python-for-android 0.5 released

We’ve just officially released python-for-android 0.5. The new version can be downloaded via pip, or will be used by buildozer automatically in new installations. This release contains about 300 commits from almost 40 different contributors. Thanks to everyone involved!

python-for-android is a packaging tool for turning Python scripts and apps into Android APKs. It was originally created for use with the Kivy graphical framework, but now supports multiple kinds of Python app including Kivy, PySDL2, a webview interface with Flask or other webserver backend, plain Python scripts without a GUI, or other possibilities such as Python builds for use in other applications.

This release contains many fixes and improvements to all parts of the toolchain. Now that these have been released as stable, we intend to move quickly to make some larger improvements including supporting gradle builds, and better support for Python 3 in some recipes.

For full instructions and further information, see the python-for-android documentation.