A library that allows you to easily mimic Google Play's card layout on Android.

Cards UI


Getting Started


To use this library with your Android apps, you have to reference this project as a library (from Eclipse) or add it as a module (from IntelliJ). It now has Gradle support, too. It cannot be compiled as a JAR because this library contains resources such as layouts that are needed.

Importing as AAR (recommended)

This process was written with the assumption that you are using Android Studio 0.5.4, gradle 1.11+, and you have recent Android Build Tools 19.0.3. Other versions may work with some adaptations.

You do not need to open this library in Android Studio to build and include it in your project.

Steps: * Clone a copy of this repository. * Determine the location of your copy of the Android SDK. (See Installing Android Studio to learn where the SDK might be installed.) * Create a file at the root of the repository called Add the following line, replacing “/path/to/sdk” with the actual path as determined above:

  • At the root of the repository, run ./gradlew install. You should see some “:library:…” lines in the output, and at the end something like this:
Uploading: com/afollestad/cardsui/library/1.0-SNAPSHOT/library-1.0-20131007.010822-2.aar to repository remote at file:///home/<username>/.m2/repository
Transferring 24K from remote
Uploaded 24K


If you are including Cards UI directly in your app: * Find the build.gradle file used for your project application, which is usually either in the project root or in a subdirectory in the project root. * Add mavenLocal() to the repositories block and compile 'com.afollestad.cardsui:library:1.0-SNAPSHOT to the dependencies block. Your file will look something like this:

apply plugin: 'android'

repositories {

android {
    compileSdkVersion 19
    buildToolsVersion "19.0.3"

    defaultConfig {
        minSdkVersion 16
        targetSdkVersion 19

dependencies {
    compile 'com.afollestad.cardsui:lib:[email protected]'
  • At the root of your project directory, run ./gradlew build. You should see :<ProjectName>:prepareComAfollestadCardsUILibrary10SNAPSHOTLibrary or something like it in the output and BUILD SUCCESSFUL at the end.
  • You’re done. You can now use Cards UI in your app.


Tutorials are available on this project’s wiki pages.

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