Android Studio vs Appcelerator: What are the differences?
Developers describe Android Studio as "Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA". Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready. On the other hand, Appcelerator is detailed as "Build network-connected mobile applications across native platforms and the web". Appcelerator is the first mobile platform to combine the flexibility of open source development technologies with the power of cloud services.
Android Studio can be classified as a tool in the "Integrated Development Environment" category, while Appcelerator is grouped under "Mobile Backend".
Some of the features offered by Android Studio are:
- Flexible Gradle-based build system.
- Build variants and multiple APK generation.
- Expanded template support for Google Services and various device types.
On the other hand, Appcelerator provides the following key features:
- Library of over 20 pre-built common services that are both proven and robust, to reduce integration time and risk, services such as push notification, status updates, photo storage, and social integration, or create your own custom cloud services.
- Client-side APIs for any development platform (e.g. Titanium, iOS SDK, Android SDK)
- Extensibility enabling you to build your own custom cloud application development services in Node.js on the Appcelerator cloud for all your mobile apps.
"Android studio is a great tool, getting better and bet " is the primary reason why developers consider Android Studio over the competitors, whereas "Easy to learn" was stated as the key factor in picking Appcelerator.
According to the StackShare community, Android Studio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 928 company stacks & 692 developers stacks; compared to Appcelerator, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.