A native library providing a Tinder-like cards effect. A card can be constructed using an image and displayed with animation effects, dismiss-to-like and dismiss-to-unlike, and use different sorting mechanisms.
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Swipeable cards: Tinder-like cards library for Android

Swipeable-cards is a native library for Android that provide a Tinder card like effect. A card can be constructed using an image and displayed with animation effects, dismiss-to-like and dismiss-to-unlike, and use different sorting mechanisms.

The library is compatible for Android versions 3.0 (API Level 11) and upwards.

A library and a sample application are provided with the code.

Example Image Example Image


Download the library with git and import it into your project (right now there is only Gradle support, so you need to import it writing in your build.gradle the following:

compile project(':AndTinder')

and in your settings.gradle

include 'AndTinder'

You can also download it via MavenCentral and Gradle:

dependencies {
   compile 'com.github.kikoso:SwipeableCards:1.1-RELEASE@aar'

When you have included the library in your project, you need to proceeed as follows. First, create a container to store the cards.

     android:layout_height="fill_parent" />

From your Activity, inflate into a CardContainer the container you declared in your XML

mCardContainer = (CardContainer) findViewById(R.id.layoutview);

The card container can sort the cards either ordered or disordered:


Now you need to create your cards. The procedure is quite simple: you just need to create an object CardView and provide the image resource you want to add:

CardModel card = new CardModel("Title1", "Description goes here", r.getDrawable(R.drawable.picture1);

Additionally, you can set up a Delegate to be notified when the image is being liked or disliked:

card.setOnCardDimissedListener(new CardModel.OnCardDismissedListener() {
     public void onLike() {
          Log.d("Swipeable Card", "I liked it");

     public void onDislike() {
          Log.d("Swipeable Card", "I did not liked it");

Or when it is clicked:

card.setOnClickListener(new CardModel.OnClickListener() {
     public void OnClickListener() {
          Log.i("Swipeable Cards","I am pressing the card");

Finally, use an adapter to link the cards and the container:

SimpleCardStackAdapter adapter = new SimpleCardStackAdapter(this);
adapter.add(new CardModel("Title1", "Description goes here", r.getDrawable(R.drawable.picture1)));

Version history

  • 14.02.2015: Version 0.3: Fixed bugs with the cards locations and updated to the latest build tools
  • 4.06.2014: Published the version 0.2 with several improvements thanks to Dr-Emann
  • 13.05.2014: Published the first version 0.1

Next steps

There are many things that can be done with this library.

  • Allow custom templates
  • Extend image personalization options
  • Recreate the container when it has been emptied

If you want to colaborate with the project or have any idea to be implemented feel free to submit a pull request or to write an issue!

Also, if you have used AndTinder on your app and you let me know, I can link it from here :)


Enrique López Mañas - eenriquelopez@gmail.com


Copyright 2014 Enrique López Mañas

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