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You can now develop for Arduino directly from Android using the ArduinoDroid app, released on Friday onto the Google Play store. The app allows you to develop, compile and upload¹ sketches to your Arduino board directly from your Android phone or tablet. The app is free to download, but displays ads. The ads can be removed with a $2.99 in-app purchase.

¹Sketch upload is only supported for the Arduino Uno and other FTDI based boards. Android devices with USB-host support are required.

Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan is a scientist, author, hacker, tinkerer and co-founder of a startup working on fixing the Internet of Things. He spends much of his time probing current trends in an attempt to determine which technologies are going to define our future.



  1. Jeff Carter says:

    The ads can be removed with adblocker.

    1. grvrulz says:

      Don’t forget that the developer has to earn in order to put food in his mouth, and $3 is not a big amount to pay for a decent piece of work.

      1. Jasper says:

        People are willing to pay hundreds of dollars for a tablet / phone, but are too cheap to pay 3 bucks for an app.

  2. Thalin says:

    Cool! I tried it and it works!

    1. Thalin says:

      I was not talking about removing the ads. I tried the software.

  3. ThreeBean says:

    What’s even Cooler is if you give the developer 3 bucks and remove them the honest way. I mean it’s 3 lousy dollars!

  4. Trey says:

    $3 of which he keeps $2.10. Pay for it, people!

  5. Jeff Carter says:

    I paid my 3 bucks!

  6. Denver says:

    Some people cant afford it don’t quilt people into to it :\

    1. kellyschrock says:

      Someone who can afford the phone and an Arduino to program can probably swing the $3. At the very least, they have a wealthy relative to help them out.

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