Plyer is a platform-independent Python wrapper for platform-dependent APIs
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Plyer is a platform-independent api to use features commonly found on various platforms, notably mobile ones, in Python.


Plyer tries not to reinvent the wheel, and will call for external libraries to implement the api in the easiest way, depending on the current platform.

  • on python-for-android, pyjnius is used
  • on kivy-ios, pyobjus is used
  • on windows/mac/linux, commonly found libraries and programs will be used

Supported APIs

Platform Android iOS Windows OS X Linux
Accelerometer X X   X X
Barometer X        
Call X X      
Camera (taking picture) X X      
GPS X X      
Gravity X        
IR Blaster X        
Notifications X   X X X
Text to speech X X X X X
Email (open mail client) X X X X X
Vibrator X X      
Sms (send messages) X X      
Compass X X      
Unique ID X X X X X
Gyroscope X X      
Light X        
Battery X X X X X
Native file chooser     X X X
Orientation X        
Proximity X        
Audio recording X        
Flash X X      
Wifi     X X X
Temperature X        


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

We also have an IRC channel:

  • Server :
  • Port : 6667, 6697 (SSL only)
  • Channel : #kivy


We love pull requests and discussing novel ideas. Check out our contribution guide and feel free to improve Plyer.

The following mailing list and IRC channel are used exclusively for discussions about developing the Kivy framework and its sister projects:

IRC channel:

  • Server :
  • Port : 6667, 6697 (SSL only)
  • Channel : #kivy-dev


Plyer is released under the terms of the MIT License. Please refer to the LICENSE file.