12 Best Android Apps for Web Developers and Designers to Try in 2017
Just like everyone else, web developers are also living fast-paced lifestyle and love to use smart, handheld devices round the clock. Web developers, in particular, are used to using smart devices for their work instead of sticking with standstill desktops or laptops at all times. Smartphones and tablets extend the working hours of the software developer during commuting, traveling, or simple outgoing use cases by providing several useful applications.
Being a member of the software developer community, I used to apply some smartphone and tablet applications while on the go, when I am not on big machines.
Therefore, through this post, I would like to introduce you to a few Android apps, which are adding value to my professional work with great mobility experiences. Yes, I have mentioned Android OS here because of its worldwide spread and acceptability among the huge mobile user audience.
Note that the Android apps mentioned here are helping me in supplementary work instead of intensive core coding work. For instance, using analytics during commuting, light code editors to do some on the fly modifications, and tools to enable mobile coding.
Web developers always strive for traffic and other analysis using standard Google Analytics on their website. They frequently need to check GA or other analytics integrations with their websites and web applications.
Now, we have mobile internet available to access our GA account, but it is hardly a practical idea. Therefore, mobile apps specifically built for the same purpose can do the best in this regard, and we recommend Analytics app on the Android mobile devices.
It provides almost all required details of your GA account of the website and in a real-time manner. Its hourly views and crystal clear visualizations are praiseworthy.
We know built-in keyboard in Android devices are not coder-friendly and web programmers are always going after desktop or laptop-like keyboards. Moreover, apps for keyboards in the app marketplaces are hardly meeting the needs of coders.
It is Hackers Keyboard app available for Android devices, which is providing full five rows and giving desktop-like experiences for anyone who uses it. Multiple layouts and language options are also bonuses.
Web developers prefer to view source code and make temporary changes to reach the final code. For instance, in the Chrome browser on a desktop computer, they hit “Inspect” option frequently to examine HTML, CSS, JS, XML, and other sources in a real-time manner.
Therefore, developers are always in search of a mobile app that enables them to view source code while on the go! Fortunately, VT view source is an excellent choice for Android users.
Among the many attractive features of VT View Source app are, support for different syntax, highlighting themes, line numbers, adjustable colors, text wrap, active link in the source, and multiple modes for views are distinguished.
Moreover, just like on a desktop, developers can open and view the source code of a web page in native mobile browsers.
During web development, developers need to face color selection challenges in different forms. Therefore, an Android app devoted to colors may prove highly useful in mobile contexts of working and designing. And Color Picker Android app is our best bet.
It offers different color models for developers such as RGB, HSV, HSL, YUV, and others. It also provides palette and slider on the interface models to adjust colors. Moreover, you can obtain color code in decimal and HEX formats.
5. [Fontest](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details id=no.allegiance.fonttest)
Just like colors, typography is another aspect to beautify your app and Fontest is indeed a useful fork for developers using Android devices. It perfectly gives the idea on how your favorite fonts are rendering on Android devices. It offers six high-quality fonts free with download.
It provides support for adding your own TTF and OTF fonts. Moreover, it lets you resize fonts smoothly and customize text display for further enhancements.
If you are going after quick and clean code editor on Android devices, 920 Text Editor may prove a wise choice for you to view and edit your source code of websites anywhere.
Moreover, it has multiple file tabs and support for web syntaxes for the latest web programming technologies and dynamic scripting languages. It has color coding configuration and automatically detects open file encoding with a lot of encoding support.
If you think a web server cannot run on tiny mobile devices, you may be proven wrong with kWS — an Android Web Server app. It is based on Linux OS, lightweight, and performs very fast to meet most of your web server needs while you are working on the go.
It can host most file types and allows you to test your websites or web applications on the fly.
We all know that almost half of the web is powered by WordPress, so accessing WordPress backend and Dashboard of WordPress websites through Android applications on a mobile device may bring true mobility in its real sense.
This app enables Android devices of web developers to accomplish all WordPress backend related tasks and gives access to all WordPress features and functionalities with a greater convenience.
Thus, you can create a new post, edit existing posts, manage comments, plugins, and run the analysis with an ease while on the go.
Just like WordPress, Joomla is another famous CMS and web developers also have to deal with Joomla backend and Joomla website or web application management tasks frequently. Therefore, Joooid is one your best bets when you use Android mobile devices to manage affairs of your Joomla powered websites.
You can edit content, posts, web pages, comments, notifications, and myriads of Joomla related tasks by accessing Joomla sites.
This app is similar in pattern with the WordPress and Joomla Android apps. Therefore, you can upload multimedia content on Drupal powered web entity for any scale of the user including personal, professional, or big organizations.
All web hosting services are not equipped with the latest cPanel or other similar features and functionality to upload and manage multimedia content, code documents, and various files and folders to fulfill the daily needs of webmasters and web developers.
Therefore, content upload and other file transfer tasks need the support of various web protocols including FTP, SFTP, SCP, FTPS, and so on. In due course, Android platform has an excellent app available for Android fans among the developer and webmaster community, and it is AndFTP app.
It allows you to setup different FTP servers and comes with FTP file browser with easy to use and user-friendly interface. Thus, you can see the files on Android devices as local storage and on the remote server on the web simultaneously.
Moreover, it allows you to rename, delete, copy, paste, and setup permissions just like a typical FTP client.
In this post, we have listed many highly useful Android applications for web developers and webmasters to use with all mobility advantages. These Android applications enable web developers to accomplish several critical tasks while on the go.
Tarang Vyash is a head of mobile development team at Perception System, the leading Android App Development Company. He has been in the industry for 15 years .