38 Amazing Open Source Android Apps written in Java

This is “amazing” series of open source projects.

Open source projects are a valuable resource for programmers. You can learn by reading the source code or build something on top of existing projects.

This is an extremely competitive list and it carefully picks the best Android apps written in Java that are currently open source. To give you an idea about the quality of this list, the average number of Github stars is 3,874. Contribute more amazing apps on Github.

Mybridge AI carefully evaluates the quality by considering popularity, engagement and recency. In this observation, we compared nearly 8,200 open source Android Apps to pick the Top 38 (0.4% chance to be in the list).

The apps are broken down into 13 groups to add relevance: Social Networking, News, Photos & Videos, Productivity, Music, Game, Messaging, Media, Finance, Architecture, Utilities, Reference, Weather.

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The numbers are displayed by groups and do not represent the ranking. Click the number or image to view the content.

<Social Networking>

No 1

Android-oss: Official Kickstarter open source app for Android. Bring new ideas to life, anywhere. [4,233 stars on Github].


No 2

NewPipe: A lightweight Youtube frontend for Android. [2,597 stars on Github].


No 3

Official WordPress App for Android — Wordpress Engineering [1,597 stars on Github].

<News>

No 4

Plaid: An Android app which provides design news & inspiration as well as being an example of implementing material design. [10,235 stars on Github]. Courtesy of Nick Butcher


No 5

FastHub: The ultimate GitHub client for Android [2,468 stars on Github].


No 6

Materialistic: A material-design Hacker News Android reader [1,429 stars on Github].


<Photos & Videos>

No 7

Telecine: Record full-resolution video on your Android devices [2,127 stars on Github].


No 8

LeafPic: An ad-free, open-source and material-designed android gallery alternative [2,061 stars on Github].

<Productivity>

No 9

K-9 Mail: Advanced Email for Android [3,488 stars on Github].


No 10

The ownCloud Android App: Organize and Store everything [2,343 stars on Github].


No 11

AmazeFileManager: Material design file manager for Android [1,611 stars on Github].


No 12

Omni-Notes: Open source note-taking application for Android [1,213 stars on Github].

<Music>

No 13

Timber: Material Design Music Player [3,813 stars on Github]


No 14

Phonograph: A material designed music player for Android [1,502 stars on Github].


No 15

Shuttle Music Player [1,475 stars on Github].

<Game>

No 16

Pixel-dungeon: Traditional roguelike game with pixel-art graphics and simple interface [1,758 stars on Github].


No 17

Santa-tracker-android: An entertaining app that brings joy to millions of children on Christmas — Google Engineering [1,147 stars on Github].


No 18

2048-android: The android port of the 2048 game (for offline playing) [606 stars on Github].

<Messaging>

No 19

Telegram for Android source: A messaging app focused on speed and security [8,614 stars on Github].


No 20

Signal-Android: A private messenger for Android [8,523 stars on Github].


No 21

Qksms: The most beautiful SMS messenger app for Android [1,676 stars on Github]. Courtesy of Moez Bhatti

<Media>

No 22

ExoPlayer: An extensible media player for Android — Google Engineering [8,555 stars on Github].


No 23

VLC media player official for Android App [3,365 stars on Github]


No 24

AntennaPod: A podcast manager for Android [1,728 stars on Github].


No 25

MovieGuide: Movie discovery app showcasing MVP, RxJava, Dagger 2 and Clean Architecture [1,657 stars on Github].

<Finance>

No 26

CoCoin: Multi-view Accounting Application for Android [1,698 stars on Github].


No 27

Kickmaterial: Crowdfunding app concept for Android built on Material Design [1,461 stars on Github].


No 28

Bitcoin Wallet Android: Standalone Bitcoin node, no centralized backend required [1,079 stars on Github].


No 29

GnuCash Android: A companion expense-tracker application [690 stars on Github]. Courtesy of Ngewi Fet

<Architecture>

No 30

Android-CleanArchitecture: A sample app on how to architect an android app using Uncle Bob’s clean architecture approach [10,476 stars on Github]. Courtesy of Fernando Cejas, Developers Advocate at IBM


No 31

Archi: Showcase of 3 Android app architectures: “Standard Android”, MVP and MVVM [3,046 stars on Github]. Courtesy of Iván Carballo


No 32

Android-mvvm-architecture: A detailed sample app that implements MVVM architecture using Dagger2, Room, RxJava2, FastAndroidNetworking and PlaceholderView [2,147 stars on Github].

<Utilities>

No 33

Shadowsocks client: A secure socks5 proxy. Surf the internet privately and securely. [10,893 stars on Github].


No 34

SoundRecorder: A simple sound recording app implementing Material Design [626 stars on Github].

<Reference>

No 35

iosched: The Google I/O 2017 Android App [15,197 stars on Github].


No 37

Apps-android-wikipedia: The official Wikipedia Android open source app [600 stars on Github].

<Weather>

No 38

SeeWeather: RxJava+RxBus+Retrofit+Glide+Material Design Weather App [3,004 stars on Github].


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