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A software library for rapid development of hardware-accelerated multitouch applications.

Project description



Innovative user interfaces made easy.

Kivy is an open source, cross-platform Python

framework for the development of applications that make use of innovative,

multi-touch user interfaces.

The aim is to allow for quick and easy interaction design and rapid prototyping

whilst making your code reusable and deployable.

Kivy is written in Python and Cython, based on OpenGL ES

2, supports various input devices and has an extensive widget library. With the

same codebase, you can target Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS. All Kivy

widgets are built with multitouch support.

Kivy is MIT licensed, actively developed by a great community and is supported

by many projects managed by the Kivy Organization.


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Installation, Documentation and Examples

Extensive installation instructions as well as tutorials and general

documentation, including an API reference, can be found at

A PDF version is also available.

Kivy ships with many examples which can be found in the examples folder.


If you need assistance, you can ask for help on our mailing list:

We also have a Discord channel:


We love pull requests and discussing novel ideas. Check out our

contribution guide and

feel free to improve Kivy.

The following mailing list and Discord channel are used exclusively for

discussions about developing the Kivy framework and its sister projects:

Discord channel:

Sister projects

  • Buildozer: generic Python packager

    for Android and iOS.

  • Plyer: platform-independent Python wrapper

    for platform-dependent APIs.

  • Pyjnius: dynamic access to the Java/Android

    API from Python.

  • Pyobjus: dynamic access to the

    Objective-C/iOS API from Python.

  • Python for Android: toolchain

    for building and packaging Python applications for Android.

  • Kivy iOS: toolchain for building and

    packaging Kivy applications for iOS.

  • Audiostream: library for direct access

    to the microphone and speaker.

  • KivEnt: entity-based game engine for Kivy.

  • Garden: widgets and libraries created and

    maintained by users.

  • Oscpy: a fast and tested python2/3

    implementation of OSC.


  • Kivy is released under the terms of the MIT License. Please refer to the

    LICENSE file.

  • The provided fonts Roboto and Roboto Mono are licensed and

    distributed under the terms of the

    Apache License, Version 2.0.

    The DejaVuSans (used for the virtual keyboard) license can be viewed


  • The current UI design has been adapted from Moblintouch theme's SVGs

    and is licensed under the terms of the



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