Programming and developing good applications is always a challenge. The competition is huge, variety is huge, and developers continuously innovate to bring out best with new programming methodologies.
In fast changing Android applications, you’ve to be competitive by adopting the best methodologies may it be the way you cache bitmaps [WeakReference], new ways of optimal listViews, CusrorLoaders, etc. You must catchup with Fast changing API and Android SDK and be on the edge. We often do that by experimenting with whats available in API documentation and then hop ver StackOverflow for solutions. What works best is learn by example. To learn by example, you need source for apps listed in Play store and thats exactly what we’re going to talk about here.
A large chunk of Play store apps maintain good standards, and user experience. As per a recent research Android apps are atleast 50% more stable than iOS and they receive more frequent updates that its competitive platforms.
Resources: 1000+ Open Source Android apps on Play Store
The following resources together list 1000+ Open source Android apps that are available on Play store.
1. FDroid – (1000+) App store that lets you explore all free and open source software on Android (FOSS)
Includes apps like Adblock plus, AdAway, ADW.Launcher, K-mail, Ubuntu one files, and 1000s others.
2. XDA – 80+ Popular Apps on Play Store that are also Open Source. (Source available on Google Code, GitHub)
3. Google Code – Apps for Android – 15+ versatile open source apps, samples.
4. Wikipedia – 50+ Apps ranging from Games, Multimedia, Security, Emulators, Communications.
Includes apps like Orbot, ConnectBot, Chromium, Firefox for mobile, Sipdroid,scummvm, barcode scanner, FBReader, MyTracks, Wikipedia app, Google IO app, VLC player, rockbox, Prey and many more.
5. Google Code – 100+ Open source Android apps all hosted on Google code.
Includes apps like NPR, Call meter, ebookdroid, csipsimple, aokp apps, javacvandroid rage maker, vnc apps, vpn apps, several games etc.
6. AOpenSource – An open source directory of 450+ Apps and Games on Android.
Apps including Flying aces, Rokon Game engine, Android cookbook, APKtor (Market), APV PDF viewer, K-9 Mial, Linphone Video and several others.
Huge list of Programming Cartoons,
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