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Kivy

Python UI framework for making outstanding desktop and mobile applications

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Organizations

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r2 Solutions GmbH

$4,400 USD since Feb 2019

2
Bluedynamics KG (zworkb)

$3,400 USD since Feb 2019

3
Autosport Labs

$1,260 USD since Apr 2019

4
Triplebyte

$500 USD since Jan 2019

5
Zilupe Development

$400 USD since Jul 2019

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Alant Health

$300 USD since Dec 2020

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Reflektor Consult

$250 USD since Dec 2020

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Prudential Technology Ltd

$200 USD since Apr 2021

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iChemAnalytics GmbH

$170 USD since Dec 2021

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tntinfor.com

$105 USD since Dec 2020

Individuals

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Gabriel Pettier

$1,400 USD since Nov 2018

2
Andre Miras

$1,000 USD since May 2022

3
John Buckley

$900 USD since Mar 2019

4
Mathieu VIRBEL

$580 USD since Nov 2018

5
Daniel Foerster

$575 USD since Nov 2019

6
Roman Evstifeev

$500 USD since Feb 2019

7
Incognito

$500 USD since Dec 2019

8
Kjetil Andre Liknes

$470 USD since Nov 2018

9
Dave McCormick (mackrackit)

$470 USD since Feb 2019

10
Chris McGlown

$400 USD since Jul 2019

Kivy is all of us

Our contributors 184

Thank you for supporting Kivy.

Gabriel Pettier

Admin

$1,400 USD

Mathieu VIRBEL

Admin

$580 USD

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r2 Solutions ...

Sponsor

$4,400 USD

Bluedynamics ...

Sponsor

$3,400 USD

Autosport Labs

Backer

$1,260 USD

Andre Miras

$1,000 USD

John Buckley

Backer

$900 USD

Thank you for all the hard work

Daniel Foerster

Backer

$575 USD

Awesome library and a great community.

Triplebyte

Backer

$500 USD

Roman Evstifeev

Backer

$500 USD

incognito

$500 USD

Kjetil Andre ...

Backer

$470 USD

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Monthly financial contribution to Kivy (Backer)

Credit from Crypto Mark to Kivy

+$5.00USD
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Monthly financial contribution to Kivy (Backer)

Credit from tomplast to Kivy

+$5.00USD
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+$5.00USD
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Today’s balance

$20,088.93 USD

Total raised

$21,307.43 USD

Total disbursed

$1,218.50 USD

Estimated annual budget

$5,442.82 USD

About


Introduction

The Kivy project, through the Kivy framework and its sister projects (Python-for-Android, Kivy-ios, Buildozer, PyJnius, PyObjus…), aims to provide all the tools to create desktop and mobile applications in Python, with great flexibility and ease.

Why funding

Despite its success, Kivy is not backed by any company, and for all of its existence (since 2010), none of the developers have been employed to work on improving it. While more than a few companies depend on it to build products, this rarely gives time to more than incremental improvements, bigger roadblocks can take longer to resolve.

For this reason we are asking the community to help fund the development of the framework, and associated tools, allowing it to continue thriving in a fully open source and liberally licensed (MIT) way.

The plan

We think the better use of such funding, is to try to employ core developpers full time (starting with one), to work on the project, using this time to advance the larger goals of the project. This would include:

  • Resolving important (and sometime long standing) bugs reported by the community
  • Reviewing and give useful feedback on pull requests to get them in a mergeable state.
  • Keeping the tools up to date with a moving ecosystem (Android, iOS, but also desktop platforms, and new Python versions)
  • Implementing missing features.

Every month, founded developers would:

  • Look at the amount of money raised last month,
  • Convert it to an amount of days that can be dedicated,
  • Write a mail detailing the work that is planned for month,
  • At the end of the month, write a summary about what's been achieved.

The amount of money asked is considered based on experience and geographical location of chosen developers.

Developers

We plan to start by funding Mathieu Virbel, one of the most long-standing contributors and leading visionary of the project. Mathieu contributed many of the fundamental concepts and technical foundations to make Kivy possible, and for several years has worked to build a consulting company using the framework in many different projects. This also allows him a flexible enough working environment to consider ramping up paid contributions as they come.

Once the objective to fund him full time is achieved, we'll consider next applicant on similar criteria, that is, commitment to the project, and ability to adapt to that payment model.

Our team

Mathieu VIRBEL

Admin
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