"This week, developers gained access to some notable
Android-focused tools. The tools are arriving as Android continues
to proliferate on smartphones and other devices, giving rise to a
robust app ecosystem that now rivals Apple's. A group of tech
industry titans has produced an open source benchmark for
performance testing Android systems, and with the release of AIDE,
developers can now produce Android applications and tools directly
on Android devices.
"You can find much more information on AIDE in this online
interview, where its developers note:
"'We want AIDE to become the foremost way to develop Android
Apps in the future...Android places severe restrictions on memory
usage for Apps. Still it is possible to build a project containing
over 100,000 source lines like AIDE itself within AIDE on a Samsung
Galaxy S2 smartphone.'"