Today I want to briefly write about kivy. kivy is an Python library intended for developing Mobile Apps. It is a cross-platform library that runs on Android, iOS, Linux, OS X and Windows. It is licensed under the MIT, so it is free and open source.

Kivy is the main framework developed by the Kivy organisation, alongside with Python for Android, Kivy iOS and other libraries meant to be used in all platforms. It is compatible with Python2 and Python3, as well as having support for the Raspberry Pi.

The framework contains all the elements for building an application such as:

  • extensive input support for mouse, keyboard, TUIO, and OS-specific multitouch events,
  • a graphic library using only OpenGL ES 2, and based on Vertex Buffer Object and shaders,
  • a wide range of Widgets that support multitouch,
  • an intermediate language kv used to easily design custom Widgets.