14 Great Android apps that are also open source

Dec 31, 2012

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.

Source | Google Play

The Official GitHub Client

Github walked the walk and open sourced their app on github.

Source | Google Play

Todo.txt Touch

A to-do list app that stores your items as a text file on dropbox

Source | Google Play

Prey Anti-theft

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.

Source | Google Play


Thousands of step-by-step guides to fix your stuff.

Source | Google Play

Hacker News Reader

A great reader for hacker news.

Source | Google Play

My Tracks by Google

Record your GPS tracks and measure your speed. Great for workouts.

Source | Google Play

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.

Source | Google Play


Manage your wordpress blog on your android with this official app.

Source | Google Play

The Official Wikipedia App

Source | Google Play


An RSS news reader with a lot of social features.

Source | Google Play


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.

Source | Google Play


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.

Source | Diode Source | Google Play

Official XBMC Remote

XBMC is a popular open source project that can turn a computer into a dedicated media center.

Source | Google Play

More links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open_source_Android_applications