Android Application IDE popularly used as an Integrated development environment is a platform or I can say a helper which helps the programmer code any software with different facilities, which makes it easy for the programmer to develop software.
A normal IDE consists of the source code editor, build to check code and debugging tool, etc.
What is Android Application IDE?
In my knowledge and the IDE which I know for android are 20 in numbers, with different support and facility every IDE work differently to develop a .apk android file. (.apk) is an extension of the android application file, when the coding part is completed in every IDE we have to create the .apk file of our project to upload our android application on the Google Play store or any other application hosting service.
Android App IDE by Google
Android Studio and Android NDK (Native Development Kit) are two IDE provided by Google for the programmer, both of them work differently as Android Studio can be used for coding in different programming languages, especially for JAVA and XML. But on another hand Android NDK allows programming in C and C++ reducing your time f you are not familiar with JAVA, I never used Android NDK to develop any Android application. My opinion will be to use Android Studio which is the best IDE for Android App Development and even google doesn’t recommend Android NDK for general App development.
DEVELOP APP USING ANDROID STUDIO
It was my college project in the final year and as I have a habit to learn every time new things, selected a project based on the android app even was not knowing anything about android app development. Finally, after searching about the IDE I got to know that Android Studio is the best IDE which provides customizing each and everything.
Android Application IDE
Activity is coded in JAVA and Layouts are created by using XML in android Studio, it provides some drag and drops features for layouts. Hope you will love to start your android app development in Android Studio, there are different IDE available which may lead you away from basic coding.
List of Alternative Android App Development IDE
AIDE (Android IDE)
MIT App Inventor
RAD Studio XE
Object Pascal, C++
So, the article on this topic can be no limited I can write more on different IDE but I only suggested the best one if you love programming and also listed other IDE which provided drag n drop option to create android apps without any knowledge of programming.