Android application plugin for Tutor

This is a plugin to easily build an Android mobile application for your Open edX instance.


pip install tutor-android


Enable the plugin:

tutor plugins enable android

To build the application in debug mode, run:

tutor android build debug

The .apk file will then be available in $(tutor config printroot)/data/android. Transfer it to an Android phone to install the application. You should be able to sign in and view available courses.

Building a custom Android app

The Android app is built from the official edx-app-android repository. To change this repository or the app version, you can simply build a different docker image with:

tutor images build \
    --build-arg ANDROID_APP_REPOSITORY= \
    --build-arg ANDROID_APP_VERSION=master \
Releasing an Android app

Note: this is an untested feature.

Releasing an Android app on the Play Store requires to build the app in release mode. To do so, edit the $TUTOR_ROOT/config.yml configuration file and define the following variables:


Then, place your keystore file in $(tutor config printroot)/env/plugins/android/apps/app.keystore. Finally, build the application with:

tutor android build release
Customising the Android app

Customising the application, such as the logo or the background image, is currently not supported. If you are interested by this feature, please tell us about it in the Tutor discussion forums.


This software is licensed under the terms of the AGPLv3.