things easy to configure the project dependencies or tag different versions of the final apk (for different devices for example).

The GUI for layout design has matured since Android Studio launch, making possible to test the same interface in different devices at the same time for example.

What do you dislike?

Although Android Studio improved a lot the resources consumption compared with Eclipse, still requires a huge amount of memory to work properly and get its full potential.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Android Studio is certainly one or two steps ahead of Eclipse, becoming the main IDE for Android application development. Also the support and improvement offered by Google guarantees that this tool will adapt to Android evolution offering the best solutions for developers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've worked as Android Developer, and this tool improved my development times, allowing me to work faster and more efficient.

Right now I'm using Android Studio to develop React Native applications.

Android Studio review by ARUN R.
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"Best choice for android app development."

What do you like best?

It provides a great experience for building android apps . Features like layout editor ( with support for constraint layout ) , language support with autocomplete , instant run , git support , tools for building and debugging android apps and many other useful features like shortcuts , linters helps a lot . I love using distraction free mode and presentation mode a lot. It also has support for Kotlin . There are great plugins available which increases your productivity . It also has firebase support . Tasks like generating aps, running a gradle task is very easy. Tools to inspect layout hierarchy, network and memory performance and much more makes it easy to find issues. Also, running test is simple and easy to manage. Also , regular new updates brings exciting features and bug fixes !

What do you dislike?

It might not work as smoothly on low end laptops .

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are building apps for android , then this is the best IDE to go for. It is free and has a lot of exciting features which makes the development process more productive and less repetitive .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have built a lot of android apps for my personal projects and for clients using android studio . It is very productive for prototyping to creating a fully functional production ready app . It gives a complete IDE experience and all the required tools and features are in it .

Android Studio review by Alex I.
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"Simply the best IDE for Android development!"

What do you like best?

- Official support from Google

- Familiar controls and UI for those who already used other products from JetBrains team

- Support of all programming languages you might need during Android development (including Kotlin and Bash)

- It's free!

- It creates whole Android ecosystem within one's machine (i.e. you will see all Android command line tools here, all the updated)

What do you dislike?

As all the JetBrains products Android Studio consumes lots of resources so your machine has to be powerful enough, especially if you're going to use emulators.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're not using Android Studio right now, you should switch to it immediately!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Development of Android apps

- Development of Android TV apps

- Automated Testing and debugging of the apps

- Manual Testing using emulators

Android Studio review by Yadia C.
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"Android Studio Review"

What do you like best?

Android studio's auto competition speeds up my work flow. Not only does it provide name completion, but its intelli J integration makes it smart enough to ask me which package I would like to add to my code. Whenever I need to debug it provides me with useful information to know what is wrong with the code and possible solutions. Its integration with Gradle and the latests updated have allowed me to test my app and compile it ver fast. You can also export your code directly to your Github account and manage the latest Android SDK very easily.

What do you dislike?

There is not much that I don't like, but I wished it would allow me to add plugins and access to other git accounts directly from the IDE.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is very easy to use and user friendly. If by any chance the user is just starting with android programming the IDE provides many sample code projects to choose from. You only have to select the topic and a sample is provided. When importing projects built by others Android Studio assist you with everything needed in the import process.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

While creating apps resource management and code debugging are the biggest enemies. Thanks to the IDE I can know right away what parts of my code might have problems and it provides possible solutions to the problem/

Android Studio review by Sergio C.
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"The best IDE available to develop in android"

What do you like best?

It is very powerful and intuitive and has a clean and modern interface. Improve coding speed thanks to its refactoring tools.

It has a wide variety of plugins and options for debugging encrypted applications. As well as templates to get started quickly with new interface designs.

What do you dislike?

It is a very heavy and resource-intensive program. You need a powerful computer to install it.

You need a computer with active virtualization features.

Cannot be used on virtual machines.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its a stable and nice designed IDE.I recommend it for advanced developers because the variety of options available can be overwhelming.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has made the task of developing and testing Android applications much easier.

The quality of my code has improved a lot. It has also improved my speed and cleanliness when programming.

Android Studio review by Alexandra K.
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"Good development tool"

What do you like best?

In general, I think that JetBrains provides a good quality IDEs. Android Studio is based on their IntelliJ. It's convenient that it has integrated virtual phone support, smooth process of libraries and SDK updates, and it's easy to navigate through the project. It is also convenient that they have integrated Git and other version control systems support, and you can update your project without having to switch between different softwares.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I really dislike about Android Studio but Gradle updates sometimes cause me some troubles, and I have to reinstall Gradle then.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just try it. Especially if you have used any of the other JetBrain products, you'll find the transition very smooth.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Android Studio to develop our company's Android version of a mobile app.

Android Studio review by Darma K.
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"Newbie Friendly Android Development IDE"

What do you like best?

Android Studio offers many benefit if compared to other product. This IDE is based on Intellij IDEA that optimized by Google Team to do your Android Development. Best part is you can drag-n-drop the elements of layout so you what were you see on the screen that will be the result on device (WYSIWYG).

On the other hand Android Studio has matured and proven to be stable working enviroment, debugging toolchain, and other complicated things that make android developing hard, this IDE simplifies it.

What do you dislike?

Android Studio was a RAM Hogger. I have to upgrade my laptop to SSD and 10Gb of memory to fully open this IDE Potentials. Running Android Studio on old computer just make things worse.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think from my point of view Android Studio did a good job on android development enviroment. But still this stage has not enough yet, it can be faster if android studio adding more optimization on performance and memory manaagement. Also in terms of development, possibilities of upgrading the current UI editor is still big. I hope Android Studio will be better each year.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can work faster for develop apps. To implements the idea is the most important to us, and get feedback from target user. Android studio allow us to to fast iteration from development to shipment, and re-iterate even faster.

Android Studio review by Damon B.
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"The power of the IntelliJ IDE targeted at Android Development"

What do you like best?

Being built on the IntelliJ platform means that I don't need to re-learn a next set of menus and keyboard shortcuts in order to get my job done. I can rest easy that the source control, code completion, and build tools are solid and up-to-date.

What do you dislike?

The Android platform updates are a bit disjointed from the IDE itself, and a quite large on my 256GB SSD MacBook Pro. The default UI colors are good, but the toolbar is quite crowded with icons, and could use a bit of consolidation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Designed by Google based on the successful IntelliJ platform. You will find it easy to pivot between AS and IntelliJ for Java, Python or web development.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm a tester/user of in-house Android Libraries and Apps. While not doing heavy development myself, I often need to be able to retrieve/build/launch apps locally as well as step through them to grok functionality that is missing documentation.

Android Studio review by K P Ranjith K.
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"one of the World's best software development tool Android Studio"

What do you like best?

Suggestions , alt+enter , ctrl+ space , instant run , many are there! code completion too. nowadays android studio become more faster. that ctrl+x , ctrl+c which copies and cuts the whole line is my very favorite.

one of the nicest feature is emulator , we can have all the mobile devices in a single laptop.

What do you dislike?

gradule! sometimes its very tricky, complicated! it will be very helpful if google reduces the complexity of using gradule. Another one main issue is, Android studio won't tell where the error is clearly! still i have not figured out how to use constrain layout.As i'm also a Senior Android trainer , i meet , i take Android classes for lot of freshers, whose are mainly from rural background , they wont have that much high configuration computer sysytems. they suffer a lot. even im also bought a new laptop with 1gb ram , 2.5 ghz processor , 1tb storage just bcz of android studio. Google should release a version of Android studio for learning the basics of Android. like a android studio version just to develop some basic Android apps. most of the students face emulator problem , hax , vt-x , so many problems with the emulator.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We all have to switch to Android stdio as it faster , having more features in it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

basically i develop my own Android apps. Android studio is faster, it motivates me to spent more time on it.

Android Studio review by Felix B.
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"My favorite way to develop android apps"

What do you like best?

Without a doubt, my favorite thing about this software is how easy it is to develop the GUI. Before Android Studio, I had to develop the GUI for my apps using Java in Visual Studio which quickly became pretty tedious. In Android Studio, you literally just drag and drop, or you can use XML. If you're a novice to Android Studio or Android development in general, there are plenty of videos on Youtube and online resources dedicated to this software.

What do you dislike?

Admittedly the large amount of SDKs and libraries you must download is relatively cumbersome, often taking hours to download the everything you need. However since you only need to download the SDKs once, it's not too big of an issue

Recommendations to others considering the product

Possible enable easy multi-platform development like Xamarin

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am developing an app for the company I am working for, and the user friendliness of Android Studio makes that a simple task. Worth the effort, if you're willing to learn the software

Android Studio review by User in Financial Services
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"Best IDE"

What do you like best?

Providing autocorrection, debugging, auto code generation and many more advanced features required for android application development. The cool thing I like about this is it also provides support for Kotlin, the new language introduced for developing Android apps. The new feature of an instant run is also something you will surely like to try with.

What do you dislike?

The need for more resources of the system to run the IDE. The software lags sometimes when the resources are not available enough to run this software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Best IDE to go for if you are looking for something to develop Core Android apps.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes the development of Android applications easier and make ready to publish in Google play store. The benefits that I have realized is faster development of the Android apps.

Android Studio review by Sabbir M.
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"Develop Android Application with Android Studio"

What do you like best?

Specifically designed for Android App Development - so the interface is really developer friendly. Code completion feature comes in handy during the development. It provides drag and drop features that makes the designing process easy. Development output can be seen in real time in the emulator. You can also see the output directly in your mobile device.

What do you dislike?

The only to dislike about Android Studio is its very heavy weight. You need good amount of RAM and good processor to run this. So it makes your computer rather slow and it itself loads in some time. Even worse is the emulator. I cannot do anything else after running the emulator. I normally have to do the testing directly into by android device.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are developing android application from scratch, then this tool is must have. Even for learning purpose this tool serves in great deal. It auto generates configurations which you can learn by looking at it. Development is really easy with the code completion feature. On the top of all, community support is available in very high volume and it will boost your development time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Of course I use this for the development of android application. When I was student, I developed android application using android studio. The application was for the department of computer science and it was using for keeping track of records the inventories in the department.

Android Studio review by marko v.
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"Overall good"

What do you like best?

It is very stable and reliable when it comes to writing code in java. I have been recently introduced to it and have enjoyed using it from the start. It is also very easy to pick up through the use of guides

What do you dislike?

The gui could be a little more user friendly. Perhaps also consider adding more helper and or introductory guides for begginers

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommend because of the overall quality

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used this for the 2017-2018 fist relic recovery season to write the code for the robot.

Android Studio review by Arjun K.
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"Best IDE for developing Android Applications"

What do you like best?

Android Studio is built by Google on top of highly reliable IntelliJ platform, hence there is no doubt that it is most suitable IDE for developing Android Applications. The inbuilt SDK manager, AVD manager, emulator makes it a complete development suite, and we can get started with development very quickly. The setup process is fairly simple once you have JDK setup. Android Studio also comes with auto complete for everything android.

What do you dislike?

The worst part is the emulator that comes coupled with Android Studio. It is very slow, laggy and makes the development process slow. I have found the emulator to crash almost every single times I've used it. I would never recommend anyone to use the emulator. Also, I've not found the instant run feature to be very helpful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend Android developers to stick with Android Studio as their primary IDE for development and use some third party emulator. I've this combination to be best suited for my needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rather than using any Java IDE like eclipse or IntelliJ, a custom tailored solution like Android Studio which is exclusively designed for building Android applications is always preferred by most developers. Android studio is being developed very fast, and we get updates and fixes done fast thanks to Google.

Android Studio review by Suresh B.
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"Android studio is best IDE in my view"

What do you like best?

Recently I started working on android studio and it providing to import projects which was previously developed in other IDE and you can work as like normally.It is an open source .AndIn layout view both the actual layout and the xml you can see at the same time.

What do you dislike?

It's not supporting Many libraries where as other supports.Issues with the upgrades.And it's taking more loading time .And i faced some issues with the emulator which takes time to load and some time it suddenly crash.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is an open source And hopefully every one enjoy to use this

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a beginner i feel it is good software for the beginners .And provided lot features such as drag and drop and larger files compilation bit faster .Provides Junit and android testers for testing.And finally it is best IDE for development.

Android Studio review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"A Perfect Application for the Android developers"

What do you like best?

Android Studio is one of the best Android software that I found easy to use as suggested by my colleagues. It has come with that much easy user-friendly interface that even a new Android user or a learner can easily work with this application. It becomes easy for an Android developer to update the IDE in order to get the latest API versions automatically installed on the IDE. To work on the Android studio to create an application can help a user to understand the code in an easy way. It is very easy for a developer, especially

for a beginner one, to identify any error in the code while coding.

What do you dislike?

I didn't find anything yet, that I can give this Android studio application a negative review. It is really an awesome software, even a new developer or a beginner can easy make his/her hands on coding flawlessly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

No... its perfect according to me, I didn't want to give any recommendations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This Android Studio application is now used by many Android developers, whether, experienced or freshers,, because of the fact that it makes to code or to program in a much easier way. This Android studio application allows to update the IDE so that one can easily get the latest API versions automatically installed on his/her IDE . It even saves a lot of time wasted when we got stucked with any error. Identification of any error while coding makes aur work more easier working with this Android application.

Android Studio review by Miguel R.
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"Simple and complete"

What do you like best?

For Android development I found it to be the most suitable option. It includes the IntelliJ IDE which provides and amazing tool for coding. It also includes a sdk and avd manager and you can manage your devices and versions. You can either also develop in Java or Kotlin.

What do you dislike?

The very often updates, basically. It's one of the things that it's been on for a while.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You should have plenty of space free on your machine because it will required a lot of space.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

University projects so far.

Android Studio review by Subhojeet S.
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"Android Studio - The official Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Android app development"

What do you like best?

Flexible Gradle based system.

Unified Environment.

Instant run to push changes to your app.

Github Integration and VCS

Extensive tools and framework.

What do you dislike?

Gradle build time is rather long.

Inefficient RAM allocation.

Inefficient CPU usage

Recommendations to others considering the product

Best Android Development IDE.

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What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Android Studio is powerful code editor with massive developer tools helps in creating Sophisticated Android mobile application with various use cases in Business Areas, like apps for booking movie tickets, booking restaurant tables ,etc.

I,m working on developing android application for ordering food/meal.

Android Studio review by User
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"A great IDE to develop on Android with certain aspects to improve"

What do you like best?

I think the best thing that Android Studio has is that from the first moment it is ready to work without installing anything else. It also includes an emulator to test applications in the IDE itself and is prepared for Kotlin, which is the future of Android.

What do you dislike?

I think the performance of the IDE is improvable and the emulator is too slow compared to others like BlueStacks. Otherwise I have no more complaints.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefits are those that I have commented on the strengths of the application. I think it's a great tool to program on Android that includes everything you need. Thanks to this IDE develop on Android is much easier.

Android Studio review by Inaiane A.
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"Best IDE for Android"

What do you like best?

Android Studio is simply the best IDE for programming and developing applications for Android. It has several features that will facilitate the developer's life as debug and shortcuts to repetitive tasks. Android Studio has an AVD that allows you to view the application in development and test it, as the AVD simulates the mobile phone and the Android operating system of the mobile phone. It's very simple and practical to use Android Studio.

What do you dislike?

Android Studio has only one problem. It is very heavy and it takes a very good computer to run IDE and AVD. The installation is very time consuming and consumes a lot of memory and physical space of the HD. In addition, updates are frequent and too large for installation, it takes a lot of time, and in that time frame the IDE needs to be stopped.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Every developer who wants to develop for Android must use Android Studio, it brings native features that no other IDE offers, much simpler and with a friendly and efficient interface.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Android Studio to develop applications for Android. Many college jobs need to be developed on Android and by iso I use a lot of IDE.

Android Studio review by User
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"A great IDE to develop on Android with certain aspects to improve"

What do you like best?

I think the best thing that Android Studio has is that from the first moment it is ready to work without installing anything else. It also includes an emulator to test applications in the IDE itself and is prepared for Kotlin, which is the future of Android.

What do you dislike?

I think the performance of the IDE is improvable and the emulator is too slow compared to others like BlueStacks. Otherwise I have no more complaints.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefits are those that I have commented on the strengths of the application. I think it's a great tool to program on Android that includes everything you need. Thanks to this IDE develop on Android is much easier.

Android Studio review by Aldo L.
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"The best android platform"

What do you like best?

The interface is just the coolest to develop, easy to adjust for every person, intuitive and nice navigation, the bars and options are rich in terms of usability and perform, and the libraries and compatibilities are perfect for the android developer work.

What do you dislike?

Bugs and some internal crashes not about the code, is a little disgusting to create a new project just for the internal problems of the platform, i hope this get fixed soon.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just be patient and update frequently.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mobile development for variety of solutions.

Android Studio review by User
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"Best IDE for Android"

What do you like best?

Android Studio uses the quick growing Gradle build system that is so integrated, and Gradle is really a great tool.

Java code auto-completion.

Android Studio uses modules to manage and organize your code modules have their own Gradle build files which mean it can state their own dependencies.

What do you dislike?

Android development only

Android Studio is the official IDE for Android and it works great as an Android IDE. Unfortunately, that's the only thing it can do, if you want to develop applications for other platforms in Java, you have to learn another IDE as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As an Android developer Android Studio, it's my main IDE for everyday development so having an IDE made to develop in Android ensures me that the experience will be grat.

Android Studio review by Sergey O.
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"Thanks God for Android Studio developers"

What do you like best?

They Often added New useful features and quickly fixing some bugs. Support. Education about features and Technics. Famous brand. Smart people.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes too slow. Required powerful Machine and take a lot of resources of it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Enjoy the Dracula theme to save your eyes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating software, automate tests, fixing bugs. It so powerful to have huge world wide online community and Android Studio developers themselves online as support and help in time of troubleshooting.

Android Studio review by David G.
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"Android studio"

What do you like best?

Es una gran herramienta de desarrollo que me hizo olvidar el eclipse!!!! Tiene todo lo necesario para hacer una app tanto desde cero, como para gente experta. Dispone de todas las versiones de android para probar con cualquier verisión, tiene cientos de opciones para emular sin necesidad de tener dispositivos fisicos, compatible con gradle y ahora también con kotlin, una pasada!! Además se integra con git

What do you dislike?

No hay nada que no me guste, quizás el tiempo de compilación, que en ocasiones es excesivo incluso usando un SSD

Recommendations to others considering the product

Por supuesto!!! es muy como y da muchas facilidades

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

La aplicación entera esta realizada con android studio, es muy comodo de hacer

Android Studio review by User in Higher Education
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"The best IDE for developing android apps"

What do you like best?

Android Studio is official IDE for Android developer which was provided by Google. So, we can have latest support for updating or any official change from google. Using Android Studio is better than Eclipse for layout. Lots of help for debugging purposes is available online plus any bugs in IDE gets resolved quickly by patches provided by google.

What do you dislike?

If you are working on an emulator then it takes long time to load the emulator and then install and run the app on the emulator. Its a heavy software, so it does not work properly on old systems.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Android Studio is the biggest IDE for Android.Eclipse is no longer supported.

The good news? You can import your Eclipse projects into Android Studio and continue working on them.

Android was developed by Google, Android studio is also developed by google. So there is lot of support and documentation available for it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have developed an App which is used to display restaurants and hotels in Chicago. A user can view pictures, address, contact details of the hotel and can also post reviews.

There are lots of benefits of Android Studio. One of those is Genymotion plugin for Android Studio - unsure if Eclipse has it, but this is by far the best emulation software.

Android Studio review by Jose Manuel G.
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"En mi opinión el mejor entorno de desarrollo para entrar en el mundo Android."

What do you like best?

Lo mejor es su gran integración con Android, hace el desarrollo de App, bastante mas sencillo de lo que podria ser por ejemplo con eclipse.

What do you dislike?

Lo que menos me gusta de este entorno de desarrollo es su rendimiento a veces se hace un poco pesado y lento, empeorando la experiencia del usuario.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Lo recomendaria ya que es un gran enterno en el que se pueden desarrollar cualquier tipo de aplicaciones android, con gran facilidad

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Pues desde el desarrollo del software en un entorno en el que puedes depurar el codigo y testear la aplicación con su gran variedad de herramienas, ello implica una mejora en el rendimiento del desarrollo.

Android Studio review by Vivek d.
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"Great IDE to Write Native Android App"

What do you like best?

Best IDE to write native Android application and its an open source and fairly available for all windows, Linux and Mac too.

Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, enabling integration with Google App Engine

Linting is easy and easy debugging

NDK and SDK support is also in it.

Refactoring code is easy.

Android Studio introduced a new project automation tool - Gradle

you can build layouts and observe changes in real time.

Helps you to generate common Activity implementation easily.

Still using this IDE to develop native application.

you can define your unit tests in separate classes and launch them while building your applications.

you can run Gradle commands or other stuff there directly

What do you dislike?

I think that Eclipse is a lot easier to start with the development. as android studio is only used for the android native app development but writing enterprise application is only available in the Eclipse.

Emulator is same in the both and if the emulator is making difficulty for you then you have no improvement

Also. Visual Studio is also a great option for the app development.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business Problems - I used Eclipse with ADT while developing android native apps but it is very tedious to install ADT and then using it with the maven is quite difficult in developing android native apps.

But when we have android studio in the market, it become very easy to build and create android native app development.

Inbuilt SDK and ADT in android native development, the whole experience feels faster and more robust.

IDE Performance and stability is quite awesome.

Benefits:

Gradle Build support - Gradle is using dependency management, which will makes it lot easier to add libraries to your projects, and sharing them with others.

Improved Visual Editor

Improved code completion

Android Studio review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
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"Use Android Studio"

What do you like best?

In this software, I can develop many types of android applications. This is a plate form to build android applications. First of all, We should have the knowledge of XML Language and Java Language.

It tells the errors in log window and we solve them.

What do you dislike?

Android Studio takes much loading time. It takes more memory in hard disk and takes more space in RAM memory. Android Studio uses much functions in our system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Android Studio should have less memory size, less loading time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can search and solve errors in my android applications fast. So that I can save my time to solve the problems.

Android Studio review by Alex D.
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"Nice tool, but better products out there"

What do you like best?

I really enjoy the emulator feature that allows you to plug in your phone and have real time feedback of apps on your phone. Therefore, I can just run my system on Android Studio and changes will be reflected on the emulator on my device. This is a really beneficial feature because the emulator on the actual computer system runs really slowly and minimizes the amount of other applications that can be open on your computer when Android Studio is running.

What do you dislike?

The emulator is slow. The startup for the whole Studio is rather slow and can lag out at times. This prevents me from working on other things while I am using Android Studio. It does get glitchy as times and this really hurts the application.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it some time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I created an android app using android studio, but the default emulator slowed down the entire process. I had to use my phone as an emulator in order to expedite the process. I really like some of the features, but there are several setbacks.

Android Studio review by pg c.
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"Free and open source IDE for android application"

What do you like best?

Android studio is freely available on internet and it's open source tool to development for android application. very user friendly application.

What do you dislike?

C# based application can not be build. Only android based application we can build.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to develop any android based application and want to use free IDE then android studio is the best tool. Very user friendly software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

to developed android based application. Android based GPS and google map based application.

Android Studio review by User in Higher Education
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"*The* tool for Android development"

What do you like best?

The GUI editor allows one to drag and drop widgets to create the application's activity. AS tightly integrates Android APIs in a full-featured development environment -- more so than the old Eclipse-based toolkit.

What do you dislike?

AS constantly wants to update the APIs. Although this is good in theory, it is frustrating on a mobile connection, and in a multi-user computer lab environment (e.g., when testing university students in a lab with limited Internet access to prevent cheating).

Recommendations to others considering the product

AS is available for free. I suggest you try it, but be aware that it will take a while to set-up, depending on your Internet speed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

AS is being used to teach object-oriented programming to first-year students. Students are able to see the results of their work and this keeps them engaged.

Android Studio review by Carlos Etienne A.
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"The best for native development"

What do you like best?

The new version of Android Studio allows to use constraints to arrange the objects and layouts without problems. Also with android studio is easy to download libraries using maven or other repositories.

What do you dislike?

It has updates so often, and some updates makes some bugs or deploy issues.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Avoid update Android studio until you finish your current development to avoid compilation problem, also be sure to create any resource to reach any resolution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its easy to create Android applications for any resolution.

Android Studio review by Antonio D.
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"Un entorno de desarrollo para Android"

What do you like best?

Android Studio lo mejor que tiene es que practicamente es el unico Entorno de desarrollo para Android nativo. Tiene una gran interfaz grafica y bastantes herramientas que ayudan mucho a la hora de desarrollar aplicaciones

What do you dislike?

Lo peor que tiene Android Studio seguramente sea su Rendimiento, que mejoro mucho en su version 2.0 pero aun asi le queda bastante mas por mejorar

Recommendations to others considering the product

Lo recomendaría ya que es en mi opinión el mejor Entorno de desarrollo para Android que hasta el momento yo conozco.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Pues es un software que trae muchas herramientas para el desarrollo de Aplicaciones android y eso ayuda mucho al programador ganando tiempo.

Android Studio review by Megha t.
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"Best IDE for android application development"

What do you like best?

Freely available tool provided for development of android application. No need to download separately all android packages like before we used to do.

What do you dislike?

C# based .net application can not be build

Recommendations to others considering the product

Android developer best choice. User friendly tool for android application development. freely available on internet. One can download it from any where anytime and start using it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

to develop android application which can run on mobile platforms.

Android Studio review by Egor A.
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"Everything you need for Android development"

What do you like best?

Android Studio is an extremely powerful IDE, providing a ton of helpful tools to boost productivity. Built on top of IntelliJ IDEA - arguably the best IDE for Java (and not only) development - it has a ton of useful stuff: shortcuts for everything you need, refactoring tools, code analysis and many many more.

What do you dislike?

Android Studio can be slow and eats quite a lot of memory, hence it requires a powerful machine to run on.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Spend time learning about all of the features Android Studio provides, it will make you a lot more productive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm an Android developer, and Android Studio is my primary IDE.

Android Studio review by User
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"Go to program for android app development"

What do you like best?

Very easy to use interface, and the built in simulators make it easy to test your app on the fly. The IDE gives a bounty of useful information when coding the application, easily identifying mistakes and suggesting solutions. Great debug interface allows for quick bug identification.

What do you dislike?

Lengthy set up process makes it difficult to get going.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The learning curve can be hard to overcome, but there are many resources online that can be used to learn about Android Studio. Once you are comfortable using it, you'll find that there is nothing faster for app development.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Many clients request an android app to be built for their product, to increase their popularity among users.

Android Studio review by Alexandra H.
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"Great development environment for android"

What do you like best?

as I said in the title the best development environment for android, this tool I liked it because it integrates everything a developer needs to android, easy to use all the buttons are where they belong, in addition to the viewer interface It helps you see how it is becoming your aplicicacion without recompiling again and again. It eases of use that helps me to finish projects much faster because it is faster and every version that comes out becomes more stable and is very good.

What do you dislike?

What I dislike is that sometimes when I have chrome as open and illustrator gets slow in compiling the project takes a long, the rest is all luxury tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend this development environment because they help create applications more quickly and easily because this environment has everything you need to create quality applications. android study is the best thing to use to create these applications. the viewer as is becoming the application is very good and helps us work much faster and best of all, you will always have support goolge and every version that comes out will be better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am currently a developer of applications for android and helped me develop a more professional way applications, making more productive construction thereof. Excellent develop this tool because as I said enough support android developer. each version comes out it becomes more stable and that's the best part. I hope getting better this this tool.

Android Studio review by Arlen N.
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"Building apps easier with Android Studio"

What do you like best?

New and improved interface design perspective where you can view the interface you are working on and its related components.

Android Studio comes complete with support for JUnit unit and Android tests,

What do you dislike?

I have run into this error message or some other variant of "the project is using an unsupported version of the android Gradle plug-in" while trying to import an Eclipse project into Android Studio.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Instant Run, when I change code, I can instantly see how it affects the running app, with no need to re-compile or reinstall the APK. That really accelerates edit, build and run cycles.

Android Studio review by Ari S.
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"This Software is Amazing"

What do you like best?

I love this software. Anyone who wants to develop android apps should use this. It includes a UI builder, XML, and all the built in functions for awesome android development. If you know what you're doing, then android studio is the only option. Adding permissions, dependencies, and imports is as easy as pie.

What do you dislike?

It's a lot to handle. It can definitely seem daunting and taxing at first, but is quite simple after some time. A UI viewer for programmatic layout wouldn't hurt either.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You will never learn all the intricacies, but youtube tutorials are definitely your friend.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am designing android apps.

Android Studio review by Luis Javier H.
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"A large but still lacks softwate"

What do you like best?

This is one of my favorite software, I am android developer with more than 2 years of experience and the truth that when I started using studio android app truth was developing a very good user experience.

android study has helped me advance in my projects very quickly as it has everything that you need to build your apps the truth and congratulations on your software google.

What do you dislike?

What I do not like android study is that at times the compiler is compiling a long time and compiled and compiled and compiled the app never end. I have to stop all the build process close the program and open it again to get it working again.

Another problem is that I do not like the mess of programmers who are very slow realmentente something that should be improved and that will come here the quality of our development because many users do not have physical phones.

Recommendations to others considering the product

as I said before this product is one of my favorites. and recommend greatly

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

android would recommend studies with eyes closed those who are getting started in the world android. help them quite what the development of their app in a way very easy. because it has everything you need to build it. that if I am not misinformed it is the only software to develop android app Navitas. the benefits are many:

1. allows us to program natively

2. Today we can say that the truth is quite stable

3. faster this only a few times it gets slow

4. have better preview

Android Studio review by Hakim B.
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"Android studio"

What do you like best?

Android studio makes building Android apps so easy thanks to the fact that this IDE being built on top of IntelliJ which is one of the best and most stable Java IDEs around. It does help also that the Android emulator is more stable than it use to be. Another positive point is the debugger which is very convenient and intuitive to work with.

What do you dislike?

I don't dislike any functionality of Android Studio in particular. It's very rare that the software gets stuck, but when it happens I suspect it's more because of the hardware.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Android Studio obviously to develop, debug, and build Android apps that will be published on google play.

Android Studio review by Kiran K.
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"Best platform for App developer"

What do you like best?

Android studio is a great tool for android app development. It is a free and simple tool. It made app development easy. The drag and drop options are great, without knowing complete program and also save time. Nice interface, everything can be easily understandable. Emulator technique is also very good, provides lots of options.

Before using Android Studio I have used Eclipse, but feel great in android studio. Gradle has improved a lot, It automatically downloads libraries required for project. Frequent updates are available to keep up to date.

What do you dislike?

The loading time is more, takes more time to set up. Staring android development is easy, but continuing is difficult. Beginners may face little difficulty in understanding the interface. It uses more resources, the system gets slows down some time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a free software and all android developers must use IDE. It is a great tool and try this. Before starting it, understand shortcuts and complete in and out so it will become easier to proceed. It is a multi platform tool so you can use it on any platform.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a frequent app developer and uses Android Studio for this. I shifted from eclipse to android studio, It is a really great IDE.

Android Studio review by Matthew K.
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"Android Studio: Powerful tool, but still needs improvement"

What do you like best?

Android Studio has all the things you would expect from a full-featured IDE: text editor with syntax highlighting, code completion, compiler, debugging, project explorer, drag-and-drop design capability, etc.

It is quite easy to write code in Android Studio when you make use of code completion and the templates. The design preview is beautiful and usually accurate. The drag-and-drop design feature is also quite easy to use and getting behind it into the code it also intuitive.

What do you dislike?

Any time I update a feature that Android Studio relies on, it breaks. I'm talking about Gradle and the Java Platform here. I had to dig and dig to find the files to modify to make Android Studio find the new installation folders.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a powerful tool on par with Microsoft's Visual Studio, but with somewhat less support. It is also constantly changing, which makes it a challenge to keep up with.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am trying to learn enough Android development to publish an app on Google Play. I now have a fair amount of experience on Android Studio, which I believe to be the industry standard now. So that's good for my future career in software.

Android Studio review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Android Studio is best IDE so far to develop Android applications fast and easy."

What do you like best?

I have used IntelliJ and Eclipse before. Android Studio is the best IDE for Android Development so far. Things i liked on Android Studio which other IDEs lack of are it uses Gradle as build tool, it has very rich keyboard and code shortcuts, it has build in image asset creator, it has build in tools for monitoring Memory, GPU, CPU and Network usage.

Gradle build tool makes development easier because there is no need to download and copy .jar library files into your project. , one line code is enough to add library into your project. Build in image asset creator has ability to create images with related DP values. It can create launcher icons, action bar icons, notification icons and tab icons. Code shortcuts can be categorized under these titles: code completion, auto import, code clean and postfix completion. For example, code shortcut like "Ctrl+Alt+T" opens dialog which offers code surrounding like if/else, try/catch, for, switch ... clauses. Android Studio also offers you to create getter/setter and default constructor for classes. Auto import is easy shortcut, when developer writes unknown class name, it automatically imports that class into your file. Code clean shortcut organizes code with related Tab space, braces etc... Postfix completion is used for rapid development, it does complete your code after you write initial few letters.

In addition to all of these, there are plugins on Android Studio which makes Android development faster. There is new Android Studio 2.0 version which will change Android development radically. On preview version of new IDE, there is live code preview, fast project build feature, new additions to Data Binding and new fast emulator.

What do you dislike?

Android Studio uses Gradle build tool which is great for development. But Gradle makes building the project much longer than before. On project which has about 70k java code, build time for project is about 1 minute 50 seconds. The other thing is it still uses default emulator as like other IDEs. Default emulator is very slow which can not be used for big projects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Android Studio IDE is stable for developing small or big projects. You can use it either for personal or team projects. Also check shortcuts before starting to use IDE which will make development life easier. If your company is not ready to switch to Android Studio now, consider Android Studio 2.0 version in the future which will be much faster and easier for application development.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using Android Studio for Android application development. It is great IDE for building application as a team using VCS like git. Benefits are fast application development, easy to use external libraries and plugins and build in tools to analyze Network, CPU, GPU and Memory usage.

Android Studio review by Matthew G.
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"Has made droid development so much easier"

What do you like best?

I don't know how I developers for Android without Android Studio. It started off rocky but it's becoming very simple and very powerful. It let's you skip the nasty bits like environment setup, setting up a project etc. and just get to programming your app.

With material design guidelines and the libraries being released its easier than ever to make a working, okay looking app and I'm really thankful for that.

I spend most of my time on the front end side of studio and it's great. It's way less finicky than even css to create the layouts I want. The Java interactions with the front end are as simple as could be.

Finally, the emulation/simulation for devices is great!

What do you dislike?

Grade! The load/compile times could be faster but they've gotten noticeably better since it came out. This thing is also a hog, my laptop chugs when I run it and photoshop and compilation grinds everything super slow. I've taken to only really using studio on my desktop because of this, have some power behind it to ensure a good experience. As well it used to frequently crash but that seems to be almost a hundred percent taken care of, still save often!

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's free, give it a try. Don't use phonegap or similar, they make garbage apps. Get on it and you'll be actually compiling within an hour or so. Awesome.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Skipping the annoying part of development, setup, and getting to coding. Way faster to inboard new employees, they can get to creating actual value instead of wasting time learning an environment or cloning one.

Android Studio review by Bhargava R.
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"Personal Experience of Android Studio"

What do you like best?

Lots of advanced features and visual view of the UI made it a powerful tool for developing Android apps

What do you dislike?

It's extremely CPU intensive. XCode uses half the power to accomplish the same thing while Android Studio takes up a

Recommendations to others considering the product

Android Studio is the IDE to use for now. There is no way around it. Although the features are powerful, no other application makes my laptop fans scream louder than Android studio. Make sure to use a computer with enough CPU power and 16GB RAM to have a good experience using this application

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building Android apps and libraries for the company's mobile-related business goals and in-house mobile applications for employee use.

Android Studio review by Shohei K.
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"I'm using Android Studio every day at my workplace."

What do you like best?

Rich and customizable shortcuts available, and sometimes auto-completion.

Each developer has their own tendency and prefers, so it is very good that Android Studio is very customizable and able to personalize for each developer.

What do you dislike?

Sudden crashes and weird behavior irregularly.

Although I can assume that some unstableness is necessary for improvement and beta-testing, it is quite often that Android studio behaves weirdly. Android Studio shows pop ups when the updated version is available to users, but whenever it shows up, Android Studio freezes and we need to restart it.

Sometimes Android Studio bootup is too slow (and I can assume that this is understandable since the size of Android Application can insanely huge.), so we sometimes find ourselves wasting our time trying to just start the app.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For those of you who are currently using Eclipse, better switch to Android Studio right now.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Android Studio is now a necessary tool for Android development.

Since Google has decided to officially support Android Studio and made it the official development environment for Android development, I think all Android Developers should use it or at least start considering switching to it.

Android Studio review by Nicolae Bogdan I.
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"Best thing to happen to Android development"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of use, the way it seems to understand the code and suggest solutions, the ease of refactoring and debugging.

The number of plugins available is also a great plus.

It has a great color scheme, suitable for long development sessions.

Being cross platform means I can write code on any system I have available, or is required at that moment by other projects.

I was also surprised by the quality of the git client. Android Studio is the only tool I use for complex rebasing.

What do you dislike?

The tool windows arrangement could use a bit of flexibility. I don't like that I can't remove them, I can only minimize and ignore them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's the best way to do pure Android development.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am part of a team developing a complex application, for multiple clients. That means a gradle project using flavors and build variants is a must. Solving that without Android Studio would require a lot more time and effort.

Android Studio review by Joel D.
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"Really amazing IDE"

What do you like best?

I love how they are constantly releasing updates. There are several channels that allows you to get bug fixes quickly if you want but you can stay in the stable channel if you please so that's one of my favouirite features. I love extensible it is, how Developers can easily make plugins for features they would want but the core team isn't able to tend to those requests as yet. For eg. I use a popular open source library called Butterknife that provides view injection and I was able to easily download an extension by a developer that basically allows me to use this library in a single click.

What do you dislike?

The main thing I dislike is that it's a bit resource intensive. I am having slow builds right now because I only hae 6gb of RAM and a 7200rpm hard drive so I will have to get better hardware for faster builds. Yes gradle has improved but Android Studio is still a memory hog. I use Visual Studio for very large projects and it takes up bearly half of the RAM Android Studio uses.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm mainly solving the problem of having a reliable IDE for Android development. The main benefits I have realized are it's actively supported by Google and the community. Thus it's been tailored to suit the needs of developers worldwide who are contributing to the ecosystem.

Android Studio review by Nicolas M.
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"The only real option for developing quality Android apps"

What do you like best?

The suite of plugins and tools to make developing quality apps as easy as possible. Has many requirements directly integrated with the IDE so you can be sure that you are following Google Play guidelines and the best practices.

What do you dislike?

Has a bit of a learning curve and takes a decent computer to run.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely go for this, it is the only real option

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Great support and guaranteed acceptance by Google Play if guidelines are followed. Makes it a one stop shop for developing, testing, implementing, designing, and finally releasing Android apps to the Google Play Store.

Android Studio review by Andrew L.
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"Great IDE, a few features missing"

What do you like best?

It's the best Android IDE out there, and free. The ease of use and the IDE features and functionality that it provides, I love. Android Studio is made in partnership with Google and JetBrains, I've started using several other JetBrains products from this, as those are just as wonderful.

What do you dislike?

There are a few features that are missing that the Eclipse version had, I'm not sure if some of those features will ever make it to Android Studio... they may not have been that well used or understood.

Sometimes updates will break builds randomly, and you'll have to do some googling to figure out what thing needs to be tweaked or updated in some low-level config.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it, love it, embrace it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it for both agency work, and personal projects. The "auto fix" feature often saves hours of what otherwise would be mindless tinkering.

Android Studio review by Sarneet C.
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"A massive improvement over Eclipse."

What do you like best?

Android Studio has a core of IntelliJ Idea with some modifications by Google which make it even more developer friendly. It supports coding android apps in Kotlin. One click conversion from Java to Kotlin, ample plugins like ADB WiFI. Insane amount of customization. It easily trumped Eclipse as teh go to IDE for Android due to its ease of use and all the intellij Idea charm. Instant Run in Android Studio 2 is a great feature.

What do you dislike?

Gradle builds may take long sometimes despite optimizations in Android Studio 2. Also, sometimes while updting repos, it take a lot of time and then the only wor,around is to delete cache and restart. Emulator also bugs out sometimes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just go for it. There is no better IDE for developing android apps.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have made 2 android apps on Android Studio. I really like the UI and ease of use. Google adds additional useful features like Instant Run from time to time.

Android Studio review by User
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"Great IDE for android application development but is somewhat slow"

What do you like best?

Android studio is almost the only thing you need to develop and make awesome android applications. It has all the features you can need.

Its better than eclipse and is a complete package for androd developers.

What do you dislike?

I have used android studio a lot for making android applications. Its great and has lots of features but I feel it is a slow software. When AVD is switched on you can really feel the differnce in the performance of your machine, no matter what your specs are.

I feel it has been a while now and we can expect a lite and fast version of android studio soon.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are new to android development then you will need it definitely.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developing android applications for the last 4 years.

Android Studio review by Administrator in Industrial Automation
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"Works well, feels like eclipse but has a little more added to it"

What do you like best?

The visual indications and the prebuilt android project interface is very nice.

Structuring is easy to follow.

Graphical user interface of the app is shown in front of you at the DPI you select.

The VM is loads better than what it used to be, but not perfect.

Builds and gradles are easy to use

What do you dislike?

The virtual machine can still be buggy.

Debugging could be easier.

Although the GUI is nice it is not always perfect.

Could use a better API update system.

Third party integration can be difficult.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is only getting better and is helping app development to become much easier than it was.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to create a few proprietary apps that we use in house for time management, project use, and so on. This has helped people to enter their time more efficiently and more on time then what there used to be

Android Studio review by User
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"A good IDE with many things to improve"

What do you like best?

I think the best thing about this IDE is that you install it and you have everything configured to develop an Android application.

What do you dislike?

What I like the least is its Android emulator. I do not understand how it could be that I have an emulator so little optimized and that it works so slowly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thanks to Android Studio I have been able to develop in Android in a much easier way thanks to the fact that everything is ready to start working from the first moment.