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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
  • WhatsApp clone - chats over websocket and push
  • Restaurant Ordering App - Includes menu selection, billing etc.
  • App Builder - App builder application that generates restaurant specific apps
  • More Coming - 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...

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Latest Posts From Our Blog

Asynchronous Media

Asynchronous Media

There are a lot of fixes and new features that I don't get to cover enough as I've been busy on several fronts. One of the new features is support for asynchronous media API's. These let us create a media object without waiting for it to complete. This is very useful if you have a complex UI and want to play a media file while doing other things.

TIP: Reordering Tabs

TIP: Reordering Tabs

The Tabs class is pretty powerful and flexible as I mentioned before. One thing it doesn't support is drag and drop to re-order the tabs. Here the flexibility of Codename One takes over and allows us to accomplish it.

Lightweight Text Selection

Lightweight Text Selection

Text editing is implemented natively in Codename One. This provides a huge benefit as it allows us to ignore a lot of complex topics such as virtual keyboard localization etc. If we had to implement all that logic the overhead of Codename One would have been huge...

Camera Kit Rewrite

Camera Kit Rewrite

The native low level camera API on Android is a disaster. It's often cited as one of the worst API's on Android. To make matters worse there are two separate API's Camera and Camera2 (yes really). You need to use Camera2 where it's available but that means no support for older devices. To solve this we picked the Android Camera Kit library when we started building our low level camera support. This proved to be a mistake.

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