Android devs using Visual Studio now have an open source option

January 7, 2016

Via: InfoWorld
Android developers who use Microsoft Visual Studio now have more choice. They can opt for Microsoft’s cross-platform toolset or use an Android development add-on recently released as open source.

Android++ was released as open source earlier this week under a highly liberal license that allows for commercial use. The major attraction of Android++ is that it’s geared toward developers writing Android applications mainly in C/C++ using the Android NDK.

Android++ is “intended to support applications where performance is paramount — like a game or simulation,” writes Android++ developer Justin Webb. “It also manages the debugging of those native applications via GDB, which is controllable within the Visual Studio IDE as if you were debugging a Windows application.”

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