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IDE for mobile

can anyone suggest a best offline IDE for mobile?

12th Dec 2017, 5:58 AM
subhashini raman
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I don't know if iOS has anything available for development tools, but I know some stuff for Android: IDE - There are not a lot of options, and only one that I know works well and fully offline: AIDE -- Android IDE with Java, C/C++, and PhoneGap support (I think you have to buy an IAP for at least one of these and/or download a separate app from the same developers). I've used it in the past and it was good, but a lot of the functionality is limited without buying at least one IAP...lol. It does work completely offline though, and if you pay for it would be a nearly-complete mobile IDE for Android apps. Beyond that you could check out AlternativeTo.net, for some programs that should be similar to AIDE, here: https://alternativeto.net/software/aide--android-ide/?platform=android . The results there are only for Android, but you can change the platform if you have a Windows tablet that may be capable of running some programs (there was no iOS or Windows Phone options for mobile platforms though, only Android). As for source control there are not many options either, lol. The only two I've tried that were worth remembering are: MGit (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.manichord.mgit&hl=en) which has the most functionality available and was the most stable. GreenGitClient (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.jhutil.ggc&hl=en) which doesn't have much functionality available yet and is only updated around every few months. If you're comfortable with the terminal you could try using Termux for building Android apps, but IDK how well supported it is. This thread on their GitHub seems to have a lot of info though: https://github.com/termux/termux-packages/issues/63. With that you could then use any text editor you want, but building apps would be made a little bit more difficult than using a GUI app would.
12th Dec 2017, 8:00 AM
Tom Shaver
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