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TestVerify your app with our simulator, devices & test automation tools

DeployGenerate native binaries for all device types using the Codename One build cloud

One of a kind set of features

Codename One makes cross platform development simple, seamless and maintainable

High DPI Support

Layout managers, multi-images, 9-piece borders and dozens of features designed to dynamically adapt your UI to all resolutions/densities.

Builtin Common Controls

Side menus, swipe containers, pull to refresh, infinite scroll and many other patterns are builtin

Full access to native

When you need to integrate with native features you can invoke Objective-C/Dalvik code thru native interfaces while maintaining portability!

Works with All IDE's!

NetBean, Eclipse & IntelliJ are fully supported

High Performance

Codename One is native to Android and generates native C code for iOS. It's as if you coded the app in C by hand.

GUI Builder/Fast Simulator

Apps can be hand coded or built with drag and drop, the Codename One device simulator is remarkably fast for short development cycles

Desktop & JavaScript targets

You can build a desktop Mac/Windows app as well as a JavaScript app that can run in the browser

Open Source

Codename One is completely open source

Vibrant Developer Community

The developer community shares code, tips and information including many open source libraries

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Apps built with Codename One

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What our customers are saying about us

Customer Testimonails

I can highly recommend this product to anyone looking for an affordable cross-platform development toolchain that works! A few things that stand out to me are access to native functionality via native interface, easy extension with third-party libraries, active developer support and attractive pricing.

Chidiebere Okwudire Freelance Mobile App Developer at SMash ICT Solutions & Senior Software Engineer at Sioux, Netherlands
Customer Testimonails

[...] since finding Codename One I can utilise my existing Java knowledge and deliver native apps for both platforms from a single codebase in half the time, at half the cost, with no need to hire anyone.

Gareth Murfin Freelance Android Developer, Taiwan
Customer Testimonails

With over 2 million [active] installations I can safely state that Codename One is a mature, solid and reliable platform, that allows you to concentrate developing your app and not platform specific implementations.It works beautifully, with heavy duty apps and helped dramatically reduce development costs.

Ram Nathaniel CEO and Founder of MathUnderground, Israel
Customer Testimonails

Codename One greatly reduces our development time and costs, while giving us the ability to deliver a custom experience in each platform when needed. Going from design to a working app is a breeze, so we can focus in a strong core for all platforms.

Fabrício Cabeça Senior Developer at Pmovil, Brazil
Customer Testimonails

Fast and efficient way to eliminate the hassle of targeting multiple platforms, without resorting to HTML5!

Rex Green Vision24, South Africa
Customer Testimonails

Codename One has proven to be a productive tool for us - a true write once run anywhere solution!

Fabrizio Grassi Chemetall, Italy
Customer Testimonails

My client requested some non conventional requirements and Codename One gave us good answers for all the challenges that we faced during the app development. Simply a great framework!

Hélio Rugani Sócio Proprietário, Brazil
Customer Testimonails

Codename One has given us the ability to develop apps for all mobile platforms in a short period of time and at a very low cost. Codename One is the most innovative tool of this current generation and I would advise to all developers to try it out today!

Lucky Oscar Masango Founder and CTO at BOi Global Group, South Africa
Customer Testimonails

I believe Codename one is the best cross platform tool for application development, it's simple and fast. One of the best things I've found in codename one is its native access that really allowed us to add functionalities without limiting developers to platform capabilities.

Ali Sayed Senior Developer, Egypt
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Latest Posts From Our Blog

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Logged Versions

When we get a crash report one of our first questions is "when did you build this?".
The answer is often too vague to trace the specific version, so we end up with a mixture of guessing.

The main issue is that there are different version values. They conflict with one another. They can be confusing and they can be inaccurate.

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Questions of the Week XV

We are on the final stretch of 3.5 getting ready for the codefreeze that will go into effect in the middle of next week. With that in mind we have last minute features we are trying to get out of the door and unfortunately had to skip some big tasks. One of the big problems is the iOS server migration which we couldn't fit into the schedule. The peer component changes made it to Android but aren't set as the default, this makes the most sense in the current state. We'll probably flip the switch to the new peer components after the release.

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Featured App - Ana Paltel

Millions of Codename One apps are installed on devices every month. Most of them aren't in the gallery and are never featured in this recurring segment. We are looking for something exceptional in apps that we feature here and Ana Paltel fits that bill. It has a very polished UI and it is shipped by a major operator. It uses some unique Codename One features to boot making it even more interesting.

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How I Chose my Replacement for Parse.com

When I first read the announcement that Parse.com would shut down on January 28th 2017, I went from disbelief (it’s probably an early April fool’s joke) to rage (how could they do that?!) to sadness (oh no! it was a great service) and finally to utter confusion (where do I go from here and what do I do with my apps - parse4cn1, two MVPs for clients and an upcoming rewrite of Medex for which I was planning to use Parse.com as backend?). A few months down the line, a lot has happened such as the release of the open source Parse Server (yay!) and subsequently the Parse Dashboard. However, I still had to decide what do with my apps and I guess you have to as well.

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