On another post there is a link on a nice tutorial on how to integrate PMD, lint, findbug and Checkstyle with gradle. This is great and works super nice with a CI. but... while programming you are not getting this advices... wouldn't be nice to have at least checkstyle with you during each compilation?

1) download this plugin https://github.com/jshiell/checkstyle-idea

2) This plugin only works with IntellJ/Android studio on JDK of 64 bits so we must change some settings.

2.1) Check /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/CurrentJDK/Home/bin/javac -version is the 1.8 version if not... well download it from oracle :)

2.2) modify the Info.plist in /Applications/Android Studio.app/Contents/Info.plist and search for the key JVMVersion
and change the value to 1.8.*.

3) Install the plugin using the option Install plugin from disk

4) Go to settings -> others -> checkstyle add your styles or use the default one.

5) Add the checkstyle tab: View -> Tools windows -> Checkstyle