buildozer VS python-for-android

Compare buildozer vs python-for-android and see what are their differences.


Generic Python packager for Android and iOS (by kivy)


Turn your Python application into an Android APK (by kivy)
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buildozer python-for-android
3 26
1,270 6,811
1.8% 1.2%
5.0 7.3
18 days ago 8 days ago
Python Python
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of buildozer. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-03-31.
  • Build iOS-like Apps in Python
    6 projects | | 31 Mar 2021
    I believe buildozer does not work on Windows, but you can likely get around it with something like WSL or a virtual machine
    6 projects | | 31 Mar 2021
    You will need to use tools like buildozer to compile your Python code into executable applications, but all of the code required is written completely in Python. Instructions for compiling Kivy are found here.
  • Matplotlib on Android - any way to avoid crashes or other graphs for Kivy suggestions?
    2 projects | | 28 Dec 2020
    Hi I have an update as I got it working after searching and following this link. I also made the mistake of adding to the requirements “kivy-garden.matplotlib” rather than your recommendation. The app is now running on the android device—thanks for all the help!


Posts with mentions or reviews of python-for-android. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-06.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing buildozer and python-for-android you can also consider the following projects:

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

Flutter - Flutter makes it easy and fast to build beautiful apps for mobile and beyond

kivy-ios - Toolchain for compiling Python / Kivy / other libraries for iOS

PyJNIus - Access Java classes from Python

kivy - Open source UI framework written in Python, running on Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and iOS

tito - A tool for managing rpm based git projects.

KivMob - AdMob support for Kivy

HappyLighting-py - I was blown away seeing how shoddy and malfunctioning mobile application "HappyLighting" was so i decided to reverse and create my own pc controlled app using BLE

PlaystoreDownloader - A command line tool to download Android applications directly from the Google Play Store by specifying their package name (an initial one-time configuration is required)

sdk - The Dart SDK, including the VM, dart2js, core libraries, and more.