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5 Productivity Tools for Mobile App Developers

Developing mobile apps is not easy, and it may take much time and effort. In order to be productive as a mobile app developer, here are some tools that you can use. They help you keep your team on track while providing a useful roadmap for expected due dates.

  1. Git (https://git-scm.com/)
    Git is a free and open-source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. This allows you to manage your codes and files about web pages and apps. The Git feature that stands out the most is its branching model; you can use multiple branches for your ideas, test them, and easily backtrack if they don't work.
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  2. Android Studio (https://developer.android.com/studio)
    Android Studio provides the fastest tools for building apps on every type of Android device. It has a visual layout editor, an AKY analyzer, and an intelligent code editor, and realtime profilers. Also, it provides a fast emulator to test and run your apps faster than with a physical device and simulate different configurations and features.
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  3. Codeshare (https://codeshare.io/)
    This is a tool that allows you to share codes with developers. After finishing writing codes, you can use Codeshare to share the copy with your colleagues or developer team, then pair program and troubleshoot together.
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  4. LetsView (https://letsview.com/)
    This is a screen mirroring tool that allows you to test your mobile app on PC, including its configurations, features, and performances, thus to know how well it works. You can use this tool to stream your mobile app to a large screen and share it with your developer team for a presentation.
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  5. Overflow (https://overflow.io/)
    Design is also an important part of a mobile app, and Overflow makes it easy to turn your designs into beautiful user flows. It works with Adobe XD, Figma, Sketch, and Photoshop. It is easy to navigate and interact with your user flows to show the user journey. Besides, it has a cloud sharing feature that enables you to share your user flows and receive feedback, keeping all stakeholders in sync as the project develops.
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Liviu Lupei

Nice article!

I would also add Endtest, it allows you to build and run automated tests for mobile apps, without having to write any code.

Chapters from the Documentation related to testing mobile apps:
β€’ How to create Mobile Tests
β€’ Finding elements in Mobile Applications
β€’ How to execute Mobile Tests

I work there, so feel free to write to me if you have any questions.

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Julia

Thank you for great recommendations. Some of these tools I have already used in app development, but several tools from this list are new for me.

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Rlogical Techsoft Pvt Ltd

Great stuff..

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Ehma Ugbogo

Wow! This is really cool. Got something off this.

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HiteshDhamshaniya

I knew about the first 2 (GitHub[github.com/hitesh-dhamshaniya] and android studio), rest of all is new for me, I will definitely give it try.
Thank you for sharing...

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