The Toga backend for Android is toga-android.


toga-android requires Android SDK 24 (Android 7 / Nougat) or newer.


toga-android must be manually installed into an Android project; The recommended approach for deploying toga-android is to use Briefcase to package your app.

Implementation details

The toga-android backend uses the Android Java API, with Material3 widgets. It uses Chaquopy to provide a bridge to the native Android Java libraries and implement Java interfaces from Python.

Platform-specific APIs

Activities and Intents

On Android, some interactions are managed using Activities, which are started using Intents.

Android’s implementation of the toga.App class includes the method start_activity(), which can be used to start an activity.

toga_android.App.start_activity(self, activity, *options, on_complete=None)

Start a native Android activity.

  • activity – The android.content.Intent instance to start

  • options – Any additional arguments to pass to the native call.

  • on_complete – A callback to invoke when the activity completes. The callback will be invoked with 2 arguments: the result code, and the result data.

To use this method, instantiate an instance of android.content.Intent; optionally, provide additional arguments, and a callback that will be invoked when the activity completes. For example, to dial a phone number with the Intent.ACTION_DIAL intent:

from android.content import Intent
from import Uri

intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_DIAL)

def number_dialed(result, data):
    # result is the status code (e.g., Activity.RESULT_OK)
    # data is the value returned by the activity.

# Assuming your toga.App app instance is called `app`
app._impl.start_activity(intent, on_complete=number_dialed)