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

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

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

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

General

Python versions

2.7

2.7, 3.5

2.7, 3.2

Open-source

No

Yes

Yes

Google Play links

Demo

Demo

Python 2, Python 3

APIs

User interface

Native Android

Kivy

Kivy, SL4A

Other Android APIs

All

All via PyJNIus, or some via Plyer

All via PyJNIus, or some via SL4A

Java‑to‑Python integration

Yes

No

No

3rd party libraries

Pure-Python

Pure-Python and selected native

Pure-Python and selected native

Build

Standalone Android APK

Yes

Yes

No

iOS

No

Yes

No

Desktop OSs

No

Yes

No

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

Android (last edited 2017-10-08 23:13:58 by MalcolmSmith)