As I dive head first into writing full-fledged android apps, looking at the source code of apps has proven to be very valuable. I’ve found it particularly helpful when learning how to structure my code. Many thanks to all the developers committed to open source!
I’ve compiled below a list of great android apps that have gone open source. If there’s any that I’ve missed please let me know in the comments.
Astrid Tasks & To-do List
A very popular todo list app.
The Official GitHub Client
Github walked the walk and open sourced their app on github.
A to-do list app that stores your items as a text file on dropbox
Track down your lost or stolen phone or tablet. Not much of an interface on this app as its purpose is just to send gps data to the prey website, and allow you to control your phone remotely.
Thousands of step-by-step guides to fix your stuff.
Hacker News Reader
A great reader for hacker news.
My Tracks by Google
Record your GPS tracks and measure your speed. Great for workouts.
Guag.es by GitHub
A client for viewing your web traffic statistics. You need to first sign-up at http://get.gaug.es/, a google analytics type platform.
Manage your wordpress blog on your android with this official app.
The Official Wikipedia App
An RSS news reader with a lot of social features.
A popular geocaching app. Geocaching, from what I can gather from Google, is a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to hide and seek containers with other participants.
A popular unofficial reddit client. From the website: “reddit is fun is currently closed source as of version 2.0 which was a rewrite.” The last open sourced version is 1.3. Check out Diode for an updated GPL fork.
Official XBMC Remote
XBMC is a popular open source project that can turn a computer into a dedicated media center.