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Kivy – Interactive Applications and Games in Python - Second Edition by Roberto Ulloa

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Chapter 1. GUI Basics – Building an Interface

Kivy is a free, open source Python library that allows for quick and easy development of highly interactive multiplatform applications. Kivy's execution speed is comparable to the native mobile alternative, Java for Android or Objective C for iOS. Moreover, Kivy has the huge advantage of being able to run on multiple platforms, just as HTML5 does; in which case, Kivy performs better because it doesn't rely on a heavy browser, and many of its components are implemented in C using the Cython library in such a way that most of the graphics processing runs directly in the GPU. Kivy strikes a great balance between performance and portability across various hardware and software environments. Kivy emerges ...

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