Android Development: Overview

Use our Android Factory to instantly start working on a sample Android app:


Codenvy initially introduced Android development at Google I/O in 2013 as a demo project which was later pushed into production. It is possible to create Android applications, build them with Maven and run, using Manymo Android emulator. Codenvy provides a template of a simple Android application that can be tested in manymo.com which is a web-based Android emulator that is used to test your applications right from Codenvy. Below is a guide on how to create, build and run an Android application in Codenvy.

Compatibility: Android Versions

It is possible to develop Android apps for any version supported by a chosen emulator at Manymo. Thus, some emulators, 240×320 (120dpi) for example, support early Android versions, starting with Eclair 2.1. However, Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean are the most popular up-to-date versions. Below are supported Android versions listed on Manymo:

  • 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 4.03 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 2.2 Froyo
  • 2.1 Eclair

Compatibility: Screen Resolution

Screen resolution options include:

1280x800 (160dpi)
800x1280 (213dpi)
1024x600 (160dpi)
720x1280 (320dpi)
540x960 (240dpi)
600x800 (240dpi)
480x854 (240dpi)
480x800 (240dpi)
480x640 (240dpi)
320x480 (160dpi)
240x432 (120dpi)
240x400 (120dpi)