15 Useful Free Android Apps for Web Developers

We are not suggesting for a moment, with this post, that your Android mobile device would be a good alternative as a development platform to your desktop or laptop. All it shows with the current apps available, that it could be and the potential for more is certainly there. Maybe not so much with a mobile, but if you have one of the many iPad-a-like Android tablets that are currently available it certainly could be a reality.

The apps that you will find below have not been designed to be an alternative mobile solution to typical development desktop software, but are, in there own right, really handy apps to have when you are out and about and on the move. You just never know when you will be struck with a dev idea or are suddenly struck with a code solution, and these apps have enough functionality to write and test and your inspired code ideas.

Firefox 4 Beta Mobile

Firefox Mobile
Firefox 4 Beta is currently available for most Android 2.0+ devices (sadly not for my Hero!). The browser itself is fantastic and feature-rich, but accompanied by some of its currently available developer extensions (yes, it does support mobile specific addons) it truly is an essential requirement for any developer.
Firefox 4 Beta Mobile Downloads & Info →Developer Extensions Downloads & Info →

touchqode Code Editor

With touchqode you can view and edit source code that comes with syntax highlighting, autocomplete and other features found on a regular desktop IDE. It currently support Java, HTML, JavaScript, Python, C++, C# and Ruby.
touchqode Downloads & Info →

HTMLeditor

HTMLeditor
HTMLeditor is a super-simple HTML,ASP,JS and CSS editor for quick coding when you are on the move.
HTMLeditor Downloads & Info →

Eval your Javascript Code

Eval your Javascript Code
Eval your Javascript Code is a simple tool for test-running Javascript snippets directly on your Android.
Eval your Javascript Code Downloads & Info →

Phoenix Mysql Client

Phoenix Mysql Client
Phoenix Mysql Client allows you to connect to a Mysql server, and perform SQL quires, insert, delete, select,… and list the tables,views and sprocs.

AndFTP

AndFTP
AndFTP is an FTP, SFTP, SCP, FTPS client that allows you to manage several servers. It comes with both a device file browser and an FTP file browser. It offers download and upload features with resume support. You can rename, delete, copy, set permissions and create folders.

Android Codepad

Android Codepad
Android Codepad is a simple source code viewer that supports all C-like, Bash-like, and XML-like languages and automatically syntax highlights depending on the file.

View Web Source

View Web Source
With this app you can view the source of any website. You will also be able to select text, search for text, copy and paste the HTML and also share the snippet with your friends and colleagues.

PhoneGap Developer

PhoneGap Developer
This app is a useful resource for PhoneGap developers, it includes docs, guides, API reference and a handy tool for testing your application.

Design Snack Mobile

Design Snack Mobile
Design Snack Mobile is a featured-rich, interactive and socially-powered inspirational web design gallery.

HTML Test

HTML Test
This free app puts your HTML skills to the test. This interactive testing approach is used in dynamic real-world environments to test and train professional Web Developers.

Magic Color Picker

Magic Color Picker
Magic Color Picker is a color selection tool for designers, artists and programmers for selecting colors using different color models. It supports 7 different modes and RGB, HSV, HSL and YUV color models.

devcheats

devcheats
This free app is a must for every developer by offering a concise collection of cheatsheets, including: PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails, jQuery, CSS, SEO, Apache, Regular Expressions, SVN, C++, Drupal, HTML5, Javascript, Mysql, WordPress and much more.

W3C Cheatsheet

W3C Cheatsheet
The W3C Cheatsheet provides quick access to useful information from specifications (incl HTML5) published by W3C, the leading international Web standards community.

CSS Reference

CSS Reference
This CSS reference & cheatsheet includes syntax, examples and limitations for CSS1 and CSS2 properties.

Individual Cheatsheets for Android

If the W3C Cheatsheet & the devcheats apps from above are a little bit more than you need, perhaps the individual developer cheatsheets from below are more to your requirements:

  • Zend Cheatsheet →
  • Joomla Cheatsheet →
  • CakePHP Cheatsheet →
  • Oracle CheatSheet →
  • SQL Cheatsheet →
  • Apache Cheatsheet →
  • WordPress Plugins Guide →

…and finally… Funny Developer Comments

Funny Developer Comments
Funny Developer Comments is a tiny app that displays all of those funny comments that developers have left behind in the code for others to discover and enjoy later.
Funny Developer Comments →

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Paul is the founder and editor of Speckyboy Design Magazine. He has many years experience within the web design industry and a passion for the latest web technologies and design trends. He lives in the small town of Inverness in the north of Scotland. Follow him on Twitter.

Comments

  • cjtagupa

    Nice Article! Love all the cheat sheets, very useful.

  • If you are a web designer then this list of app will surely help you:

    Adobe Photoshop Express
    Skitch
    iFont
    HTML5 Guru
    920 Text Editor
    These android apps is quite helpful for the web designers.