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Innovative User Interfaces Made Easy


Kivy is a Python library for development of multi-touch enabled media rich applications. The aim is to allow for quick and easy interaction design and rapid prototyping, while making your code reusable and deployable.

Kivy is written in Python, based on OpenGL and supports different input devices such as: Mouse, Dual Mouse, TUIO, WiiMote, WM_TOUCH, HIDtouch, Apple's products and so on.

Kivy is actively being developed by a community and free to use. It operates on all major platforms (Linux, OSX, Windows, Android).

/!The main resource for information is the website:

Installation, Documentation, Examples

Extensive installation instructions as well as tutorials and general documentation, including an API reference can be found at:

An offline version in PDF format is also available. Kivy ships with a bunch of examples that can be found in the examples/ folder.


If you need assistance, you can ask for help on our mailing list:

We also have an IRC channel (expect responses mostly in the day hours of CET):

  • Server :
  • Channel : #kivy

Other Python/MT resources

Another vision tracking system we are working on. Can be used to give life to DIY multitouch hardware.

THE resource and research community for open source multi touch and other natural user interfaces.


  • Kivy is licensed under the terms of the MIT, check the LICENSE file.
  • The provided fonts DroidSans.ttf and DroidSansMono.ttf are licensed under the terms of the Apache 2.0 License. The license can be found at
  • The current UI design has been adapted from Moblintouch theme's SVGs, licensed under the terms of the LGPL 2.1.
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