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How To Install Django On Android [With Pictures]

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Install Django On Android

Nowadays, Python is the most popular Programming Language in the world; the one reason for its popularity is that it is incredibly easy to learn and use.
Python is interpreted as a high-level programming language for general-purpose programming. You can use it for both Desktop and Web Applications Development.

There are a few frameworks that provide us the ability to develop web applications in Python, like Django, Flask, Tornado, Falcon, Hug, Sanic, aiohttp, Pyramid, etc.

The most popular Python Web Framework is Django.

In this article, you will get the ultimate guide on how to install Django on Android.

Let’s Get Started…

Video Tutorial

 

Step 1:

First of all, you will need a terminal; in my opinion, Termux is the best terminal for Android.

Download it from the below link

Download Termux

Step 2:

Download Hacker’s Keyboard

This keyboard allows you the Ctrl, Alt, Esc, Arrow keys.

Download it from the below link

Hacker’s Keyboard

Step 3:

Open Termux.

And install Python by entering the following command

pkg install python

Python setup size is about 5.4 MB

Python has been downloaded successfully.

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Step 4:

Create a new directory for Django

Use the following command to check your current directory

pwd

To create a new directory, use the following command

mkdir directory_name

I am creating a ‘Django’ directory

After creating a new directory, enter it by

cd directory_name

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Step 5:

Install Virtual Environment to create environment for your project. For this, use this command

pip install virtualenv

After installing the virtual environment, create a virtual environment by using this command

virtualenv env

Then activate the virtual environment with the following command

. env/bin/activate

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After environment activation, install Django in the same directory where you have installed virtual environment, by typing

pip install django

You can check your Django version by using the following command

django-admin --version

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Step 6:

Create a Django Project

To create a new project, use the following command

django-admin startproject testsite .

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Here I am creating a “testsite” project.

After creating a project, you can see your project by this command:

ls

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Now use this command for migration

python manage.py migrate

Step 7:

This is the last step

Here we will run the server.

Use the following code to run the server

python manage.py runserver

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The server has started successfully.

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Now, open your browser and enter the default Django server address.

http://127.0.0.1:8000/

And hit the enter key

You will see the Django welcome page

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It means Django has been successfully installed.

You can close the server by pressing Ctrl+C

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Now, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to let me know through comment or email, I will try to help you.

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23 Comments

  1. Kimbu Alain says:

    Do I need a PC to do this

    1. Abdussalam says:

      I have gone throug all the steps and it worked so thank you

  2. All works fine on Samsung tab, many thanks!

  3. Infelizmente nao funciona

  4. Amazing tutorial thanks alot

  5. Great post and thank you. I am a little stuck on the [virtualenv env] command in Step 5. It is returning the error:

    PermissionError: [Errno 1] Operation not permitted: ‘python’ -> ‘/storage/emulated/0/Python/Django_base/env/bin/python3’

    Note that I had to enable app permissions for Termux to be allowed to create directories etc. Do I need to enable further permissions to continue past this step?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated. I’m about to start a course on Django and have an Android Tablet to work on.

    Cheers,
    David

    1. You need to grant read/write permission for Termux app. Do it from Apps manager (system app in Android devices)

  6. Sundararajan S says:

    Thank you very much. Very helpful.

  7. thanks you are the best
    it really worked thanks

  8. Márton Viktor says:

    I dont have manage.py file in the directory , someone else with that issue ? Should i create it on my own or is it created automatically ?

    1. manage.py file will create automatically, if you didn’t find it, then you should delete the old directory and retry the whole process.

  9. Hi, I am stuck in step 6. I keep getting “django-admin: command not found.”
    How do I get rid of this?

  10. James mwendwa says:

    Am through with the installation
    Now how can I start coding my Django codes on the android

  11. Taiwo Rufus Covenant says:

    This is really amazing. I’ve almost gave that I can only use my Pydroid 3 to script. But this worked well. The only issue I’m having now is this. The URL given refused to open on my browser. What can I do?

  12. i din’t see my django project folder on my phone storage

  13. Pankaj Joshi says:

    Man thanks a lot ???? for your steps ????
    They are working well

  14. At the last step I’m getting error as “cant open file no such file or directory”

    1. That port maybe already in use, tell Django to use a different port by entering python manage.py runserver 8001 and cycle through higher numbers until you find an open port.

  15. Thanks so so much
    you made everything easy like ABC

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