Can you make beautiful mobile apps using Python and Kivy? Many people ask this question, and the answer is yes. Kivy is a Python framework that can be used to build android and iOS applications.
Kivy is a cross-platform GUI development library, which means that we can create graphical user interfaces using Kivy on Mac, Linux, Windows, Android, and iOS.
If you’re good with the fundamentals of Python, then you can start learning Kivy.
Is Python good for android development? Well, that’s another debate. I’ve written a separate article addressing this topic. If you’re interested, you can click here to check it out.
Anyways, you’re reading this article since you’re interested in doing a Kivy project. I’ll share a few project ideas and corresponding helpful tutorials to do your next project.
Let’s dive right in.
1. Hello World App Using Kivy
When programmers learn any new programming language or framework, the first app we often make is the Hello World app. If you’re a beginner to Kivy, then I suggest you start with building a simple application like this.
You can follow this tutorial from Derek Banas. This tutorial will help you install Kivy and build a simple GUI to print Hello World.
2. Chat Application Using Kivy
Before you jump onto doing any projects, make sure you have cleared the basics of the Kivy framework.
Since Kivy isn’t as popular as other mobile app development frameworks, there aren’t a lot of high-quality tutorials on the Internet. However, when I did some research on the Internet, I could find a few YouTube playlists which provide great content.
The Kivy Tutorial Series from Sentdex is one of the best tutorials I could find. You can click here to check it out and learn the basics of Kivy.
This playlist starts with installing Kivy and learning the fundamentals of the framework. You’ll be able to build a chat application as you go along with this tutorial series.
Learning in this way is better than understanding just the fundamentals. You’ll only learn to code when you actually implement it. Doing a project like a chat application will help you understand and implement the Kivy concepts.
So, I highly recommend you check out this tutorial series and do the project.
3. Login Form GUI App Using Kivy
This one is yet another introductory tutorial series that I found on YouTube. The Kivy Tutorial Series by Tech With Tim is a great starter. If you’re a beginner, this a great resource to learn the basics of Kivy.
This tutorial series covers all the basics of Kivy. You’ll be able to create a Login Form GUI application if you follow this playlist until the end. Tim will teach you how to create multiple GUIs and connect them together to create a complete app.
If you want to learn Kivy basics and build this project, check out this resource by clicking here. You’ll be able to learn a lot by doing this project.
4. Flappy Bird Game Using Kivy
You might have heard about the game Flappy Bird. It is a popular game in which the player can control a bird, which tries to fly through columns of green pipe without hitting any of them.
The Kivy framework can be used to create different types of games. If you want to make a Flappy Bird game using Python and Kivy, you can do that with the help of this tutorial created by Eric Sandberg. Follow along this tutorial to make a fun game using Kivy. You can also find the source code of the project from the description of the video.
Eric has a lot of Kivy development based videos on his YouTube channel. His channel is mainly focused on the development of apps using Kivy. You can check out the other videos of his channel to get more ideas about Kivy app development projects.
5. Deploying Kivy App To Android
This project is all about deploying your Kivy applications on an Android phone. If you have already built some applications using Python and Kivy, you can use your apps on an Android phone with the help of a tool called Buildozer.
This tool will help you to compile your Kivy application into an Android app. Buildozer runs only on Linux and Mac. If you have a Windows machine, you might need to use a virtual machine from your Windows host. You’ll also need a mobile phone and a USB cable.
If you’re interested in doing this project, you can check out this tutorial from Eric Sandberg.
You can also check this video from Sentdex for deploying your Kivy apps on your Android phone.
6. Image Classification Using NumPy And Kivy
You can even use Kivy as a GUI to create a project like an image classification app. This is an advanced-level project. I included this project in this list to show you the possibilities of Kivy.
Image classification project is made using artificial neural networks with the help of machine learning libraries of Python. In this project, we use the Numpy Library (Numerical Python library) to do the image classification.
You need to have some knowledge of machine learning and algorithms to do this project. You can check out this tutorial to do this project.
7. Calculator App Using Kivy
If you want to make a project to brush up your Python skills and get familiar with Kivy, then build a calculator app. This app will have a simple GUI with several widgets.
The calculator will have buttons for all the single-digit numbers and basic operators. You can use this app just like using any other calculator.
The official Kivy blog itself has a great tutorial for doing this project. You can click here to check it out.
Kivy is a simple Python framework that you can use to create GUIs, especially for Android or iOS apps. If you know the basics of Python, you can use any of these ideas and build a cool app using Kivy.
If you want to create more Python projects, I’ve written an article on 55 Python Project Ideas With Helpful Tutorials. Check it out and build your portfolio.
I hope this article was helpful. If so, let me know in the comments section. If you have some other project ideas, you can mention them in the comments as well.
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