The Best Web Development Apps for Android Smartphones
Developing websites for mobile devices these days is quite important as most of the people are browsing on the go through their smartphones and tablets. Android is the most popular smartphone operating system as you well know. Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry are the recognizable ones, and you need to develop a website to be compatible with at least iOS and Android. Here in this article, let me introduce you to six web development apps that you can have on your Android phone.
AndFTP is an Android FTP client. It not only supports File Transfer Protocol (FTP), but also SFTP, SCP, FTPS, etc. The app can be used to set up many FTP servers. Through this app, you can view the files on your phone as well as at the remote server. The client is quite similar to a desktop FTP application like FileZilla or CuteFTP. It can rename files, delete them, set access permissions, etc.
Did you know you can run a web server from within your Android phone? Yes you can. kWS – Android Web Server is an app that enables you to do this. With this web server running, you can load websites through the Wi-Fi network of your Android phone, and you can find them to be loading much faster.
This app supports HTTP-1.0 and can support several different types of files. Although it may not be enough for large projects, it is perfect for testing a small website. Here’s a screenshot.
As you well know WordPress is the most popular blogging content management system (CMS) out there, it is available on Android phones as well. It works just like your desktop version, allowing you to create posts and pages, moderate comments, and manage stats.
You may probably know well that the viewing web source button is not common to Android browsers. It is not easy hence to view the source code of a website through your phone. Here is a solution to that. View Web Source app is available from the Play store, and it can easily show you the source code of any web page.
Drupal and Joomla are two of the most popular website content management systems out there. They are open source and hence completely free. Two separate apps are available for Android, known as Drupal Editor and Joomla Editor in order to work with Drupal and Joomla. These apps are as powerful as the CMSes themselves. When using the editors, make sure that you are running the current version as some older versions may not be compatible with the current version of Joomla and Drupal.
When developing for Android smartphones, you really need great apps. These apps are some of the most popular and feature-rich. A web developer can no longer discount the mobile devices and tablets. Developing mobile websites from within a mobile device has become easier than ever now.