Useful Android Libraries

1. Useful Android library projects

The nature of Android as Open Source project makes it easy for others to create useful libraries. This article lists popular Open Source libraries and useful example projects which makes it easier to create powerful Android projects.


2. Libraries

Android Annotation framework

Dagger – dependency injection framework for Java and Android

Animation framework for Android versions as of 1.6

Page View indicator from Jake Wharton

Otto – Event Bus for Android

AChartEngine – Charting Engine

ActionBarSherlock – ActionBar for older Android versions

Pull to refresh library

ormLight ORM mapper

GreeDAO from Markus Junginger, ORM Mapper

RoboGuice is a dependency injection framework for Android

Roboletric for testing on the JVM

Android Scripting – Allows to run scripting languages on Android

3. Code example repositories

The most important source of example code are the API demos of Android. You can create a project with this sample code via the Android Sample project wizard by selecting the API demos entry.

Roman Nurik from Google keeps this example repository. Roman Nurik’s examples

Mark Murthy (Android trainer, developer and book author) keeps his advanced examples in this repository. Mark Murthy’s advanced examples

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5. Questions and Discussion

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6. Links and Literature

6.1. Source Code

Source Code of Examples

6.3. vogella Resources

vogella Training Android and Eclipse Training from the vogella team

Android Tutorial Introduction to Android Programming

GWT Tutorial Program in Java, compile to JavaScript and HTML

Eclipse RCP Tutorial Create native applications in Java

JUnit Tutorial Test your application

Git Tutorial Put all your files in a distributed version control system