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ArduinoDroid – Arduino IDE for Android

by shedboy71

This was an app that interested me as it actually gives you the Arduino IDE on your Android device, so obviously a tablet is way better than a phone. One slight problem as the developer explains is that the app requires over 200mB, as its obviously a fairly large IDE but unfortunately due to Androids security policies you cant put this on the SD card, so make sure you have plenty of non external storage space on your device.

ArduinoDroid IDE screenshot

ArduinoDroid IDE screenshot

There are 2 versions, a free one and a paid one. the free one offers the following functionality

open/edit arduino sketches
example sketches and libraries included
compile sketches (no root required)
upload sketches (Arduino Uno/Uno_r3, Duemilanove, Nano, Mega 2560, Leonardo, Micro/Pro Micro, Pro, Pro Mini boards are supported, android devices with USB-host support required)
works offline (no internet connection required)

Thats enough to get you going and covers most tasks, you can check out the paid features and decide whether you wish to purchase the paid version.

I liked it, I was able to use the IDE as expected and was able to easily program an Arduino UNO and a Mega without any issues, th eperformance is obviously not as good as a PC but then we're talking about an Intel I7 PC that I use for development versus an Android device, that's the sort of trade-off you have to expect here but I was impressed with how usable it was and also although not extensively tested I experienced no crashes.


In-app purchases
Device & app history
  • read sensitive log data
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
  • read the contents of your USB storage
  • view network connections
  • full network access



ArduinoDroid – Arduino IDE google play link


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