Open source UI framework written in Python, running on Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and iOS
Innovative user interfaces made easy.
Kivy is an open source, cross-platform Python framework for the development of applications that make use of innovative, multi-touch user interfaces. The aim is to allow for quick and easy interaction design and rapid prototyping whilst making your code reusable and deployable.
Kivy is written in Python and Cython, based on OpenGL ES 2, supports various input devices and has an extensive widget library. With the same codebase, you can target Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS. All Kivy widgets are built with multitouch support.
Kivy is MIT licensed, actively developed by a great community and is supported by many projects managed by the Kivy Organization.
Extensive installation instructions as well as tutorials and general documentation, including an API reference, can be found at https://kivy.org/docs. A PDF version is also available.
Kivy ships with many examples which can be found in the
If you need assistance, you can ask for help on our mailing list:
We also have a Discord channel:
We love pull requests and discussing novel ideas. Check out our contribution guide and feel free to improve Kivy.
The following mailing list and Discord channel are used exclusively for discussions about developing the Kivy framework and its sister projects:
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