Android app templates have been gaining in popularity over the past few years, and that’s no wonder. They’re a huge time saver for experienced developers, helping them to cut through the slog of creating an app from scratch and focus their talents instead on the unique and customised parts of creating a new app.
App templates are also an indispensable learning tool for novice developers who want to improve their coding skills by studying the building blocks of an app while building their own.
We've combed through the thousands of Android app templates available at CodeCanyon to find the 15 best available.
The templates we’ve chosen reflect the most popular Android app categories. Almost all are made with Android Studio, use Google Material Design, support AdMob, give users the option of removing banners and interstitial ads, and come with step-by-step instructions and/or video tutorials on how to configure the templates from scratch.
Hands down one of the best and most popular Android app templates is Universal Android App. This awesome app lets users create just about any app they want by pulling in unlimited content from blogs, timelines, feeds, channels, playlists, webpages, etc., and easily combining them into one customisable app.
The template supports the most popular web content sources, like WordPress, YouTube, Facebook, RSS, etc.
User valvze says:
“From the minute of buying this product, I have had nothing but fun. It was an absolute joy creating a personalized app from this template and would definitely recommend this to anybody trying to learn programming. The app is built with easy to figure code and the design elements are fantastic as well. Customer service was quick to response to each of my queries. Would recommend.”
2. The City
Cities are complex spaces, and any app that helps locals and visitors alike navigate them is bound to be a hit. The City is a great app template for developers who want to create an app for their city featuring the most interesting sights, the best restaurants, cafés, bars, shops, and more.
All the app data is stored in a local SQLite database, so the app works in offline mode. And the template has some great features like MapView to show place location, a featured category for recommended places, the ability to filter searches, a save history of searches, and much more.
“The code is very well structured and clean, the documentation is excellent.”
Material Design UI is a cool and stylish Android UI template with five gorgeous themes that can be used to make any app project you’re working on more aesthetically appealing. The template themes target social, travel, media, and shopping apps, and there is a universal theme that can be used with a wider variety of apps. The template uses hundreds of UI elements that can be recombined endlessly to create a beautiful and unique looking app.
User gayuh says:
“The template contains many UI styles that are very useful when developing new UI for an Android app. Documentation is minimal, but design and code quality are fairly good, and customizability and flexibility are very good."
4. Dating App
Finding love in the 21st century often involves the Internet, and the appropriately named template Dating App is just what you need if you want to try your hand at creating your own online dating app.
Built with Android Studio, the template's notable features include a beautiful gallery and user profiles. Users have the ability to comment, like, reply and send gifts, see potential dates that are nearby, make in-app purchases, send real-time direct messages with photos, and of course they can block other users.
Users say of the app:
“My app has been updated to Google Play Store and is running fine” and “Very good documentation, easy to setup, perfect code quality, outstanding design.”
There seem to be no end of amazing content-rich websites on the internet, and though most of them are responsive and show well on mobile phones and tablets, some clients will want to convert their site into beautiful apps that allow their visitors to access key features easily and seamlessly.
Users say Universal Android WebView App is a:
“great template”, with “fast support and excellent documentation”.
6. Store Finder
When you’re out and about and you need to find the closest store to you for a particular item, having a store finder app on your mobile app is a godsend. This kind of indispensability has made the Store Finder app template popular among developers.
Made with Android Studio and material design, the app features a long list of must-have features like email and SMS integration, user ratings and reviews, Google directions, and social media logins. Users also have the ability to draw in the map, use map pins, share to Facebook and Twitter, and more.
Customer Seolio says:
“The app design and code quality is second to none.”
Android News App template is the go-to template for those looking to create a mobile news app for Android devices. Users can view the latest news in different categories, save articles as favourites, get notified about the latest articles, and more. It comes with an easy-to-use admin dashboard for modifying the news categories and other details.
User jadeofheavens says:
“5 Stars: not just for the customer support but definitely for the code quality, features and documentation. A person like me who knows nothing about Android Studio made an app within half hour.”
If you are a YouTuber, videographer or developer with clients who are videographers, Your Videos Channel app template may appeal to you because it essentially allows you to create an app dedicated to showing off your videos or a video collection of your choosing. The app, which has YouTube integration, uses PHP MySQL for the admin side and can manage unlimited categories and video uploads.
User androbogor says:
“Outstanding experience! Good seller. Best support!”
Built in Android Studio, My Social Network template allows you to create your own personal social network app where you can publish posts, read the posts of friends, have a personal conversation with friends in real time, and more.
User Joespace says:
"Very good app, well coded and well documented. It's easy to install if you follow the steps."
Games are without a doubt one of the most popular app categories on Android devices, and the FlappyBot game app template is one of our most popular games. It's written in Java with Eclipse, and a narrated video tutorial is included for a quick start.
The player touches the screen to move the flappy bird up, and the aim is to keep it alive as long as possible. The game saves the top ten high scores on the user’s device, and users can share their scores on Facebook.
The template allows developers to edit the game by adding more obstacle columns, changing bird speeds or delays, etc.
User Neogoapp says:
“Good documentation and tutorial”.
Keeping with the entertainment category, Quizix is a fabulous Android quiz app template that only came on the market at the beginning of 2018, but is already one of our best rated app templates. The template uses maths, text and/or photo questions, and has space for two to four answer options.
Developers simply add their categories, sub-categories and questions in the back end, and the app formulates the quiz. Quizix uses the latest features of the Android platform and is AdMob Banner and Interstitials ready.
User Alnoah says:
“I usually don't give ratings but decided to give so because I am fully satisfied with this product. Quality code, great backend and amazing job! I truly recommend this."
12. Your Radio App
Hands down the best radio app template to be found at CodeCanyon, Your Radio App is perfect for developers who want to create their own mobile Internet radio-streaming app. With a powerful admin panel, the app can manage unlimited radio stations and categories and supports many formats.
User Save2011usa says:
“Excellent Radio app and excellent support! Thanks!”
Create your own recipe application with the Cookbook Recipe App template. This native Android app template gives experienced and novice developers alike an easy way to make their own recipe app, as it doesn’t require programming skills and the code is easy to configure and customise.
The app has many great built-in features like a drawer menu with categories, shopping list, favourites, a powerful search, Google Analytics, various animations and effects, and more.
Cookbook Recipe App stores recipes in a local SQLite database so users can run the app without an Internet connection.
User HiimNaru7o says:
“Great customer support. I had some bugs and they helped me to resolve them. Very cool guy. Highly recommended!”
14. HD Wallpaper
If you’ve been searching for the perfect template to create a great wallpaper app, look no further. The HD Wallpaper app template allows developers to create an app which delivers gorgeous wallpapers and backgrounds to the user’s Android device.
The app features multiple galleries of high-resolution images, easy tap, swipe and scroll functions, and offline caching of wallpapers.
User saidogame says:
“I like this code. It is a very good one and the support helps you and answers your questions. In my case I had a good support via Skype. I recommend purchasing this code and other codes from this developer.”
xMusic will appeal to Android developers who are looking for a template to help them create an online-offline music player app. This app plays millions of free songs from SoundCloud via the SoundCloud API, but can switch to music from the user’s own library if they prefer.
Some of the great features the template offers are a powerful Equalizer with many preset music styles, support for sleep mode and a number of playlists, a powerful search, and much more.
User dajin says:
“Clean code, flexibility, customizability, design quality! Great! Awesome!”
These 15 best Android app templates of 2018 are just a small selection of hundreds of Android app templates we have available at CodeCanyon, so if none of them quite fits your needs, there are plenty of other great options to choose from.
And if you want to improve your skills building Android apps and templates, then check out some of the ever-so-useful Android tutorials we have on offer.