Through this tutorial, you will learn how to install the c4droid application on your android device and run C/C++ programs in very easy steps.
C4droid is a popular app for Android devices that enables you to write and run C and C++ programs on android devices.
It provides an integrated development environment (IDE) for coding, compiling, and executing C and C++ programs. Under the hood, C4droid uses several technologies and tools to provide its functionality.
At its core, C4droid uses a modified version of the GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) toolchain, a popular open-source compiler suite that supports a wide range of programming languages including C and C++. The GCC toolchain consists of several components, including a preprocessor, a compiler, and a linker, that work together to translate human-readable source code into executable machine code.
Download the C4Droid App
The C4droid is a paid application at around $2.99 USD.
You can check the in Playstore as:
Once purchased, install the app on your device and a lauch.
Once satisfied with your code. Click Save, Compile, and Run from the bottom bar.
Run C/C++ Using CxCompile
Another tool we can use to run C/C++ programs on Android is CxStudio
CxStudio is an integrated development environment(IDE) for developing C/C++ programs on your device.
It comes with a C/C++ compiler(clang) preinstalled as well as make and cmake.
- Auto backup if you leave the app without saving.
- Undo and Redo.
- Support for characters not normally present in the virtual keyboard like tabs and arrows.
- Preinstalled with clang, make, cmake, bash etc
- Access the shell and commands that ship with android.
- Support for tab and arrows even if the virtual keyboard lacks them.
- Access your files without leaving the app.
- Copy, Paste and Delete.
It works a full featured IDE for Android and other platforms. You can download and install it on your Android device using the link below:
Edit the source code:
Compile your code using the Play icon from the top and check the console for the output.
You can browse files in your system using the built-in File Manager.
You can also execute commands from the terminal.
This tutorial showed two main ways you can use to create and execute C/C++ Programs from your Android device.