Kivy – Python framework for Android and more

Came across this article on Kivy for Android on Hacker News. According to, Kivy is

an open source Python library for rapid development of applications that make use of innovative user interfaces, such as multi-touch apps.

The widgets look pretty and the samples seem to have sophisticated and rich interfaces. The graphics are in fact drawn by hardware-accelerated OpenGL commands. The widgets are written in C to improve performance. I went through some of the Docs and the learning curve seems to be surprisingly short. I’m yet to build a package for Android, it’d work without much fuss hopefully. Will keep you updated.

And the best thing is, it’s Python; not the ugly Java.

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