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Set of widgets for Kivy inspired by Google's Material Design

Project description

KivyMD v0.102.0 - Alpha

KivyMD is a collection of Material Design compliant widgets for use with Kivy, a framework for cross-platform, touch-enabled graphical applications.

The project's goal is to approximate Google's Material Design spec as close as possible without sacrificing ease of use or application performance.

This library is a fork of the KivyMD project the author of which stopped supporting this project three years ago. We found the strength and brought this project to a new level.

Currently we're in alpha status, so things are changing all the time and we cannot promise any kind of API stability. However it is safe to vendor now and make use of what's currently available.

Join the project! Just fork the project, branch out and submit a pull request when your patch is ready. If any changes are necessary, we'll guide you through the steps that need to be done via PR comments or access to your for may be requested to outright submit them.

If you wish to become a project developer (permission to create branches on the project without forking for easier collaboration), have at least one PR approved and ask for it. If you contribute regularly to the project the role may be offered to you without asking too.

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No complete documentation yet. Our Wiki contents some examples of using KivyMD widgets.


Kitchen sink app demonstrates every KivyMD widget. You can see how to use widget in code of app. You can download apk for your smartphone (Android 6.0 and higher): kitchen_sink-0.98.4-x86.apk or kitchen_sink-0.98.4-armeabi-v7a.apk.

Another demo applications contain some useful GUI examples.

Tutorials on YouTube

Tutorials by Erik Sandberg show you how to create application with KivyMD and use its widgets.


If you need assistance or you have a question, you can ask for help on our mailing list:



How to install

You can install latest release version of KivyMD from PyPI:

python3 -m pip install kivymd

If you want to install development version from master branch, you should specify git HTTPS address:

# Master branch:
python3 -m pip install git+
# Specific branch:
python3 -m pip install git+
# Specific tag:
python3 -m pip install git+
# Specific commit:
python3 -m pip install git+

Also you can install manually from sources. Just clone the project and run the script:

python3 ./ install

How to use with Buildozer

requirements = kivy==1.11.1, kivymd

This will download latest release version from PyPI. If you want to use master branch, you should write the full git HTTPS address, like this example:

# Master branch:
requirements = kivy==1.11.1, git+
# Specific branch:
requirements = kivy==1.11.1, git+
# Specific tag:
requirements = kivy==1.11.1, git+
# Specific commit:
requirements = kivy==1.11.1, git+

Do not forget to remove buildozer directory before building if version was updated (Buildozer doesn't update already downloaded packages).

Building with VM

Packages for Android are built according to the following instructions:

  • Download XUbuntu 18.04
  • Create a new virtual machine based on the downloaded image of XUbuntu
  • Start the XUbuntu virtual machine, download this bash script, add execution permissions and run script:
chmod +x

  • Script will install all the necessary libraries and tools for creating packages for Android
  • Done! Now you have a virtual machine for building Kivy application packages!

Or see the instructions here.

API Breaking changes

  • All classes with the Behavior prefix moved to kivymd.uix.behaviors module.
  • All uix modules moved to kivymd.uix module.
  • All widgets that usually used in kv-lang are automatically added to Factory. You don't need to #:import them. Remove all your imports from kv files.
  • Changed font styles:
Old New
Icon Icon
- Overline
Caption Caption
Button Button
Body2 Body2
Body1 Body1
- Subtitle2
Subhead Subtitle1
Title H6
Headline H5
Display1 H4
Display2 H3
Display3 H2
Display4 H1
  • Colors BlueGrey and Grey renamed to BlueGray and Gray

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Sister projects

  • Creator Kivy Project - Wizard for creating a new project for applications written using the Kivy framework


KivyMD is released under the terms of the MIT License, same as Kivy.

Roboto font is licensed and distributed under the terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0.

Iconic font by the Material Design Icons community covered by SIL Open Font License 1.1

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