- Cloud Services
- Dependency Injection
- Game Development
- Crash monitoring
- Debugging tools
- Chat and Messaging
- Custom Dialog
- Version Checking
- Date & Time
- Development Alternatives
- Other Awesome Lists
- AChartEngine - Charting Engine.
- EazeGraph - Chart and graph library.
- WilliamChart - Chart library with good motion capabilities.
- HelloCharts - Chart and graph library with support for scaling, scrolling and animations.
- MPAndroidChart - An Android chart and graph library supporting scaling and dragging by gesture.
- CloudRail - Unified API Library for: Cloud Storage, Social Profiles, Payment, Email, SMS & POIs.
- Anvil - A small library to create reactive UI components, inspired by React. Provides data binding and event listener binding, fits well for MVVM.
- RoboBinding - A data-binding Presentation Model (MVVM) framework for the Android platform.
- Data Binding Library - Official Android Data Binding Library to write declarative layouts and minimize the glue code necessary to bind application logic and layouts.
- RoboGuice - Dependency injection framework for Android.
- Dagger - Dependency injection framework for Java and Android.
- Dagger 2 - A fast dependency injector for Android and Java.
- Butter Knife - View “injection” library for Android.
- ActivityStarter - Android Library that provide simpler way to start the Activities with multiple arguments.
- AndroidAnnotations - Java annotations with dependency injection at compile time.
- AndEngine - Free, Fun and Fast Android 2D OpenGL Game Engine.
- Libgdx - Cross-platform game engine and SDK. Open Source
- Vuforia - Augmented Reality library.
- Unity - Cross-platform game creation system.
- Rajawali - Android OpenGL ES 2.0/3.0 Engine
Pull to refresh - A swipe refresh layout is available in the v4 support library.
Cardslib - Android Library to build a UI Card.
AndroidStaggeredGrid - Grid view which supports multiple columns with rows of varying sizes.
AndroidQuery - Android-Query (AQuery) is a light-weight library for doing asynchronous tasks and manipulating UI elements in Android.
Flow - Library that helps with describing an app as a collection of moderately independent screens.
Crouton - Context sensitive notifications for Android
DragSortListView - Extension of the Android ListView that enables drag-and-drop reordering (No longer maintained).
MaterialProgressBar - Material design ProgressBar with consistent appearance.
AndroidFillableLoaders - Fillable progress view working with SVG paths. Nice option too for creating interesting app logos.
NexusDialog - Allows you to easily and quickly create forms in Android with little code.
Snap RecyclerView Utils - Populate Single or multiple Layout RecyclerView without creating an Adapter.
SwipeableCard - Implementation of swipe card like StreetView!!
ElasticProgressBar - Beautiful loading bar.
EntryScreenManager - Intro/Entry/Walkthrough/Starting Screens.
EasyIntro - The flexible, easy to use, all in one app intro library for your Android project.
Material-Calendar-View - Material Design Calendar compatible with API 8+
SectionedRecyclerViewAdapter - An Adapter that allows a RecyclerView to be split into Sections with headers and/or footers.
DragListView - Drag and drop to reorder items in a list, grid or board.
Animated Expanding ListView - Animated Expanding ListView provides a fancy animation on expanding or collapsing the content of a listview item.
TastyToast - Toasts with icons and color.
DotLoader - A customizable loading animation with Dots.
PodSlider - A customizable slider widget adhering to material design specs.
TapTargetView - An implementation of tap targets from the Material Design guidelines for feature discovery.
MaterialIntroScreen - Material Intro Screen implementation with easily extensible API.
FloatingView - FloatingView can make the target view floating above the anchor view with cool animation.
Timecon - Easy-to-use animated clock icon
Audiogram - Lightweight audiowave progressbar
Bubbles for Android - Facebook like chat bubble library
Litho (By Facebook) - A declarative framework for building efficient UIs on Android.
ActionBarSherlock - ActionBar for older Android versions.
FadingActionBar - Fading action bar effect that can be seen in the new Play Music app.
- SlidingMenu - Library to create applications with slide-in menus.
- SlidingTutorial - Simple library that helps to create awesome sliding android app tutorials.
- PagerSlidingTabStrip - An interactive indicator to navigate between the different pages of a ViewPager.
- Page View indicator - Support for horizontally scrolling ViewPager.
- MaterialDrawer - Simple take on a material design navigation drawer.
- Debug-Artist - Debug menu to enable leakcanary, scalpel and others easy.
- Floating-Navigation-View - A simple Floating Action Button that shows an anchored Navigation View.
- NineOldAndroids - Library for using the Honeycomb animation API on all versions of the platform back to 1.0.
- Rebound - Rebound is a Java library that models spring dynamics.
- Android View Animations - Cute view animation collection.
- Android-Transition - Allows the easy creation of view transitions that react to user inputs.
- Android-View-Actions - Makes creating complex animations for views easy.
- Swipper - Android library for swipeable gestures to control volume , brightness and seek .
- Crescento - Explore new style in material design by adding curve below image view.
- android-crop - Library project for cropping images.
- CircularImageView - Custom view for circular images while maintaining the best draw performance.
- Android-Image-Filter - Library project for applying image filters easily.
- Compressor - Compressor is a lightweight and powerful android image compression library.
- FloatingLabel - FloatingLabel Allows you to create a blow kind of EditText. Doesn’t have Gradle or Maven Support.
- MaterialEditText - Supporting Floating Labels, Single Line Ellipsis, Max/Min Characters, Helper Text and Error Text with Custom Colors.
- Emojicon - Adds emoticons to your app
- MaterialSearchBar - Material Design Search Bar for Android
- Picasso - A powerful image downloading and caching library for Android.
- Universal Image Loader - Asynchronous, out of the box loading and caching of images.
- Glide - An image loading and caching library for Android focused on smooth scrolling, Recommended by Google.
- Fresco - An Android library for managing images and the memory they use.
- Glide Bitmap Pool - Glide Bitmap Pool is a memory management library for reusing the bitmap memory.
- MediaPicker - Android Library that lets you to select multiple images, video or voice for Android
- ijkplayer - Android/iOS video player based on FFmpeg n3.2, with MediaCodec, VideoToolbox support.
- MagicalCamera - Simple way to take or select photos of your gallery, with other features for manage pictures.
Gson - Gson is a Java library used for serializing and deserializing Java objects from and into JSON.
Jackson JSON Processor - High-performance JSON processor.
Moshi - A modern JSON library for Android and Java.
Fabric Crashlytics - Easy crash reporting solution.
HockeyApp - Distribution, Crash Reports, Feedback and Analytics
Splunk MINT - Monitoring, Crash Reports, Real time data, Statistic.
Bugsnag - Cross platform error monitoring.
Catcho - No Force Close any more.
Apteligent - Cross platform crash reporting/analytics solution. Supports NDK log.
- Ion - Good networking library for android.
- OkHttp - An HTTP+SPDY client for Android and Java applications.
- Asynchronous Http Client - An Asynchronous HTTP Library.
- RoboSpice - Library that makes writing asynchronous network requests easy.
- IceNet - Fast, Simple and Easy Networking for Android
- Android Volley - Official Android HTTP library that makes networking for easier and faster.
- IceSoap - Easy, asynchronous, annotation-based SOAP for Android.
- node-android - Run Node.js on Android.
- HappyDns - A Dns library, user can use custom dns server, dnspod httpdns. Only support A record.
- RESTMock - HTTP Web server for mocking API responses in Android Instrumentation tests.
- Packetzoom - SDK for optimizing HTTP requests and free analytics service for networking.
- Fast-Android-Networking - A Complete Fast Android Networking Library that also support HTTP/2.
- logger - Simple, pretty and powerful logger for android
- timber - A logger with a small, extensible API which provides utility on top of Android’s normal Log class.
- LoggingInterceptor - An OkHttp interceptor which pretty logs request and response data.
- Bugfender - Upload your logs and check them online, specially made for mobile
- EzyLogger - Simple Lightweight logger
- android-remote-notifications - Pulls notifications from a remote JSON file and shows them in your app.
- Android HeartBeat Fixer - Way to set heartbeat interval and users receive PushNotifications from GCM.
- Cupboard - Access the sqlite easily via direct database access or through the ContentProvider framework.
- DbInspector - Provides a simple way to view the contents of the in-app database for debugging purposes.
- SQLite Asset Helper - manage database creation and version management using an application’s raw asset files.
- Realm - The alternative to SQLite and ORMs: Simple, modern and fast! Object oriented API and multi platform support.
- Realm Asset Helper - Copies a realm database from the apk assets folder. Efficiently handles versioning of read-only realm databases.
- RestorableSQLiteDatabase - A wrapper to replicate android’s SQLiteDatabase with restoring capability.
- requery - Compile time ORM and SQL query library for Java & Android.
- GreeDAO - Light & fast ORM solution.
- ORMLite - Lightweight ORM Java package for JDBC and Android.
- ActiveAndroid - Active record style ORM.
- Sugar ORM - Insanely easy way to work with Android Databases.
- DBFlow - Fast and powerful ORM with compile-time annotation processing.
- NexusData - Object graph and persistence framework for Android.
- SimpleNoSQL - A simple NoSQL client for Android. Meant as a document store using key/value pairs and some rudimentary querying. Useful for avoiding the hassle of SQL code.
- RxSimpleNoSQL - Reactive extensions for SimpleNoSQL. Manipulate entities using Observables.
- Retrofit - Retrofit turns your REST API into a Java interface.
- Spring for Android - Rest Template - A Rest Client for Android.
- Robotium - Test automation framework for black-box UI tests.
- Roboletric - Unit test framework to run tests inside the JVM on your workstation, not in the emulator.
- AssertJ Android - AssertJ assertions geared towards Android.
- Green Coffee - Run your Cucumber tests in your Android instrumentation tests.
- MobileAppTracking - Tracking your marketing campaigns across multiple ad networks.
- Mixpanel - Analytics platform to analyze the users.
- Countly - Open source mobile & web analytics, push notifications and crash reporting platform, based on Node.js, MongoDB and Linux.
- CleverTap - Analytics platform and user-engagement platform with 1 million free events
- Google-Directions-Android - Allows you to calculate the direction between two locations and display the route on a Google Map using the Google Directions API.
- Android Maps Extensions - Extending capabilities of Google Maps Android API v2, adding marker clustering among other things
- Clusterkraf - Clustering library for the Google Maps Android API v2
- MapScaleView - Scale bar for Google Maps Android API
- Conceal SharedPreferences - Secured Preferences using Facebook Secure Encryption called Conceal.
- EventBus - EventBus is a library that simplifies communication between different parts of your application.
- Otto - Event Bus for Android.
- Weak handler - Memory safer implementation of android.os.Handler.
- Byte Buddy - Runtime code generation library with support for Android.
- Secure Preference Manager - Secure Preference Manager for android. It uses various Encryption to protect your application’s Shared Preferences.
- LeakCanary - Catch memory leaks as they occur.
- Drekkar - An Android event bus for WebView and JS.
- Androl4b - A vm for assessing android applications.
- DroidMVP - Android library to help you incorporate MVP along with Passive View and Presentation Model patterns into your app.
- Gota - Simplifying Android Permissions.
- EasyDeviceInfo - Get device information in a super easy way.
- Linx - Show logcat inside the device for debug builds
- Scalpel - View the entire hierarchy in 3d in the phone.
- Stetho - Debug hierarchy and network from chrome.
- Android Debug Database - Android Debug Database is a powerful library for debugging databases and shared preferences in Android applications.
- SmartGattLib - Simplifies the work with Bluetooth SMART devices (a.k.a. Bluetooth Low Energy in Bluetooth 4.0).
Chat & Messaging
- Applozic Android Chat SDK - Android Chat and Messaging SDK for adding real time chat and in-app messaging into your android application.
- Qiscus SDK - Qiscus SDK is a lightweight and powerful android chat library. Qiscus SDK will allow you to easily integrating Qiscus engine with your apps to make cool chatting application.
- MediaRecorderDialog - Custom Dialog to record audio, store it and play it in your phone.
- HijriDatePicker - offers a hijri (Islamic Calendar) Date Picker designed on Google’s Material Design Principals For Pickers.
- AppUpdater - comprehensive and feature rich library, including support for checks at Amazon and FDroid.
- Gandalf - comprehensive features and a “companion” iOS solution.
- Siren - focused feature set that mimicks the popular iOS library of the same name. Supports Play and Amazon.
- Fit - version checking callback framework with no UI.
Date & Time
- ThreeTen Android Backport - An adaptation of the JSR-310 backport for Android.
- Joda-Time Android - Joda-Time library with Android specialization.
- True Time - Android NTP time library. Get the true current time impervious to device clock time changes.
- Android Support library - The Android Support Library package is a set of code libraries that provide backward-compatible versions of Android framework API.
- Google Play Services - Library to access Google services, such as account syncing, Google+ (sharing, single sign-on), Google Maps, Location APIs, Google Play Games, Cloud Messaging, Android Device Manager, and others.
- Tape - A lightning fast, transactional, file-based FIFO for Android and Java.
- Guava: Google Core Libraries for Java - Collections, caching, primitives support, concurrency libraries, common annotations, string processing, I/O, and so forth.
- Android Scripting - Allows to run scripting languages on Android.
- Android Priority Job Queue - Implementation of a Job Queue to easily schedule jobs (tasks) that run in the background, improving UX and application stability.
- RateMeMaybe - Asks the user if (s)he wants to open the Play Store to rate your application.
- Easy Rating Dialog - Lib provides a simple way to display an alert dialog for rating app.
- ZXing Android-Integration - Integration with Barcode Scanner via Intent.
- Gradle Retrolambda Plugin - Java 8 Lambdas on Android!
- RxJava- RxJava – Reactive Extensions for the JVM – a library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs using observable sequences for the Java VM.
- Caffeine - A collection of utility classes that help make Android development faster.
- AboutLibraries - Automatically generates an About this app section, with a list of used libraries.
- AudioPlayerView - A view that loads audio from an url and have basic playback tools.
- andle - command line tool help you sync dependencies, sdk or build tool version.
- Typography - An Android library that makes it easy to use custom fonts in views.
- Calligraphy - Custom fonts in Android an OK way.
- transai - command line tool help you manage localization string files.
- Android-Link-Preview - It makes a preview from an url, grabbing all the information such as title, relevant texts and images.
- Sensey - Detecting gestures in a snap.
- UserAwareVideoView - A customized video view that will automatically pause video is user is not looking at device screen!
- Vogella Tutorials - Very good tutorials by Lars Vogel.
- Android Design in Action Video series The video series by Android Design Team of Google.
- Android Design in Action slides- The application that gives you access to the slides of the video series.
- Android DevBytes Video Series - It is the technical counterpart of Android Design in Action series.
- Developing for Android - A series of articles from Googler Chet Hasae and others, answering most commonly asked question: “What are some of the important rules to keep in mind when developing Android applications?”.
- Android Hive Tutorials - Very good tutorials for beginners.
- Android Weekly - Newsletter with weekly information about android.
- Android Asset Studio - Generator for icons and other assets.
- Android Action Bar Style Generator.
- Device Art Generator - Wraps app screenshots in real device artwork.
- Android UI design resources - Gives you wide variety of design resources form a Google Developer Expert in UI/UX.
- Pencil Project - An open source prototyping software.
- Google Wear App - This is an open source Google Wear App that uses speech recognition to calculate a tip.
- How to Make Android Apps - Video tutorials by Derek Banas.
- android-blogs - List with blogs about Android.
- Future Studio - Extensive Android tutorials on Retrofit, Picasso, Glide & Gson.
- Android Tips & Tricks - Cheatsheet about tips and tricks for Android Development.
- Fragmented is the Android developer podcast where Donn Felker and Kaushik Gopal talk about building good software and becoming better Android developers.
- Android Developers Backstage is a podcast by and for Android developers. Hosted by developers from the Android engineering team, this show covers topics of interest to Android programmers, with in-depth discussions and interviews with engineers on the Android team at Google.
- Android Dialogs is a video based podcast, where they have bite-sized conversations with people from the Android community.
- Android Intelligence features in-depth interviews with interesting people from the Android world.
- The Context a podcast about Android Development with Hannes Dorfmann, Artem Zinnatullin and wonderful guests!
More lists of libraries
- The Android Arsenal - Large list of android libraries
- Square libraries - Multiple high quality libraries by square.
- Awesome Android @LibHunt - Your go-to Android Toolbox.
My personal recommendation is (for now) to use the android api to build a native app. Scala can help to build this native apps with cleaner code but it adds to many methods (Multidex required). Kotlin is a modern language with 100% interoperatibility with java projects without multidex. But there are also use cases where alternatives like cross-platform development can be useful.
- Xamarin - Framework to create native iOS, Android, Mac and Windows apps in C#.
- React Native - A framework for building native apps with React by Facebook.
- Ionic Framework - A framework to build hybrid apps with mobile-optimized HTML, CSS and JS with AngularJS.
- Reapp.io - Cordova based framework to build hybrid apps with mobile-optimized HTML, CSS and JS with ReactJS.
- Corona SDK - Framework to create native iOS and Android Apps (especially Games).
- Scaloid - Library for less painful Android development with Scala.
- Macroid - A modular functional UI language for Android.
- Groovy on Android - Introduction to Groovy on Android.
- Groovy Language Support for Android - Gradle Plugin for Compiling Groovy for Android.
- SwissKnife - A multi-purpose Groovy library containing view injection and threading for Android using annotations.
- Anko - DSL for Android written in Kotlin by JetBrains.
- Kotterknife - Android view injection written in Kotlin based on ButterKnife
- Android Kotlin Samples - Some basic Android code samples written in Kotlin.
- KAndroid - Lightweight library providing useful extensions to eliminate boilerplate code in Android SDK.
- RxKotlin/Pocket - This app help user to save links easily, and can export to Evernote as weekly.
- awesome-android-performance - A list of awesome Android tutorials, videos and tools for performance optimization.
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