Creating android app without android studio ?

I have few app ideas I wanted to create, so I thought I give flutter a try. Downloaded it and as recommended with android-studio… It was horrible bloated and very very slow I could NOT develop with it.

So I started searching for command line based tutorials, but from what I saw in comments was that Google has blocked the method and is no longer supported.

Therefore I am asking is there any other ways to develop android apps, and what do you recommend ? Is there a command line method still alive, qt creator, godot, eclipse ?

Dessalines
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I looked into this a few months ago, and it seemed more of a hassle than its worth. At least with jetpack-compose.

shilangyu (lemmur)
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I can confirm that’s the case. I used to work with a manual android sdk setup but it’s just annoying to setup/maintain. Just install android studio, complete the setup and forget about it

@illgetanewone
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if you want something light maybe give gioui.org a try?

you will need the android sdk, but no need to use android-studio

@otso
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godot is not really useable from command line, but if yoi’re looking to make a game it works pretty well and exports to android easily. it’s not lightweight, but it tends to be in package managers so that’s a plus

@Milo
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I did not necessarily mean command line, more light weight IDE is fine too. However godot is not a great option UI wise and probably battery usage is high for every day app.

@otso
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that’s probably true.

You can build flutter from the command line. Try flutter -h for the beginning. I can recommend VS Code as IDE.

Tanka
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I would recommend vs codium. it is practically the same thing as vs code but open source and without the telemetry nonsense.

@Milo
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Are you able to build with flutter without studio for android? I read “Flutter relies on a full installation of Android Studio to supply its Android platform dependencies”

@peppermint
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I have had no issues developing flutter apps through command line.

@Milo
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Are you sure that you do not need android-studio installed for android builds ? I tried using flutter but it complains about android-studio, google chrome etc bloatware…

Display
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you don’t need android studio, you just need the android sdk installed, I have used flutter without android studio without issues (though setting up the android sdk manually can be annoying)

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