Project templates are a great way to learn from other people's work. This article lists a few popular Android templates available on Envato Market. If you are looking for inspiration or you're building an application and need help with a particular feature, then you may find your answer in some of these templates.
This template bursts with features and it even includes a backend ready to be deployed to a server. The application enables users to search for nearby restaurants, read reviews, share on social media, and it also includes the ability to book a table via email or text message.
Almost every modern, mobile application talks to a backend for one reason or another and this application is no different. The template includes a backend for storing restaurants and user profiles. It also includes an analytics dashboard that shows metrics about the restaurants and users of the application. If you need inspiration for a location based application, then this template is worth checking out.
If you ever wanted to know how to stream audio in an Android application, then this template is worth checking out. The application is focused on streaming audio from online radio stations. The template includes a feature packed Android application as well as a backend for managing the radio stations users can listen to.
The template is compatible with both Android Studio and Eclipse and it relies on Parse for push notifications. It also includes AdMob for ad management. The application supports a wide range of stream formats and has a beautiful, modern user interface. If you're not convinced yet, then download the application from Google Play to try it out.
Mobile phones and tablets are a big hit with children. Because these devices are so easy to use, children intuitively know what to do when they're given one. This template includes an application for the youngest, teaching them the alphabet and numbers through sounds and images.
The template includes a number of games you can choose and learn from. The template is compatible with Eclipse and easy to customize to fit your needs.
More and more traditional businesses are going mobile and this template serves the services market. In addition to the mobile application, the template also includes a backend. The application itself is rich in features and includes user registration, the possibility to schedule a service, and even the ability for customers to leave a review.
The user interface is clean and modern. The application is compatible with Android Marshmallow, but it also supports older versions of the Android operating system. If you'd like to see what the application looks like, then watch this video the author put on YouTube.
I already mentioned that many traditional businesses are making the jump to mobile and this includes taxi companies. There's a reason why Uber and Lyft are so popular. This Android template is quite impressive. It contains a feature rich Android application as well as a powerful backend, a complete solution. The application includes an interactive map with vehicle information and tracking, voice recognition, and support for push notifications.
The template offers a solution for both users and drivers. Users can order a ride with the mobile application and drivers receive a notification when someone requests a ride. Even if you don't plan to build a taxi booking application, there's a lot you can learn from browsing the ins and outs of this template.
Managing inventory used to be either time consuming, using pen and paper, or costly due to expensive hardware and infrastructure. This is no longer the case and this Android template shows what the possibilities are. Adding, updating, and viewing products is easy and straightforward, and the user is notified when inventory is running low.
The template is lightweight but surprisingly powerful. Products are stored locally in a SQLite database and there's support for exporting to a spreadsheet. You can download the application from the author's website, if you'd like to take it for a spin.
Who doesn't love pixel art? I think every developer does. This application template is a simple drawing application that focuses on pixel art. The tools are simple, but I really like the results you can get with it.
The author included a short video in which he creates Luigi, Mario's brother. If you want to learn more about drawing on Android, then this is a great template to start with.
Envato Market contains dozens of mobile application templates to get you started with your next project. These templates are great to learn or to see how fellow developers have implemented a particular feature. They're also great if you're looking for that kick of inspiration. Check out the Android templates on Envato Market.