Nowadays, energy efficiency is recognized as a core quality attribute of applications (apps) running on Android-powered devices constrained by their battery. Indeed, energy hogging apps are a liability to both the end-user and software developer. Yet, there are very few tools available to help developers increase the quality of their native code by ridding it of energy-related bugs. Android Studio is the official IDE for millions of developers worldwide and there’s no better place to enforce green coding rules in everyday projects. Indeed, Android Studio provides a code scanning tool called Android lint that can be extended with lacking green checks in order to foster the design of more eco-responsible apps.
O: Xiao ChenMonash University, O: Guozhu MengInstitute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jacques KleinUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Sam MalekUniversity of California at Irvine, USA