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Android Bootstrap App

This repository contains the source code for the Android Bootstrap Android app available soon from Google Play.

Please see the issues section to report any bugs or feature requests and to see the list of known issues.


Log into this demo app with the following credentials:

user: demo@androidbootstrap.com

password: android


Copyright 2012 Donn Felker

Copyright 2012 GitHub Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at


Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.


The build requires Maven v3.0.3+ and the Android SDK to be installed in your development environment. In addition you'll need to set the ANDROID_HOME environment variable to the location of your SDK:

export ANDROID_HOME=/home/donnfelker/tools/android-sdk

After satisfying those requirements, the build is pretty simple:

  • Run mvn clean package from the app directory to build the APK only
  • Run mvn clean install from the root directory to build the app and also run the integration tests, this requires a connected Android device or running emulator

You might find that your device doesn't let you install your build if you already have the version from the Android Market installed. This is standard Android security as it it won't let you directly replace an app that's been signed with a different key. Manually uninstall Android Bootstrap from your device and you will then be able to install your own built version.


Android Bootstrap is a result of a template project I've developed over the years as well as a combination of a lot of great work that the GitHub Gaug.es app and GitHub Android app showcased. Some fo the code in this project is based on the GitHub Gaug.es and GitHub Android app.

Android Bootstrap is built on the awesome Parse.com API and uses many great open-source libraries from the Android dev community:


Please fork this repository and contribute back using pull requests.

Any contributions, large or small, major features, bug fixes, additional language translations, unit/integration tests are welcomed and appreciated but will be thoroughly reviewed and discussed.

I hope this helps you in building your next android app.