Android Arsenal for Developers 2018

An Android Arsenal is a collection of resources, each serving a particular purpose.

These resources include open source tools for the development of Applications, Games, and Utilities majorly for the Android Operating system.

Here's what it looks like:

With hundreds of tools in stock, It is designed by developers for other developers to serve as a guide and reference.

Why is An Android Arsenal Important


Here are three reasons why An Android Arsenal is important to developers:

  • It enables Android developers to build more apps, because they don't have to write their entire source code from scratch, but can refer to these resources and incorporate them as part of the functionality on their App.

Other than developing apps faster,

  • They can also be informed of the latest tools for Android application development as a result of the tools in these archives.
  • An Android Arsenal allows you to use the latest software or functionalities of an app you're building in 2018 should have, in order for yours to meet the ever-changing trends in technology.

Think of it this way:

A library for Android, a community of Android developers and prospective ones trying to improve the OS collectively by sharing tools that are free for use, editing, and updating, can improve your chances of building one of the most popular Android apps for 2018.

But you're probably wondering:

Where exactly is this Android Arsenal?


To access Android Arsenal's huge collection of resources you can go to their website.

For ease of usage and access, you can download Android Arsenal's application from Google Play Store.


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Best Resources on Android Arsenal for Developers


Here, we'll be looking at a website that offers these tools for use and the best tools a developer can take advantage of.

Each of these Android Arsenal tools called a library, has been reviewed and rated which makes it easier for you to decide if its features are what you want in your current or next app or even think of ways on how you can modify it to suit your reference.

There are over 273 links to projects on this site, but while all are good, others are great.

Given below, are the best resources on Android Arsenal for developers.


1. Loquacious


Created: November 2017

Minimum Software Development Kit: 14 (Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)

A library on Android Arsenal for managing localized resources remotely is, Loquacious.

Some features of this library allow developers to:
  • Make the .arsc only have 1 symbol per entry,
  • Reduce the .arsc symbol table by retrieving localized files when they are needed.

Access Loquacious Library


2. Outline Toggle Button


Created: September 2017

Minimum Software Development Kit: 16 (Android 4.1 Jelly Bean)

Outline Toggle Button for Android that can switch between two or more options/effects can be found as part of the library resources on Android Arsenal.



Acess Outline Toggle Button on Arsenal Library


3. Gson Path Extensions Android


Created: March 2017

Minimum Software Development Kit: 9 (Android 2.3 Gingerbread)

Gson Path Extensions Android is a tool for adding validation to fields with notes.

There is validation support for:

@FloatRange
@IntRange
@StringDef
@IntDef

Access Gson Path Extensions on Arsenal Library


4. QuickDemo


Created: Nov 14, 2016

Minimum Software Development Kit: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

QuickDemo allows access to Android 6.0's demo mode of the User Interface.

Developers can also modify the demo settings of this tool.



Access QuickDemo on Android Arsenal


5. Keyboard Android-Dialer


Created: August 2017

Minimum Software Development Kit: 14 (Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)

Keyboard Android dialer is a reusable dialer implementation extracted from Android Open Source Project.




Access Android-Dialer


6. AndroidSDKPoster


Created: November 2017

Minimum Software Development Kit: N/A

AndroidSDKPoster on Android Arsenal is a wall poster having a comprehensive changelog of Android SDK versions 14-27, all divided into 30 categories.

Access AndroidSDKPoster


7. Validator


Created: July 2017

Minimum Software Development Kit: 9 (Android 2.3 Gingerbread)

Validator library on Android Arsenal is used to validate text inside a form easily, using custom edit text or the validator.

Validator Library on Android Arsenal


8. Android Studio MVP Template Google Architecture


Created: August 2017

Minimum Software Development Kit: 9 (Android 2.3 Gingerbread)

Android Studio MVP template hastens the processes involved in Android development with the use of an Android MVP template.

Access Android Studio MVP Library on Android Arsenal


9. CounterView


Created: November 2017

Minimum Software Development Kit: 14 (Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)

Android view tool allows you to increment or decrement a current value by 1.

It can be used in delivery apps and e-commerce apps.



Access CounterView Library


10. LoginPageConcept


Created: August 2017

Minimum Software Development Kit: 14 (Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)

LoginPageConcept is an animated login page for the user.




Access LoginPageConcept


11. PRDownloader


Created: November 2017

Minimum Software Development Kit: 14 (Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)

PRDownloader is a download manager tool for Android with pause, resume and cancel support and download notification status support.

It can download videos, images, pictures and apps, irrespective of their size.

This tool gives callbacks for onStart, onProgress, onCancel, onError etc. while a file is being downloaded.



Access PRDownloader


12. AutoAdapter


Created: February 2016

Minimum Software Development Kit: 13 (Android 3.2 Honeycomb)

This is an automatic adaptor for simplifying adapter creation, support List, RecyclerView, ViewPager.



13. ViewFinder


Created: November 2017

Minimum Software Development Kit: 14 (Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)

The ViewFinder has the same functionality as the ViewHolder, which is to dynamically provide a link to any view in a layout.

You can also add a new view type with the help of this Android Arsenal tool.

Access  ViewFinder


14. PagerTabIndicator


Created: November 2017

Minimum Software Development Kit: 14 (Android 4.0–4.0.2 Ice Cream Sandwich)

PagerTabIndicator is an Android library that works with the ViewPager component.

It supports text and image tabs and custom views in tabs

Access PagerTaIndicator


15. MySnackbar


Created: November 2017

Minimum Software Development Kit: 14 (Android 4.0–4.0.2 Ice Cream Sandwich)

By adding a single line of MySnackBar to your source code, you can customize the text color, Icons, background color, font size, display time, and several other features.

Access MySnackBar


Conclusion


Not limited to the listed above, there are more libraries (ActionBarSherlock, Google Mobile SDK, Android FEST, etc.) you can access on Android Arsenal which can help make your work as a developer easier and better.


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