If you are looking for the best tool to quickly turn your design to an Android application then you are at the right place. DhiWise Android app builder offers an out-of-the-box solution that not only enables you to convert design in Figma to Android code but also ensures the delivery of high-quality apps in minimum time.
And the best part is that you don’t need to worry about the scalability issue as it gives you full control over your source code, allowing you to customize your application according to app requirements.
So let’s start exploring more about the Figma to Android code conversion with DhiWise. But before that let's have a brief introduction to Figma, and the different ways it offers to convert Figma design to Android code.
Figma is the vector graphics editor, prototyping, and code generation tool which is primarily web-based but provides offline features for desktop apps on macOS, and Windows. Also, the users can interact with it using the Figma mobile app for Android and iOS.
Figma offers different plugins for Figma to Android code generation. You can either use any of those to convert Figma design to Android code. However, if you are looking for something more than just Figma to code, DhiWise is the best platform to start building your application efficiently.
With DhiWise you can have full control over the generated code. Moreover, if you want to start backend app development you don’t need to go anywhere, start developing the backend app with DhiWise using Node.js technology.
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To create an Android application navigate to the platform “Dashboard”, select technology as “mobile”, click “New application”, then select “Create a new app”.
In the “Create a new app” window you need to add the Application Name, Technology as Android, Design platform as Figma, Figma account details, and the Figma URL.
Note: For now, DhiWise only supports Figma designs. For the designs in Adobe XD, and Sketch, you need to put a request to migrate them, and DhiWise shall be handling the same within 24 to 48 hours.
After entering the required information click “Create a new app”. Then the new pop-up window will appear where you can select the app screens/pages from the Figma design you have selected.
Select app screen/screens
Here, you need to select the screens you want to import. After selecting the screens click “Submit”. Now, the platform will start fetching design data from Figma as shown in the snippet below.
Fetch design data from Figma
Developers can either opt to “Wait and setup config” or proceed directly to the “Screen list”. Nonetheless, it's also possible to perform the configuration setup from the “Setting screen”.
Choosing the “Wait and set up config” option will take you back to the “Fetch design data screen”, click “Next” to set the configuration.
DhiWise Android Builder allows you to select the UI code (If you only want XML UI files with responsive design) or Complete code with MVVM Architecture, responsive UI, Activity, ViewModel, and other integrations when you build the app.
In addition, the app builder offers seamless integration with GitHub and GitLab and includes extensions for popular IDEs such as Android Studio and IntelliJ. This streamlines the process of code sharing, collaboration, and management, all from a single location.
Looks versatile, right?
Well, let’s move to the screen list from here.
Auto-identified UI components
As shown above, DhiWise Android Builder has the capability to automatically identify UI components, auto-setup actions, and validations.
Once the components are identified you can proceed to set the splash screen and screen next to the splash screen as shown below.
Setup splash screen
Setup screen next to splash screen
In the snippet below you can see all the selected screens. To start customizing them, just select the screen and click “Configure.” Moreover, you can search for the desired screen, edit the screen name, view and edit activity, and more.
DhiWise Android Builder allows you to customize UI through its visual builder, you can change view set actions, integrate API, and more.
Customize screen UI- Change view and setup actions
The UI builder also provides a conditional workflow builder so you can ensure one screen leads to the specific window, login screen, or anything else.
Setup conditional workflow
Product flavors allow developers to build and package multiple variants of the same app from a single codebase, with each variant tailored to meet specific requirements.
Configure product flavors feature in DhiWise Android builder provides you with the simplest way to create different versions of the same app with different features, configurations, and functionality.
Configure product flavors
With the Integrate API functionality, you can set up a connection with the server and add, view, edit, and delete APIs.
For adding a new API you can either upload a Postman file from the existing Postman collection or create and add API manually with DhiWise API runner.
The one more thing DhiWise simplifies is adding constants to your code. It allows you to create and manage multiple constant files in the app.
The Firestore integration in Android Builder enables you to connect your app to a more organized Firebase database to let it connect with unstructured and unsequenced data sets with ease.
In the snippet below you can see the two options for selecting schema data.
With the first option, you can access already created tables in the Firestore. For that you need to upload your JSON key file from your Firebase service account to connect with DhiWise, so you will have instant access to your database on DhiWise. The second option is useful if you don’t have available schemas in Firestore and want to create a new one.
Cloud Firestore integration
After completing your UI customization tasks, which may involve adding actions, setting up APIs, and other necessary adjustments, you can proceed to generate the app code.
Using this platform, you have the option of generating code for individual screens or multiple screens or generating app code directly with the “Build app” option.
Once you click “Build app” you will be asked to select the build type as shown below. Here, let’s select the Only UI Code as desired build type to proceed and build the app.
Select build type
In the following snippet, you can see how DhiWise Android builder starts building your app.
Building an Android app
The platform generates clean code with reusable code components. As your final code is generated you can download the entire source code from the platform or sync it with your GitHub or GitLab Repository.
Sync or download the code
Besides code generation, the platform supports project synchronization with Android Studio and IntelliJ IDE. To sync your built project in IDE install the plugin in your IDE and then copy-paste the application token into the plugin.
Sync with code in IDE or Sync with GitHub and GitLab
DhiWise is a modern app development platform for developers supporting multiple technologies including React, Flutter, Android (Kotlin), iOS (Swift), and Node.js. The platform aims to speed up the process of app development with automation while having full flexibility for code customization.
It takes care of every development need by providing the necessary features to build a successful application in a minimum time. Here is the list of top DhiWise features that help developers to build quality apps in minutes.
DhiWise Figma to Code plugin enables developers to convert their Figma design to Android (Kotlin), iOS (Swift), Flutter, and React code.
The generated code will be sent to your inbox in a few minutes that can be downloaded and used anywhere.
Congratulations! You are now well-equipped with the knowledge to effortlessly transform your brilliant Figma design into seamless Android code using DhiWise's user-friendly step-by-step guide. We hope this insightful resource proves to be a valuable asset for your app development endeavors.
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