Android app templates are 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 making their own.
We've combed through the thousands of Android app templates available at CodeCanyon to find the 20 best available this year.
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, and give users the option of removing banners and interstitial ads. They also come with step-by-step instructions and/or video tutorials on how to configure the templates from scratch.
So let's begin.
Best Universal App Templates
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 sources such as blogs, timelines, feeds, channels, playlists, or webpages, and easily combining them into one customisable app. The template supports the most popular web content sources, like WordPress, YouTube, Facebook, and RSS.
User Djcelo says:
"This is one of the best products I've bought over the internet.
The system, the support, are all excellent. Very very happy with this product."
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 a new UI for an Android app. Documentation is minimal, but design and code quality are fairly good, and customizability and flexibility are very good."
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 a beautiful app that allows their visitors to access key features easily and seamlessly.
User Kashmiry says:
"This is a great template. Simple and easy to use. Important things are well documented, and you can easily find solutions for customization you want to implement, if you search support in the comments."
MaterialX is a UI template that can support any app project you want to develop. It is specifically designed to make your apps look amazing by providing you with beautiful, ready-to-use materials, so that no matter what app you’re creating, you can implement it in the code. Features include grid, list, and tab views, media player, social media timeline, e-commerce shopping, and more.
User socmath says:
"Very nice design in most cases. Clear organisation of the source code and layouts. Helped me learn and accelerate the development of my projects. Real value for money."
Best Social Network App Templates
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 tcheloweber says:
"Excellent application with a lot of quality, modern layouts and very attentive support."
6. Dating App
Finding love in the 21st century often involves the Internet, and the appropriately named Dating App template 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.
User kiingawaiz says:
"Awesome developer. Clean and perfect code. All features work as expected and great support by developer."
Looking for a messenger app template to create your own Android messenger? Look no further than the WoWonder Android Messenger app template. Designed specifically as an Android chat application for the WoWonder social network, WoWonder Mobile Messenger allows users to chat together on their mobile phones. Features include the ability to make both audio and video calls, send and receive messages, share and upload images, make sound recordings, and so much more.
User gooaustine says:
"Nice application with good interface."
Best Locator and Map App Templates
8. The City
Cities are complex spaces, and any app that helps locals and visitors alike navigate 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 saved history of searches, and much more.
User cocomusti says:
"Good code, and good documentation. Light-weight and useful app."
9. 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 phone 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 on 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.”
10. City Guide
Create your own handy travel guide app for the city of your choice with the City Guide Android app template. The template, which was developed in Android Studio and styled with Material Design, doesn’t require programming skills to use, and with just one config file to set up, is easy to configure and customise.
You can organise your chosen city highlights in categories like attractions, sports, hotels, nightlife, etc. These chosen highlights can also be viewed as clickable spots on an interactive map which uses geolocation to identify your phone’s current position and distance from each highlight.
User michalis1984 says:
“Great start point to build your own app (if you know coding) or to use as it is to create a simple basic app with the provided functionality with limited or even no knowledge of coding. Great work! Coding structure is clear.”
Best Music and Video App Templates
11. Android Live TV
Android Live TV is an app template that helps developers create apps that allow end users to watch live TV on their Android devices. The app offers a registration/login screen, a home screen, and a navigation screen which shows all sections of the app. Channels are organised by categories, and users can comment on channels as well as reporting issues with channels. The app is easy to configure, and detailed documentation is provided.
User gekza says:
"Awesome app and awesome team. Customer support is very good."
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 sbonyaka says:
"Great online radio streaming app for Android. The app is truly amazing and works exactly as advertised and comes with easy to use documentation, as well a good level of support from the developer."
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 Moboapps says:
"Superb code quality. Support is good. A+++++ code quality and easy to use."
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!”
Best Special-Purpose App Templates
15. Android News App
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’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 mohitbhrgv143 says:
"This app is really amazing. Design quality: 10/10. Documentation quality: 10/10. Code quality: 10/10. Customization: 10/10."
AdForest is a classified ads app template that would interest developers with clients who need an app to manage product listings for their ad posting business. The template has a built-in text messaging system for easy communication between buyers and sellers. It comes with push notifications to alert users when there’s a message on an ad, and the Google Maps integration allows users to get directions to the seller.
User Godchile7 says:
"I really like the design and the quality of this app, and the customer service was very good as they provided some much-needed assistance in setting up the app to someone who has no prior experience."
If you're looking to set up an online e-commerce business and need the perfect Android mobile app for your business, check out the E-Commerce app template. It is designed to help you create your own mobile e-commerce app quickly and easily. The template provides a powerful admin panel so that you can set up everything exactly as you want it, including adding currency and taxes. You'll also be able to create categories and product menus and manage orders effectively.
User MohdAmran says:
"Easy and simple to reskin."
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 ready for use with AdMob banners and interstitials.
User andrudeth says:
"Very well developed. Easy to customize and fun for users."
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!”
These 20 best Android app templates of 2019 are just a small selection of the 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. The following articles can help you zero in on specific app categories.
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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.