# Integrate Devtool to Android


Android Devtools for Apache Weex is a third party plugin, and is not developed nor maintained by Apache Weex.

Android Devtools for Apache Weex implements Chrome Debugging Protocol inspired by Stetho. It is designed to help you quickly inspect your app and debug your JS bundle source in a Chrome web page. To make it work, at first you must integrate it to your App. This page will help you integrate devtool to your Android App.

# Version compatibility

weex sdkweex inspector

# Integrate to Android

# Installing Dependencies

Android Devtools for Apache Weex depends on weex_inspector. I strongly recommend you use the latest version since both Weex SDK and devtools are developed iteratively and rapidly.

  • From Gradle
 dependencies {
    compile 'com.taobao.android:weex_inspector:0.18.10'
  • From Maven
  • From source code

    you need to copy the dir of inspector to the same dir of your app and add include ":inspector"in your project's settings.gradle file just like playground have done, then add dependency in your app's build.gralde.

    dependencies {
      compile project(':inspector')
  • need include okhttp 2.3.0

 dependencies {
    compile 'com.squareup.okhttp:okhttp:2.3.0'
    compile 'com.squareup.okhttp:okhttp-ws:2.3.0'

# Adding Debug mode switch

The easiest way is reuse the code of playground. On the other hand QR code is not necessary, if you review the source code you can draw a conclusion that QR CODE is just a way to set devtools server address. There are two examples of how to open debug modes in the Playground App:

  • Demo 1: Set the debug mode via XXXApplication
public class MyApplication extends Application {
  public void onCreate() {
  initDebugEnvironment(true, "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx"/*"DEBUG_SERVER_HOST"*/);

private void initDebugEnvironment(boolean enable, String host) {
  WXEnvironment.sRemoteDebugMode = enable;
  WXEnvironment.sRemoteDebugProxyUrl = "ws://" + host + ":8088/debugProxy/native";
  • Demo 2: Set the debug mode by scan QR code
if (WXEnvironment.isApkDebugable()) {
  String devToolUrl = uri.getQueryParameter("_wx_devtool");
  if (!TextUtils.isEmpty(devToolUrl)) {
    WXEnvironment.sRemoteDebugProxyUrl = devToolUrl;
    WXEnvironment.sDebugServerConnectable = true;
    WXSDKEngine.reload(XXXXX.getApplication(), false);
  • Note:Auto refresh page via ACTION_DEBUG_INSTANCE_REFRESH broadcast

ACTION_DEBUG_INSTANCE_REFRESH can be broadcast messages when the debug mode is switched or Chrome page refresh. You can use this mechanism to inform the current page to refresh in time.

public class RefreshBroadcastReceiver extends BroadcastReceiver {
    public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent) {
      if (IWXDebugProxy.ACTION_INSTANCE_RELOAD.equals(intent.getAction()) ||
              IWXDebugProxy.ACTION_DEBUG_INSTANCE_REFRESH.equals(intent.getAction())) {
        Log.v(TAG, "connect to debug server success");
        if (mUri != null) {
          if (TextUtils.equals(mUri.getScheme(), "http") || TextUtils.equals(mUri.getScheme(), "https")) {
            String weexTpl = mUri.getQueryParameter(Constants.WEEX_TPL_KEY);
            String url = TextUtils.isEmpty(weexTpl) ? mUri.toString() : weexTpl;
          } else {

# Known Issues

You can report issues and bugs here. We will reply as soon as possible.

Last Updated: 8/15/2022
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