Fork us on GitHub

Gorgeous native mobile app development with Java or Kotlin for iPhone, Android etc....

Codename One Academy

Build complex real world apps with full backend and front end implementations!
Covers the full process of building these apps:

  • Uber clone app - functioning clone of an Uber app with driver mode, maps, hailing and more (check out the book!)
  • Facebook clone app - newsfeed, friends, like, comments and more
  • Restaurant Ordering App - Includes menu selection, billing etc.
  • App Builder - App builder application that generates restaurant specific apps
  • Whatsapp clone (coming soon) - we introduce a new app every 3 months and let you vote on it
 

180M App Installs

40K Developers

1M Cloud Builds

BuildWrite code in Java(tm) using Eclipse, NetBeans or IntelliJ/IDEA

TestVerify your app with our simulator, devices & test automation tools

DeployGenerate native binaries for all device types using the Codename One build cloud

What's so special about Codename One?

We are the only ones that provide...
Write Once Run Anywhere, no special hardware and 100% code reuse
Compile Java(tm) or Kotlin to native iOS, Windows (UWP), Android, Desktop and JavaScript
Easy to use with 100% portable Drag & Drop GUI builder
You can control every pixel and draw anywhere
Full access to native OS using the native language (e.g. Obj-C, C# etc.)
Use native widgets and mix them with our components in the hierarchy (heavyweight/lightweight mixing)
Open Source and Free for commercial use with enterprise grade commercial offering

Testimonials

Chidiebere Okwudire
Chidiebere Okwudire SMash ICT Solutions/Senior Engineer at Sioux, Netherlands

"Affordable cross-platform toolchain that works!"

Easy extension with third-party libraries, active developer support and attractive pricing...

Ram Nathaniel
Ram Nathaniel CEO and Founder of MathUnderground, Israel

"Over 2 million active installations"

[A] mature, solid and reliable platform. It allows you to concentrate [on] developing your app, not platform specific implementations...

Fabrício Cabeça
Fabrício Cabeça Senior Developer at Pmovil, Brazil

"Going from design to working app is a breeze"

Codename One greatly reduced our development time and costs, while giving us the ability to deliver a custom experience in each platform when needed.

Ali Sayed
Ali Sayed Senior Developer, Egypt

"The best cross platform app development tool"

Its native access allowed us to add functionalities without limiting developers to platform capabilities.

Fabrizio Grassi
Fabrizio Grassi Chemetall, Italy

"a true write once run anywhere solution!"

Codename One has proven to be a productive tool for us - a true write once run anywhere solution!

Rex Green
Rex Green Vision24, South Africa

"Fast and efficient"

Fast and efficient way to eliminate the hassle of targeting multiple platforms without resorting to HTML5!

Hélio Rugani
Hélio Rugani Sócio Proprietário, Brazil

"Simply a great framework!"

[We had] some non conventional requirements and Codename One gave us good answers for all the challenges that we faced during app development.

Gareth Murfin
Gareth Murfin Developer, Taiwan

"I utilize my Java knowledge to deliver native apps"

I can deliver native apps for both platforms from a single codebase in half the time, at half the cost, with no need to hire anyone.

 Lucky Oscar Masango
Lucky Oscar Masango CTO at BOi Global Group, South Africa

"I would advise to all developers to try it out today!"

[It] has given us the ability to develop apps for all mobile platforms [quickly] and at a low cost. [It's] the most innovative tool of this generation...

Get started right away!

Start Now! It's Free!

Built with Codename One

Check out the full gallery here and our demos here
Want us to build your mobile app? Learn more here

Latest Posts From Our Blog

Validate, Owner, Badges, ImageViewer and Picker Range

Validate, Owner, Badges, ImageViewer and Picker Range

I've been pretty busy over the past few weeks and didn't get a chance to write a "what's new" post. This caused a huge backlog of new features which I'll try to c3ut down in this post.

TIP: Don't Use Push as a Communication Protocol

TIP: Don't Use Push as a Communication Protocol

Apple introduced push notification at a time when iOS apps didn't support multi-tasking. It was used as an intrusive notification system that allowed an app to communicate it had something important to tell you. Back then push messages would trigger a dialog box as it predated the pull down notification tray pioneered by Android.

Subscription Pitfall

Subscription Pitfall

A while back Steve wrote about auto-renewing subscriptions and I recently got a chance to implement such a subscription in an app. However, it seems that all the changes in the world of in-app purchase created a situation where API's work in some cases and don't work for all of them.

Crisp cn1lib

Crisp cn1lib

Crisp powers the chat button in the bottom right portion of our site. It also handles emails and a host of other great features. One feature we didn't take advantage of is the mobile app support. To solve that we just issued a new Crisp cn1lib which we integrated into the new versions of our Android and iOS apps.

Start now! It's free!