5 Awesome Open Source Android Apps To Boost Your Development Skills

What does 'Open Source' mean?

In general, open source refers to any program whose source code is made available for use or modification as users or other developers see fit. Open source software is usually developed as a public collaboration and made freely available.

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Android is one of the most popular and more powerful open source projects of all time. Those who like seeing the code that runs on their phones are in luck. There are plenty of excellent open source apps on Android in addition to the OS itself. Here are some of the best open source apps for Android. Leave a comment with your favorite one if we didn’t list it! We also have links for all of the open source code listed here at the very end of the article. You can also find a ton of other excellent open source apps on F-Droid.

All you have to do is sit back, take a cup of coffee and read some kick-ass code. Here in this article, we bring some of the best open-source Android apps from various categories and genres to fulfill all your learning and development needs.

You can try these apps directly from Play Store to have a hands-on experience before diving deep into the code. The difficulty level attached with each app will help you to judge if you should instantly dive into it or put it aside for the time being.

Here is the 5 Android Open Source Apps
with their GitHub and Google play store link

Easy Sound Recorder

Easy Sound Recorder

A simple, easy-to-use and beautiful sound recorder app for Android. If you want to learn about audio recording and manipulation in Android, then this project is the best way to start your journey.

This project is very small (with just a single Activity) and very simple to understand as well. Beginners can also learn about the basics of Material Design from this project.

MLManager

MLManager

MLManager is a simple and straight-forward app manager for your Android device. This project is ideal for you if you want to learn how to get detailed information about the installed apps on your device, extract APKs from those apps, uninstall apps and much more.

The coding standards used in this app is quite good and should be followed. It can also give you a good idea of designing clean and simple apps following the Material Design guidelines.

Amaze File Manager

Amaze File Manager

Another extremely common Android app that you can find on almost any Android device, is a file manager.

Though building a file manager app might seem straight-forward at first, but it actually is quite difficult to get it right across all Android platforms and all devices.

There are a lot of good things you can learn from this app, especially how to perform proper file handling on SD cards. But I would not recommend you to follow the coding standards used in this project as it is no way up to the mark.

Simple Calendar

Simple Calendar

A simple and easy-to-use calendar app built purely using Kotlin. If you were looking to learn Kotlin, then this is probably one of the best ways to start.

The goal of this app is quite simple which makes it perfect to get your hands dirty learning a completely new language for developing Android apps. Another cool thing you can learn from this project is to make custom desktop widgets for Android.

Timber Music Player

Timber Music Player

Timber is a beautifully designed, fully featured music player for Android. If you ever wanted to build your own music player or any music related app, then this is the project you need to look at.

The project is quite big and is very active in development. For a beginner, it might be a bit difficult to grasp everything going on but it should be really interesting for any intermediate or advanced level Android developer.

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Thanks for these information. It really helps me.