What are the best software for creating apps in a PC?

asked by Marshal Brothers
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6 solutions
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    #1Android Studio

    Android Studio

    Android Studio is the official Android app integrated development environment (IDE). Use it together with other specialized tools to come up with your own Android app. Download it on your Windows, Mac or Linux computer for free.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Rodrigo Montiel
    Written on October 7, 2017
    "Android Studio is a very good program for creating apps for Android devices. Once you get used to the IDE and learn a bit about coding, it is easy to create projects in it. It is limited to just Android software, but it is very good at what it does."
  2. 10

    #2iOS Development

    iOS Development
    iOS 11 sets a new standard for the world's most advanced mobile operating system. Your apps can now become more intelligent using the power of machine learning with Core ML. You can create incredible augmented reality experiences with ARKit. And you can deliver a more unified and immersive user experience with new multitasking features, including drag and drop for iPad, the new Files app, new camera APIs, new SiriKit domains, Apple Music integration, and more.
    Software

    Mac

    Free

    Pamela Scott
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "iOs Development would probably be better suited for a Mac/Apple based program. It is very specific to Apple, such as Siri and iPad."
  3. 7

    #3IntelliJ IDEA

    IntelliJ IDEA
    IntelliJ IDEA is an IDE for the JVM platform created by JetBbrains. It features coding assistance, built-in tools and integration and plugin ecosystem, supporting a lot of languages and frameworks. It has a free version and a paid subscription version. 
     
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $14.9- Varies by plan

    Shirley Robertson
    Written on October 9, 2017
    "IntelliJ IDEA is one of the best softwares for creating apps on a PC. This has been one of the most powerful tools I have come across. It's easy to set up, simple to use, and has a great interface overall. It also supports a lot of languages and frameworks, which really comes in handy. "
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    #4Windows Phone

    Windows Phone
    Windows 10 Mobile (previously Windows Phone) is a series of proprietary smartphone and tablet (under 8-inch) operating systems developed by Microsoft.
    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    Dylan Santos
    Written on September 27, 2017
    "I'm relatively new to the app-building world, but the Windows 10 Dev Center has been great at providing me the tools I need. At this point I'm experiencing a bit of an embarrassment of riches with all of the available features, but the easily-accessible help has worked me through any problems so far."
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    #5Official Android SDK Emulator w/HAXM

    Official Android SDK Emulator w/HAXM

    Android Studio is the official Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Android app development, based on IntelliJ IDEA that offers powerful code editor and developer tools.

    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    Anthony Dunn
    Written on October 6, 2017
    "This is a bloated monster, but it's the standard. I actually use it mostly for the ADB util, but I've had good luck also using it to rip apart random Android apps, like, for example, a recent one featured on Shark Tank."
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    #6Eclipse + Android Development Tools plugin

    Eclipse + Android Development Tools plugin
    Eclipse can accept the Android plugin for developing apps on this system. This plugin is called Android Development Tools (ADT) and extends the features of Eclipse IDE and let you start quickly to create and develop your own Android apps.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Olivia Wright
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "Eclipse is a great tool for those looking to develop apps. I'm not sure it's the best option for everyone, I think beginners may be better suited with other options, but otherwise, Eclipse is a very useful tool for creating Android apps."

Summary

Best What are the best software for creating apps in a PC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Android StudioSoftware 15 Free
2iOS DevelopmentSoftware 10 Free
3IntelliJ IDEASoftware 7 Paid
4Windows PhoneSoftware 5 Free
5Official Android SDK Emulator w/HAXMSoftware 4 Free
6Eclipse + Android Development Tools pluginSoftware 1 Free
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