Useful Tools and Kits for Android Developers

By / Feb 25, 2011 / Tools
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There’s a huge market for mobile app development. I’m an iPhone user myself, and we’ve posted plenty of stuff here on iOS design and development. But it looks like the popularity of the Android platform isn’t slowing down anytime soon. It’s market share keeps growing. So we thought it was about time that we help out you Android developers out there. Here’s a list of tools and kits that you should find handy.

Android Honeycomb Stencils & Sketchsheets

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Google recently released their OS designed specifically for tablets: Android Honeycomb. This is a set of stencils & sketchsheets to help you get started mocking up your GUI’s.

DroidDraw

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DroidDraw is an online tool to help you easily build graphical user interfaces for the Android cell phone platform. There’s also a standalone executable available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

Sensor Simulator

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Sensor simulator is a java standalone application that simulates sensor data and transmits them to the Android emulator.

Fireworks template for Android

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In this Fireworks template the Android user interface elements have been redrawn as vector images. In the folders the elements have been mostly labeled according to the Android vocabulary.

App Inventor

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App Inventor lets you start design an Android app in your browser. Then, like fitting together puzzle pieces, you set your app’s behavior. All the while, through a live connection between your computer and your phone, your app appears on your phone.

Android Phone GUI Kit

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Photoshop file featuring elements of the Android OS 1.5 GUI . Great for application mock-ups and concepting.

Android Sketch Stencil

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The purpose of the sketch style wireframe is to prevent the intended audience from thinking about visual design and encourages them to focus on the functionality and behavior being proposed.

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

6 Comments

  1. Creative Agency
    February 25, 2011

    great help, thanks.

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  2. Vaibhav
    February 25, 2011

    Sir,
    I am a student i want to make a basic android application please guide me in this regard. I am aware of C/C++,HTML only.
    I will be highly obliged to you.

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  3. Fabrizio Van Marciano
    February 26, 2011

    Wow, absolutely awesome stuff thankt indeed.

    Reply
  4. Wayne Seddon
    May 12, 2011

    Love this post! There should be more Android articles – this site seems to be biased towards iPhones and iPads…

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  5. Rick le Roy
    November 11, 2011

    Another useful Android site is: http://www.androidpatterns.com/
    Lots of Android Interaction Design Patterns.

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  6. Aadam Gibson
    May 30, 2012

    “Android Icon Maker” is very useful tool i just found that saved my lots of time. With this program it is possible to generate and resize icons in 8 different resolutions with one click. You can download android icon maker from this link. http://www.redrails.com.br/2011/09/android-icon-maker/

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