This article discusses the third-party applications that are required when you install Cross Platform Mobile Development toolsfrom Visual Studio 2015. If you installed Cross Platform Mobile Development features, you must use additional third-party software to work with those projects. For the dependencies between Visual Studio tools and third-party applications, see the "More Information" section.
|Android NDK||Develop native dynamic shared libraries, static libraries, and native-activity applications for the Android platform.||Yes||No||Yes|
|Android SDK||Build and create packages for the Android platform.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Apache Ant||Create deployment packages for different platforms.||No||Yes||Yes|
|Git CLI||Download and use custom plug-ins.||No||Yes||No|
|Joyent Node.js||Download and manage dependent packages.||No||Yes||No|
|Oracle Java Development Kit||Perform the build steps for Android.||No||Yes||No|
|Websocket4Net||Enable debugging on Windows 7 computers.||No||Yes||No|