Cross-app torrent search results provider for Android
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Transdroid Torrent Search is an Android application that provides torrent search results to other Android apps by exposing ContentProviders. Originally part of Transdroid, it now supplies torrent links for 20+ public and private torrent sites to various torrent-related Android applications.

The latest .apk is available via and code is available under the Lesser GPL v3 license.


Transdroid Torrent Search provides access to torrent searches on a variety of sites. Instead of providing an interface itself, it allows Android application to access the data via a content provider.

Getting search results

Acquiring search results for a specific query can be as easy as as two lines of code:

Uri uri = Uri.parse("content://" + query);
Cursor results = managedQuery(uri, null, null, null, null);

The returned Cursor can be used in a ListActivity or elsewhere. The following fields are available in the returned cursor:

String[] fields = new String[] { "_ID", "NAME", "TORRENTURL", "DETAILSURL", "SIZE", "ADDED", "SEEDERS", "LEECHERS" };

Important: Querying the content providers is an synchronous operation. If done from your application's UI thread this operation will stall the interface. Use, for example, an AsyncTask to implement proper threading.

Customizing search results

You have control over the search results that are returned. A specific site may be queried and the preferred sort order can be given:

Uri uri = Uri.parse("content://" + query);
Cursor results = managedQuery(uri, null, "SITE = ?", new String[] { siteCode }, sortOrder)

Here, siteCode is the code of one of the supported torrent sites. The default is Mininova. The orderCode is either BySeeders (default) or Combined. Note that no errors are returned when a site or sort order doesn't exist (although they are written to LogCat); an null Cursor is returned instead. (This is a limitation of ContentResolvers.)

Supported torrent sites

To get a listing of (the codes of) the support torrent sites, you may use another provider:

uri = Uri.parse("content://");
Cursor sites = managedQuery(uri, null, null, null, null);

The returned Cursor contains the following fields:

String[] fields = new String[] { "_ID", "CODE", "NAME", "RSSURL" };

Developed By

  • Eric Kok (Original developer)
  • Steve Garon
  • Gabor Tanka
  • Eric Taix
  • Alon Albert
  • John Conrad
  • Toon Schoenmakers
  • Gabor Foldvari
  • Marco Furlando
  • Mário Franco
  • Martin Piffault
  • Colby Brown
  • Thomas Riccardi
  • and others...


Copyright 2010-2016 Eric Kok et al.

Transdroid Torrent Search is free software: you can redistribute 
it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General 
Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, 
either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later 

Transdroid Torrent Search is distributed in the hope that it will 
be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied 
See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public 
License along with Transdroid.  If not, see <>.

Some code/libraries are used in the project:

  • RssParser (learning-android) by Tane Piper (Public Domain)