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This article describes useful Android libraries and example code repositories

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Lars Vogel

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Copyright © 2011, 2012, 2013 Lars Vogel



Useful Android Library Projects

This article describes useful Android libraries and example code repositories.

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The nature of Android as Open Source project makes it easy for others to create useful libraries. This article lists popular Open Source libraries and useful example projects which makes it easier to create powerful Android projects.

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Android Annotation framework

Dagger - dependency injection framework for Java and Android

Polaris - Google Maps improvements based on API v1

Sliding Menu implementation (1) or Sliding Menu implementation (2)

Downport of animation framework to Android version as of 1.6 from Jake Wharton

Page View indicator from Jake Wharton

Otto – Event Bus for Android

AChartEngine – Charting Engine

ActionBarSherlock - ActionBar for older Android versions

Pull to refresh library

ormLight ORM mapper

GreeDAO from Markus Junginger, ORM Mapper

RoboGuice for testing on the Java virtual machine

Android Scripting - Allows to run scripting languages on Android

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The most important source of example code are the API demos of Android. You can create a project with this sample code via the Android Sample project wizard by selecting the API demos entry.

Roman Nurik from Google keeps this example repository. Roman Nurik's examples

Mark Murthy (Android trainer, developer and book author) keeps his advanced examples in this repository. Mark Murthy's advanced examples

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