AIDE is an integrated development environments that lets you develop Android apps... from an Android app. Now the piece of software has reached version 2.5 and is taking things a step further. Instead of merely letting you code, it's prepared to teach you how. The latest version provides interactive lessons with step-by-step instructions, so you can learn how to program in Java and develop for Android at your own pace.

A couple introductory lessons are free, but the rest require an AIDE Prime subscription that comes in the form of a recurring in-app purchase. You can pay $4.99 a month or save yourself 50% by coughing up $29.90 annually instead.


There's a premium key in the Play Store for $9.99, but it doesn't provide you with any of the paid lessons. You get the following features instead.

What comes with the AIDE Premium Key:

  • Saving files in pure Java projects
  • Saving files in larger Android projects (5+ Java files)
  • Direct run without user prompt on rooted devices
  • Git push/commit
  • APK publishing
  • Offline SDK Help
  • Some customization options

Source: Google+

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  • Marcell Lévai

    AIDE got even more awesome :) I grabbed this one a long time ago.

    • Cherokee4life

      I know.. time to reinstall!

  • GraveUypo

    that's cool. might look into it.
    having some trouble with pacing on the tutorials i've found. they all seem to drag on when it doesn't matter and underexplain ("trust me, this does that, no need to learn why") stuff i WANT to understand.

    ps: oh. montly subscriptions... nevermind.

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  • Umberto Sonnino

    Great feature! But a little expensive for what the web offers for free!

    • hkratz

      Can you point out where to find free self-paced interactive Java courses on the web?

  • VoiceofSky

    hmm thinking about doing this ,interactive courses is what i like ,but very hard to find,of course unless someone can point me in the right direction to something of similarity but for free on the web?..

    thanks for the heads up AP :)

  • firesoul453