Welcome to the Android Developer Tools project site.
The Developer Tools for Android are being developed entirely in the open and is accepting contributions. On this site you will find information about the project, how to build the tools, how to contribute, etc...
New: February 13, 2012 - ADT 21.1 and Tools 21.1 Released!
November 13, 2012 - ADT 21 and Tools 21 Released!
October 23, 2012 - ADT 21 Preview 10
June 29, 2012 - The video from our 2012 Google I/O Developer Tools talk is available. You can view it here:
It shows some of the highlights of the tools improvements over the last year, as well as a sneak peek at some upcoming features. Note that the audio is missing for the first 10 seconds. Also, you may want to switch to HD video to be able to see the details in the demos.
June 28, 2012 - ADT 20 and Tools 20 Released!
June 1, 2012 - ADT 20 Preview 3
May 12th, 2011
: A recording of the Google I/O demo talk on the Android Developer Tools is now available: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq05KqjXTvs
(The video is available in 720p HD which is recommended to pick up all the details in the demo screens.)
The Android Tools is comprised of a number of tools:
- Eclipse plugins
- Edit, compile and debug support for Android projects, including code completion on Android resources
- Visual editors for layouts and manifest files
- Integrated perspective for hierarchy viewer, ddms (see below), etc.
- See the Screenshots page for some examples.
- SDK & AVD Manager - download SDK components, create AVD, create Ant-based projects
- Hierarchyviewer - analyze the hierarchy of views in an application
- ddms - monitor a phone or emulator, grab screenshots, view memory usage, etc
- Command line tools
- Please refer to the official site http://developer.android.com/ to install and use the current public release.
- Our download page will in the future contain download link to milestone builds, beta versions and possibly more frequent builds.
- To provide feedback (via e-mail, forums, bug reports, etc), see the Feedback page.
- To learn about our plans, see the Roadmap page.
- Our current release status is described in the Release Status page.
- To build the tools from source, see the Build Overview page.
- To contribute to the tools, see the Contributing page.
- Features we are hoping to get contributions for are listed in our wishlist.
- To help us improve alternative development environments for Android, see the Alternatives page.