There are several ways to use Python on Android. The following table summarizes those projects which are currently active:

Project

General

APIs

Build

Python versions

Open-source

Google Play links

User interface

Android APIs

Call Python from Java

Native Python packages

Standalone APK

iOS

Desktop OSs

BeeWare is a collection of tools for building native user interfaces.

3.4+

Yes

None

Native Android

All

Yes

None

Yes

Yes

Yes

Chaquopy is a plugin for Android Studio's Gradle-based build system.

3.8

No

Demo

Native Android

All

Yes

List

Yes

No

No

Kivy is a cross-platform OpenGL-based user interface toolkit.

2.7, 3.5, 3.6

Yes

Demo

Kivy

All via PyJNIus or Plyer

No

List

Yes

Yes

Yes

pyqtdeploy is a tool for deploying PyQt applications.

3.6

Yes

None

Qt

Some via Qt

No

Some

Yes

Yes

Yes

QPython is an on-device script engine and development environment.

2.7, 3.2, 3.6

Yes

QPython

Kivy, SL4A

All via PyJNIus or SL4A

No

List

No

No

No

Termux is a Linux distribution for Android that ships Python as well as a local build environment

2.7, 3.6

Yes

Termux
Termux:API

Terminal

Some via Termux:API

No

Any where dependencies are packaged

No

No

No

In addition, there are a number of projects which are inactive or incomplete:

Android (last edited 2020-12-17 15:04:16 by MalcolmSmith)

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