implement android pinterest app like multi column list view.
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Open source project in order to implement pinterest like list view on android. (You can check how pinterest app looks like form below link..)

This project is statred based on sony deveoper's blog post 'making your own 3d list'.

But, currenty it is implemented based on android framework 2.3's list view source. You can check modified list view sources in internal package.

Not supported Features

  • Entry from XML layout.
  • Choice Mode & Item Selection.
  • Filter
  • Handle Key Event & Arrow Scrolling..

Screen Shot

This is a screen shot of sample activity.

Example Image

How to use

Import this library with Eclipse

There's a issue with Eclipse when using Existing Android Code Into Workspace. (It' s a known bug with Eclipse.) Use Existing Projects Into Workspace instead. It works perfectly.

To run Sample App.

  1. clone project.

  2. run on your android phone.

  3. in option menu, you can add items or lunch pull-to-refresh sample.

To use Pinterest Like Multi Column View.

  1. check this project as library project.

  2. MultiColumListView is the view what you need.

To use pull-to-refresh features.

  1. check this project as library project.

  2. MultiColumnPullToRefreshListView class in extra folder is what you need.


  • plaColumnNumber

    Number of column. (default value is 2)

  • plaLandscapeColumnNumber

    Number of column in landscape mode (the orientation that window's width is longer than height.)

Overridable Methods

PLA_ListView was made based on Android 2.3 Framework's ListView, and support those protected methods to let a user customize list view's behavior.

protected void onMeasureChild(View child, int position, int widthMeasureSpec, int heightMeasureSpec);	

protected void onItemAddedToList(int position, boolean flow );

protected void onLayoutSync(int syncPos);

protected void onLayoutSyncFinished(int syncPos);	

protected int getFillChildBottom();

protected int getFillChildTop();

protected int getScrollChildBottom(); 

protected int getScrollChildTop();

protected int getItemLeft(int pos);

protected int getItemTop( int pos );	

protected int getItemBottom( int pos );

protected void onAdjustChildViews( boolean down );


Any kinds of helps (bug report / pull request / suggestions) are welcomed =)

If you are submitting a patch, please add your name to


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