Polaroyd | Android Universal Photo App Template

Polaroyd | Android Universal Photo App Template

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24 Dec 2021
• Updated all libraries
• Supported android 12 devices
• Fixed admob issues
• Migrated to AndroidX
• Updated manifest to support android 12 and admob
• Gradle updated
• File provider updated
• Apk updated
• Fixed image path issue in share image method
19 June 2020
• Created new repository for the project.
• Full app change logs.
• Gradle updated.
• sdk updated to 28.
• Full app files updated to AndroidX.
• Documentation updated.
23 July 2019
• Improved the Home Screen design by alignment and layout settings 
• Fixed the bug of loading old data on App
• Upgraded for the support of Android Version 9.0 
• Improved the layout of scroll view for “Filters” 
• Improved Picture Background designs and alignments
• Fixed Back Stack issues 
16 April 2018
• Updated to Android Studio 3.1.1
• Removed all dependencies of play-services | left only this one in build.gradle:
     implementation ''

11 April 2018 • Updated to Android Studio 3.1 • Updated ‘compileSdkVersion’ and ‘targetSdkVersion’ to 27 in build.gradle • Replaced ‘compile’ with ‘implementation’ in build.gradle (Module: app) • Updated classpath ‘’ in build.gradle (Project:)

Polaroyd is a Universal App Template where you can take photos with the Camera or pick them from Gallery and edit them like a Pro with nice photo filters and Brightness. You can choose between different Polaroid frames and add a caption to your pictures, then share them to Facebook, Twitter, Mail, SMS, etc.

Polaroyd is a native Android Studio project, Universal, super easy to customize.

What about free support for this template?

I can offer free support for bugs encountered in the original code. Instead, if you’ve edited the code and messed something up with it, I may apply some fee to fix it either via TeamViewer or by checking your app project files directly on my computer.

How do I rename the app’s package name?

Read this tutorial to learn how to rename a package name:

Should I use the latest version of Android Studio to edit this template?

Yes, I always update my apps to the latest version of the IDE and you also should make sure you’ve updated the Android Tools to their latest version of the Android SDK manager.

The demo APK crashes on startup

Make sure that the minimum Android version of your device is the one listed in the FEATURES section below. If the problem persists, please contact me by my profile’s contact form and send me the Logcat message of you get when the app crashes along with the steps you made to reproduce the crash. Please note that not all real devices print an error Logcat message, in this case just run the APK into the Android Studio’s emulator and you’ll surely get the red messages about your issue.

How do I remove AdMob banner ads?

  1. Enter the .xml files where there’s an AdView and remove its code:
  2. Enter the .java files where there’s an AdRequest instance into its onCreate() method and remove its code:
            // Init AdMob banner
            AdView mAdView = (AdView) findViewById(;
            AdRequest adRequest = new AdRequest.Builder().build();
  3. Lastly, remove the play-services-ads reference in the build.gradle file:
        compile ''

  • Android Studio 3.x – Universal – Android 5.0+
  • Admob banners
  • Apply nice photo filters to your pictures
  • Set a caption short text over the Polaroid frame
  • Set custom frames for your images
  • PDF User Guide and PSD included
  • Easy to customize | Well commented code

  • Apple Mac or Windows PC with their latest OS version installed
  • The latest version of Android Studio and some knowledge about its UI interface
  • Photoshop or any other image editor software
  • A Google Developer account to submit apps to the Play Store
  • An AdMob account to generate your own banner UNIT ID