Kivy

Open source

Python UI framework for making outstanding desktop and mobile applications

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Financial contributions

Custom contribution

Donation

Make a custom one time or recurring contribution to support this collective.
+ 62

61 individuals and 5 organizations have contributed

Recurring contribution

Backer

Support us with a monthly donation and help us continue our activities.

Starts at

$5 USD / month

+ 33

35 individuals and 2 organizations have contributed

Recurring contribution

Sponsor

Become a sponsor and get your logo on our README on Github with a link to your site.

Starts at

$100 USD / month

1 individual and 3 organizations have contributed

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1

Gabriel Pettier

$1k USD since Nov 2018

2

John Buckley

$200 USD since Mar 2019

3

Roman Evstifeev

$180 USD since Feb 2019

4

Ryan Bertram

$125 USD since Jun 2019

5

Kjetil Andre Liknes

$120 USD since Nov 2018

6

Vivek Narayan

$100 USD since Jan 2019

7

Chris McGlown

$100 USD since Jul 2019

8

Stoycho Stoychev

$90 USD since Feb 2019

9

tc

$90 USD since Feb 2019

10

Erik Sandberg

$90 USD since Feb 2019

11

Michal Michaela

$90 USD since Mar 2019

12

Grant Hulegaard

$75 USD since Sep 2019

13

el3phanten

$65 USD since Mar 2019

14

Michael Blankenship

$53 USD since Feb 2019

15

Pierre-Emmanuel FEGA

$50 USD since Jan 2019

Organizations

1

r2 Solutions GmbH

$900 USD since Feb 2019

2

Bluedynamics KG (...

$900 USD since Feb 2019

3

Zilupe Development

$300 USD since Jul 2019

4

Triplebyte

$255 USD since Jan 2019

5

Autosport Labs

$210 USD since Apr 2019

Budget

See how money openly circulates through Kivy. All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!

Donation to Kivy

David Whiteley | 10/10/2019 | View Details 
+$50.00USD

Monthly donation to Kivy (Sponsor)

Gabriel Pettier | 10/3/2019 | View Details 
+$100.00USD

Donation to Kivy

Dmytro Rabotiahov | 10/2/2019 | View Details 
+$10.00USD

Today’s balance

$5,278.49 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $7,650.01 USD

Kivy is all of us

Our contributors 68

Everyone who has supported Kivy. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Gabriel Pettier
Collective Admin

Total contributions

$1,200 USD

Mathieu VIRBEL
Collective Admin
r2 Solutions ...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$900 USD

Bluedynamics ...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$900 USD

Zilupe Develo...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$300 USD

Triplebyte
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$255 USD

Autosport Labs
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$210 USD

John Buckley
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$200 USD

Thank you for all the hard work

Roman Evstifeev
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$180 USD

Ryan Bertram
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$125 USD

I've been a developer for 9 years & kivy is one of the best tools for cross platform GUI development. It needs our support!

Kjetil Andre ...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$120 USD

Vivek Narayan
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$100 USD

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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.