Free download Top 10 Open Source Android Games & Apps With Source Code

When it comes to developing Android apps, I think the majority of developers, seasoned or new, ask themselves many questions. Some of which will inevitably include “How do I do this?”, “How does that work?” and “How do I implement that?”. This will often result in hours of Googling, forum posts, or even outsourcing the work to a third party.

Fortunately for us, this is where where the beauty of open source apps come into play (and why this top 10 open source Android apps has been created).

With a bit of leg work, you can find tons of high quality open source android apps, in pretty much every category. Of which, depending on the license, enable other developers to modify, use, and distribute the code at their will.

With that out the way, let’s get into the meat and potatoes and take a look at open source apps every developer should have in their arsenal.

Adobe Creative SDK

When it comes to a comprehensive photo editing, the Adobe Creative SDK is pretty much as good as it gets.

With a diverse, powerful and fruitful range of tools, turn any one of your users into a photo editing pro in a few clicks.

Shuttle Music Player

Shuttle combines elegance, ease and function into a music player. And is hands down the best open source app at what is does.

Having been updated and fine tuned since 2012, every developer looking for reliable, proven and quality music player should put this at the forefront of their mind. When developing Music Player based applications or handling, displaying or managing audio/music files, Shuttle does all of those perfectly and is definitely worth a look.



Displaying photo media is one of the most common elements that can be found in almost every Android app.

LeafPic enables you to accomplish that in style with an elegant, customizable material design based theme, intuitive layout and efficient code. Displaying pictures in your Android apps has never been easier.


Amaze File Manager

Many different apps rely on allowing their users to browse and select files from within their device’s storage, or at a minimum, benefit from the flexibility of it.

This is where Amaze File Manager holds its own. With a sleek design and easy to use layout with many different directory options, this app allows you to implement file browsing features with ease.



If you want to bring yourself up to scratch on Android’s ubiquitous Material design, then InstaMaterial should be your “go-to”.

InstaMaterial lets you take a look at how the majority of material design features (animations, designs, layouts) are implemented. This makes it highly feasible when implementing it into your own app.

Pixel Dungeon

Pixel Dungeon is a traditional rogue like game and features pixel-art style graphics in a  simple user interface.

This little game stands highly rated and is completely open-source. Perfect for developers looking to get an insight into game development.

Pixel Dungeon Android App Preview


There’s not much on the open source playing field in regards to fully functional messaging apps, then there’s Telegram.

With over 100,000,000 downloads on the Google Play Store with an average rating of 4.4/5, this app sits as the perfect foundation for any developer looking to build something with its functionality. Speed, security and simplicity are at the forefront of its API, giving anyone the power to communicate easily at the tips of their fingers.

Telegram open source Android app preview


2048 is a puzzle based game which players objectives are to connect tiles together to read 2048.

This open source android game utilizes Android’s Web View to load the locally stored html files of the original game. An interesting porting approach to bring the original game to our Android devices.

2048 Open Source Android App

Clip Stack

Clip Stack is a sleek, simple and to-the-point clipboard manager app. Features included are search, share and material design.


A material design launcher application that allows you to easily search for apps, contacts and more. Then, launch any application with a tap of the finger.

KISS makes for a great app to get to grips with how fully functional search works within Android. And display with icon and text using Recycler View.

Kiss Open Source Android App

Travel Mate

Travel Mate offers is a comprehensive travel based app that offers many features: Waypoints, checklists, trips, popular destinations and more.

If you’re thinking about implementing any map based feature, or even a map app, this is the perfect app for you.

We hope you’ve found this top 10 list of the best open source games and apps helpful. These games and apps thanks to their developers make creating apps much easier. Often saving us a ton of time and headaches!

If you’ve got some favourite open source games and apps that you think need to be added to this list, leave a comment and we’ll check them out.