Is there currently a way of developing android apps on an android phone? In other words, write, compile, install and run regular android java on the phone without using a pc? If not, what would make it possible, if at all? (would rooting be necessary? Or an android emulator compiled for android?)

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Android-IDE (AIDE) is the first application which allows you to develop another android application in mobile device.

  • AIDE (Android IDE) allows you to develop an Android project in any android based mobile phone.You don’t need any PC or any editor not even eclipse.
  • The main aim of AIDE is Self-contained mobile developed platform.

You can look for Meme IDE 1.14 for Windows Mobile and Android, check the detail on the link specified..

Android-IDE (AIDE)
Develop Android apps from within Android using AIDE (video)

  • I think that's not the first, (IIRC) terminal-ide was available sooner. Apr 27, 2012 at 7:20
  • AIDE is absolutely the best Android-on-Android development environment - it also comes with built-in GIT support.
    – user14609
    Apr 27, 2012 at 8:51

It is possible with AIDE, haven't tried it personally though.


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