Introducing AndroidStarters

Ravindra Kumar
Jul 27, 2017 · 4 min read
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Why was this developed?

I used to be a freelance Android Developer where I worked on new projects every two months. I followed the same architecture for all my projects. Every time I started on a new one, it would easily take 2–4 weeks for configuring various libraries, developing, debugging and hacking.

Boilerplate destruction

To eliminate all this re-work I created a Yeoman generator: generator-android-mvp-starter, which would get my project up and running within minutes. I had everything configured to my taste, the architecture, libraries, tools, testing suite, etc. This not only solved my problems, it saved me a lot of time and increased my productivity.

AndroidStarters to the rescue

A nifty web app that abstracts all the complexity behind a simple 3-step process:

  1. Choose your architecture
  2. Hit Build!
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Just another bootstrap/boilerplate project?

No. This isn’t another bootstrap project. There are loads of good boilerplate examples available on Github.

Behind the magic

The idea originated from by my guru Donn. I used a lot of code from it, as it’s open source. You can check it out on GitHub.


  • Add more architecture samples
  • Sample for Google’s New Android Architecture Components
  • Provide an option for developer to COMPOSE the project as per his needs. e.g: Enter AppName->Enter PackageName-> Provide options to select and configure all the libraries.
  • Create Android Studio templates for AndroidStarters.
  • Create real world starters, E-commerce Starter, Chat Starter etc.

Thanks to all Android Architecture Evangelists


We also have the new architecture components from Google lead, Yigit Boyar ;)

Open source

Entire source code is open-source. Please feel free to contribute.

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