Project Url: LouisCAD/Splitties
Introduction: A family of small Kotlin libraries for delightful Android development
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Splitties is a collection of small independent Android libraries that aims to make developing apps and libraries for Android (including Wear, TV, Things, Auto and ChromeOS targeted) easier and more fun.

Some modules are similar to what Anko provides. See a short comparison of Splitties with Anko here.

This project is named "Splitties" because it is split in small modules, distributed as independent Android libraries, so you can add only the ones you need to your project/module, helping reduce the size of the final apk.

Each module has been designed to have a small footprint and be as efficient as possible.

All the splits


Gradle instructions

Make sure you have jcenter() in the repositories defined in your project's (root) build.gradle file (default for new Android Studio projects).

Add the version of the library to not repeat yourself if you use multiple artifacts, and make sure their versions are in sync by adding an ext property into your root project build.gradle file:

allProjects {
    ext {
        splitties_version = "3.0.0-alpha04"
Here are all the artifacts of this library. Just use the ones you need. (Click to expand) kts implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-activities:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-alertdialog:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-alertdialog-appcompat:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-appctx:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-arch-lifecycle:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-arch-room:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-bitflags:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-bundle:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-checkedlazy:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-collections:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-dimensions:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-exceptions:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-fragments:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-fragmentargs:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-initprovider:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-intents:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-lifecycle-coroutines:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-mainhandler:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-mainthread:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-material-colors:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-material-lists:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-preferences:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-resources:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-snackbar:$splitties_version") debugImplementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-stetho-init:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-systemservices:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-toast:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-typesaferecyclerview:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-views:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-views-appcompat:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-views-cardview:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-views-coroutines:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-views-dsl:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-views-dsl-appcompat:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-views-dsl-constraintlayout:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-views-dsl-coordinatorlayout:$splitties_version") debugImplementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-views-dsl-ide-preview:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-views-dsl-material:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-views-dsl-recyclerview:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-views-material:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-views-recyclerview:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-views-selectable:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-views-selectable-appcompat:$splitties_version") implementation("com.louiscad.splitties:splitties-views-selectable-constraintlayout:$splitties_version")


Let's say you need a new feature or a fix that did not make it to a release yet:

You can grab it in the latest snapshot by adding the snapshots repository and changing the library version to the -SNAPSHOT version in your root project build.gradle file:

allProjects {
    repositories {
        jcenter() // Add snapshots repo below
        maven { url 'https://oss.jfrog.org/artifactory/oss-snapshot-local' }
    ext {
        splitties_version = '3.0.0-SNAPSHOT' // Change this line

If you need to, you can browse the deployed snapshots on artifactory with the native browser or the web app so you can pick a specific snapshot.

Other build systems

For maven and alternative build-systems, check the Bintray page.

New versions notifications

To get notified for new versions, be sure to click on "Watch" on the splitties Bintray page.

Improve this library

If you want this library to have a new feature or an improvement in a new or in an existing module, please, open an issue or vote/comment a similar one first, so it can be discussed.

Documentation contributions are also welcome. For typos or other small improvements, feel free to submit a PR (pull request) directly. For more significant doc contributions, please, open an issue first so it can be discussed.

If you find a bug, please open an issue with all the important details. If you know a simple fix that is not API breaking and that does not have side-effects that need to be considered, you may also directly submit a PR.

What is a split

A "split" is a module of the Splitties library that you can add as a dependency. It only includes the required transitive dependencies. This allows you to only add what you need in your app or library module, so the final apk is as small as possible and doesn't include stuff not used by your app.

Let's say you're build an Android Wear app using the Views DSL. Android Wear apps don't need AppCompat. Including it would be a waste of bandwidth and storage. The Views DSL core module relies on the Android SDK but not on AppCompat, so you don't bloat your wrist app with AppCompat by using Views DSL. However, if you are building a phone, tablet or computer Android app, there's a Views DSL AppCompat split with a few extensions for you to use.


Special thanks to Jovche Mitrejchevski for helping in taking decisions for this project.

Thanks to JetBrains and the contributors for Anko, which was a great source of inspiration, especially for Views DSL, and of course thanks for the excellent Kotlin programming language that makes this project possible.

Thanks to Doug Stevenson for his articles "Kotlin & Android: A Brass Tacks Experiment". It is fair to say that Views DSL has its root in this experiment.


This library is published under Apache License version 2.0 which you can see here.

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