MobileKit for iOS & Android

Taking a picture from your camera to apply on a Material or sharing your best score with a screenshot of your game are certainly common features many developers want to handle quickly and easily.
MobileKit offers a clean and easy way to open native camera roll, image gallery and share features on iOS & Android devices.


The plugin returns a bitmap file path back to Unity and the share functionality can send a message with a texture and opens a native dialog to choose the desired app according the platform.


First, set your project for mobile build, iOS or Android.



In​ ​order​ ​to​ ​get​ ​the​ ​plugin​ ​compatible​ ​with​ ​all​ ​the​ ​Android​ ​versions​ ​since​ ​4.1,​ ​you​ ​will​ ​need​ ​to​ ​add  Google​ ​JAR/AAR​ ​Resolver​ ​to​ ​your​ ​project.​ ​To​ ​do​ ​that,​ ​you​ ​can​ ​download​ ​the​ ​corresponding  Unity​ ​package​ ​here:​ ​​

Current​ ​Version:​ ​​Play-services-resolver-

Once​ ​this​ ​package​ ​is​ ​installed​ ​in​ ​your​ ​project, be sure your Android settings looks like this, Assets/Play​ ​Services Resolver/Android​ ​Resolver/Settings :
(I don’t like to use Automatic Resolution… it can be quite slow sometimes)

Then, you’ll​ ​need​ ​to​ ​call​ ​the​ ​Resolve​ ​method,​ ​from  the​ ​menu:​ ​Assets/Play​ ​Services Resolver/Android​ ​Resolver/Resolve, here:

The​ ​Resolver​ ​will​ ​add​ ​the​ ​corresponding  dependencies​ ​from​ ​Android​ ​SDK​ ​to​ ​your project​ ​and​ ​you​ ​should​ ​see​ ​a​ ​new “Plugin/Android”​ ​folder with additional libs:

According your Android Build Tools & SDK version, you can change the SDK version of the dependencies in /MobileKit/Editor/MobileKitDependencies.xml (here 26.0.0) before doing a “Resolve”.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <androidPackage spec="" />



The iOS library (MobileKit.a) is compiled for iOS 6.0 and above and is automatically packed when your XCode project is generated.

Sinde iOS 10, you must enter Usage Description for Camera and PhotoLibrary access.
You can do it partially under Player Settings or directly inside your info.plist under XCode.
Be sure these 2 entries are set in info.plist before compiling:

NSPhotoLibraryUsageDescription : “Your text”
NSCameraUsageDescription : “YourText”



Open the demo scene, set your project for mobile build, Android or iOS, and press Build & Run.
Then take a look at MobileKitDemo.cs, it is quite easy to implement:


using UnityEngine;
using UnityEngine;
using UnityEngine.UI;
using System.Collections;
using System.IO;
using System;
using CornFlex;

public class MobileKitDemo : MonoBehaviour 
    public Button cameraButton;
    public Button galleryButton;
    public Button shareButton;
    public Toggle cropToggle;
    public Material cubeMaterial;    

    public Transform cube;

	void Start() 


    // ******************************************************************************************
    // ******************************************************************************************
    void OnCameraButton()
        MobileKitImageFormat format = cropToggle.isOn ? MobileKitImageFormat.Cropped : MobileKitImageFormat.Full;

        MobileKit.OpenImagePicker(MobileKitAction.Camera, format, OnImagePicked);

    void OnGalleryButton()
        MobileKitImageFormat format = cropToggle.isOn ? MobileKitImageFormat.Cropped : MobileKitImageFormat.Full;

        MobileKit.OpenImagePicker(MobileKitAction.Gallery, format, OnImagePicked);

    void OnImagePicked(string filepath)
            if (filepath.Contains("http://") || filepath.Contains("https://"))
                Texture2D tex = new Texture2D(200, 200);
                cubeMaterial.mainTexture = tex;

        catch (Exception e)

    IEnumerator LoadFromWWW(string url)
        WWW imgreq = new WWW(url);

        yield return imgreq;

        Texture2D tex = new Texture2D(200, 200);
        cubeMaterial.mainTexture = tex;

    // ******************************************************************************************
    // ******************************************************************************************

    void OnShareButton()
        // share simple text message (with link)

        //MobileKit.Share("Share", "Check this out:");   

        // take screenshot and share it


    public IEnumerator TakeScreenShot()
        yield return new WaitForEndOfFrame();

        Texture2D shot = new Texture2D(Screen.width, Screen.height, TextureFormat.RGB24, false);
        shot.ReadPixels(new Rect(0, 0, Screen.width, Screen.height), 0, 0);

        byte[] bytes = shot.EncodeToJPG();

        string path = Application.persistentDataPath + "/Screenshot.jpg";

        File.WriteAllBytes(path, bytes);
        MobileKit.Share("Share", "Hello World!", path);    // share text message + image

	void Update()
        cube.Rotate(new Vector3(0.3f, 0.1f, 0.25f));



QMobileKit for iOS & Android


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  • Alexander - October 11, 2016 reply

    Hello, Quentin!
    I bought your plugin Mobile Kit for Unity(!/content/63705). Could you please options in the library MobileKit.a for iOS for aspect or output when the photo is cut . Aspect 1:1 uncomfortably now. Thank’s.

    Q - October 11, 2016 reply

    Thanks Alex.
    I’ll try to add this feature as soon as possible (this weekend?) I’m fighting with 2 other projects right now :/


    Alexander - October 13, 2016 reply


  • Q - February 12, 2017 reply

    Current version is 1.0.5. Cropping is now optional.
    Use MobileKitImageFormat.Cropped or MobileKitImageFormat.Full as parameter.

    Please refer to this page and follow the example.

  • Emmanuel - May 18, 2017 reply

    Greetings, bought this plugin and it is fantastic.
    Is there a way, in iOS, to have the image picker dialog shown in landscape mode ? It seems to be locked to Portrait.
    Thanks !

    Q - May 19, 2017 reply

    Done, check your email 😉

  • fer - June 1, 2017 reply

    Hi, i’m looking a plugin that it can record a video with the camera, your plugin can record a videos?

    Q - July 7, 2017 reply

    Nope sorry.

  • Fai - July 3, 2017 reply

    Is there any way to open front camera by default. Currently it pickup the camera which is set by device native camera app.

    Q - July 7, 2017 reply

    You’re right. At this moment it’s not possible but I’ll add a feature to do that.
    I hope I can do it soon.

  • Spencer - September 12, 2017 reply

    I’m having an issue with capturing a photo on Android. As soon as I take a picture the app fails. I noticed the app asked permission to access the phones files, but did not ask permission for the camera. I went through the setup process twice and everything else is working properly. Any idea what I’m missing?

    Q - September 12, 2017 reply

    I replied to you by email.
    Please give me more details like Android Version, Phone Version, Android error logs.
    Thank you.

  • Toshiyuki - January 28, 2018 reply

    Hello I am going to make camara app for mobile android and ios.
    Does your app take pictures using native camera, not the unity’s web cam?
    If it use native camera than Unity’s web cam then it is really good for me.
    I also hope if it is possible to try some demo apk on your asset before I buy it.
    Kind regards and hope your good response.

    Q - February 4, 2018 reply

    Indeed, this plugin is dedicated to Mobile native camera only.
    I should be able to upload an apk demo. I’ll do it as soon as I can.

    Panos - March 26, 2018 reply

    I would also appreciate a small demo. Thanks a lot.

  • Aram - March 19, 2018 reply

    Hi, I am having an issue with selecting an image from Gallery (capturing with Camera works fine). It gives an error on android plugin part.
    java.lang.SecurityException: Uid 10086 does not have permission to uri 0 @ content://

    Tested on
    Nexus 5 with Android 6.0.1
    Pixel with Android 8.1.0

    Would really appreciate any hint.

    Q - April 29, 2018 reply

    Sorry for late response.
    Did you find a way?
    There are many things to handle on Android to get it working and it depends the phone model.

  • Dmitry - July 4, 2018 reply

    Hi. I bought your plugin. It is not possible to set the aspect ratio of the image cropping. Can you add this option?

    Q - July 16, 2018 reply

    Hi Dmitry,
    Sure it could be done. I’ll put this in my planning.

  • kana yusi - October 18, 2018 reply

    I like your app.
    I can receive demo app in android(file .apk) and ios(file .os).
    i want test app before buy your app.

  • Samuel chazy - October 28, 2018 reply

    Hi. Is it possible to add/overlay a logo on top of the captured image by the native camera on mobile, before emailing/sharing the taken picture?

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