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Lars Vogel

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Useful Android library projects

This article describes useful Android libraries and example code repositories.

Table of Contents

1. Useful Android library projects
2. Libraries
3. Code example repositories
4. About this website
5. Links and Literature
5.1. Android Resources
5.2. vogella GmbH training and consulting support

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

Glide - Image loading framework for Android

Android Butterknife - view injection framework

Otto - Event Bus for Android

Retrofit – A type-safe REST client for Android and Java

AChartEngine – Charting Engine

ormLight ORM mapper

GreenDAO from Markus Junginger, ORM Mapper

Dagger2 - dependency injection framework for Java and Android

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

4. About this website

5. Links and Literature

5.2. vogella GmbH training and consulting support

The vogella company provides comprehensive training and education services from experts in the areas of Eclipse RCP, Android, Git, Java, Gradle and Spring. We offer both public and inhouse training. Whichever course you decide to take, you are guaranteed to experience what many before you refer to as “The best IT class I have ever attended”. The vogella company offers expert consulting services, development support and coaching. Our customers range from Fortune 100 corporations to individual developers.