Ubuntu – What IDEs are there for Android development


I recently bought my first Android phone (HTC Legend). Now I want to develop for it!! 🙂
Is it possible under Ubuntu and what is the best tool? Eclipse or IntelliJ or maybe something else?

UPD: It takes about a year for me (sorry my lazyness 😉 But this is my first Android app – https://market.android.com/details?id=com.maxsoft.balls
Created by Eclipse + ADT in Ubuntu 11.10!

Best Answer

Probably the easiest to use, and officially supported, is Eclipse.

The Eclipse Android Developer Tools (ADT) plugin allows for basic project creation and management, as well as step debugging and ability to easily export your app for deployment/publication.


Google now distributes an ADT Bundle, which includes Eclipse with the ADT plugin, SDK and platform tools, and latest Android platform and system image for the emulator.


The Android SDK Tools alone can still be downloaded if you prefer not to have the entire bundle, or if you already have Eclipse installed and just want to add the ADT plugin and SDK/platform tools, or if you prefer to use another IDE.