Kivy - Interactive Applications and Games in Python - Second Edition

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  • Build responsive user interfaces (UIs) using the Kivy language and the Kivy widgets
  • Master the use of the Kivy canvas to display graphics on screen
  • Keep the UI updated on user input and screen size with Kivy properties
  • Bind and unbind Kivy events to control widgets, touches, the mouse, the keyboard, and animations
  • Scale, rotate, and translate widgets using finger gestures
  • Create and use your own gestures, and control multiple touches on the screen
  • Enhance your widgets with behaviors, animations, and transitions
  • Debug your application with the Kivy inspector

Kivy - Interactive Applications and Games in Python Second Edition, will equip you with all the necessary knowledge to create interactive, responsive, and cross-platform applications and games.

This book introduces the Kivy language and the necessary components so you can implement a graphical user interface (GUI) and learn techniques to handle events, detect gestures, and control multi-touch actions. You will learn strategies to animate your applications, and obtain interactive, professional-looking, and responsive results. You will be applying this knowledge throughout the book by developing three applications and tackling their diverse programming challenges.

  • Utilize the power of Kivy to develop applications that run on all the major platforms
  • Build user interfaces (UI) and control multi-touch events to improve the user experience (UX)
  • A comprehensive tutorial with simplified code and lots of tips and tricks
Page Count 206
Course Length 6 hours 10 minutes
ISBN 9781785286926
Date Of Publication 28 Jun 2015


Roberto Ulloa

Roberto Ulloa has a diverse academic record in multiple disciplines within the field of computer science. Currently, he is working with artificial societies as part of his PhD thesis at the University of Western Ontario. He obtained an MSc degree from the University of Costa Rica and taught programming and computer networking there. He has earned a living as a web developer, working with Python/Django and PHP/Wordpress. He collaborates with various researchers while also working on his own projects, including his blog ( He constantly worries that the Internet has already become aware of itself and that we are not able to communicate with it because of the improbability of it being able to speak any of the 6,000-plus odd human languages that exist on the planet.