Last year we looked at the best code editors for the iPad. At the time, there weren’t many competitors on Android.
That’s changed, and there are now at least two that are particularly well suited for programming on the go.
Touchqode comes with its own optional keyboard that makes it quicker to add characters commonly used in programming (see the screenshot above). It’s a nice idea, but it hides all other characters, which was a pain when logging into my FTP server. I think switching back and forth between the custom code keyboard and other keyboards would get old after a while, but if you need code editing on an Android device, it may well be worth it.
Android Web Editor
Android Web Editor takes a different approach: instead of a specialized keyboard, it floats commons symbols on the screen so you can just touch them when you need them (you can see it at the bottom of the screenshot above).