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Beta Status Update

Unfortunately, I've recently been unable to provide a new beta version of Pythonista 1.6. This is partly my own fault, and partly due to unexpected difficulties with TestFlight. First off, I've been working on two different branches of Pythonista for quit...

Started by omz (in General) — 58 replies, latest 30 minutes ago


I ported youtube-dl to Pythonista - see the repo here. Please post all issues/bugs/ideas etc. there. (I plan on updating it weekly from master.)

Started by hyshai (in Share Code) — 21 replies, latest 1 hour ago

Adding multiple images

I figured out how to add an image to Pythonista using the "+" icon at the top of the edit screen, but is there any way to add a whole lot of images at once? I have over 100 that I want to use in a game, and adding them one at a time is seriously tedious.

Started by tmm (in Questions) — 11 replies, latest 3 hours ago

Displaying an image

Hey guys, I'm completely new to pythonista, as well as python, and while we're at it, I'm completely new to programing in general! As such, I have what is probably a very simple question. How do I display an image in pythonista on the ipad? I'm just tryi...

Started by freeradical321 (in Questions) — 8 replies, latest 4 hours ago

Data from Editorial?

Would it be possible (with the new beta's amazing tabbing powers) to display a document created in Editorial, in Pythonista? If not, is there a way (maybe with url schemes?) to load a document from Editorial into Pythonista, then open it in a new tab? (F...

Started by misha_turnbull (in General)

ui path.hit_test

Don't think this works for the case of a single line segment in a path(moveto, lineto). Had to write my own hit_test to check against path bounds. hit_test seems to work for rects and circles in a path.

Started by SteveK2216 (in Questions) — 2 replies, latest 10 hours ago

Concep Question: IPad as industrial machine component?

I have a potential application where I want an iPads camera to view an industrial process. Real time images then get processed and a yes/no decision is made. I would then need to output that decision via the lighting cable to a circuit that closes a real...

Started by Bruce42 (in General) — 18 replies, latest 1 day ago

Core Audio support? Split view in editor?

I am new to Pythonista and so am still in the discovery stage, so please forgive me if these things have been proven impossible already. Coding on my iPad is so exciting I stay up way too late for the old person that I am now! I am primarily an artist--alb...

Started by erikjms (in Questions) — 10 replies, latest 1 day ago

Moving script and pyui files from iPad to iphone

Any pointers for moving scripts and associates UI's from iPad to iPhone? All thumbed out from googling and searching this forum. Loving the app, would love to have the work on the phone. Thanks guys

Started by SillySoviet (in General) — 10 replies, latest 2 days ago


As it's pure Python I thought it would be interesting to try PyJVM in Pythonista. It's installed, the test suite runs fine as well as a simple HelloWorld Java class compiled and copied into the package. bytecode.ArraysTest OK bytecode.CalcsTest OK ...

Started by tony (in General) — 5 replies, latest 2 days ago

console.alert with SceneView

So I'm trying to learn the ins and outs of Scene, SceneView, ui, etc., and the kinds of things that can be done with them, especially combining elements from the ui and console modules with the Scene functionality. I haven't been able to find many examples...

Started by tmm (in Questions)

'Image' instance displayed in Draw method of ui.View??

So, I thought I posted this earlier today, but it's not there now. Don't know if I didn't complete the posting or if it was removed because of some rules I'm unaware of. Anyway, here goes again. Using the new method of the Image module I can creat what ...

Started by Bruce42 (in General) — 3 replies, latest 3 days ago

New small functions

Auto start script at open. Set read-only script. It was impossible to edit it randomly. Set icon on desktop for fast running a script.

Started by PK (in General) — 3 replies, latest 3 days ago

Pythonista 1.6 beta Is available again!

No longer crashes on boot.

Started by ccc (in General) — 50 replies, latest 3 days ago

Uploading from camera library via xmlrpclib

I couldn't find anything else in the forums, but I'm trying to upload an image to a Wordpress site via xmlrpclib. I was able to do it with an image hosted online using this code: def new_image(url, post_id = None): import urllib2 from re import fi...

Started by Sigafoos (in General) — 4 replies, latest 4 days ago

Ubuntu font installer

# FontInstaller (by @olemoritz) # This script installs a custom TTF font on iOS (system-wide). # It can be used in one of two ways: # 1. Simply run it in Pythonista, you'll be prompted for the URL of the font # you'd like to install (if there's a URL...

Started by scj643 (in Share Code) — 2 replies, latest 4 days ago

A constantly updating PYUI

Hi again, On the second phase of my personal project I hope to be able to create a sequence clock, my example is a PYUI with two items - a field for a constantly running digital clock, and a start button. Eventually the screen will have different events a...

Started by AlanEdwards (in Questions) — 4 replies, latest 5 days ago

Have any of you connected Pythonista up to a drone?

Started by ccc (in Questions) — 5 replies, latest 6 days ago

Twitter account for forum updates

I set up a twitter account that posts every time the forum (RSS feed) is updated with a new post. I did it for myself but just posting it here in case anyone has use for it also. (I use twitter as my RSS reader - see

Started by hyshai (in General) — 3 replies, latest 6 days ago

3D in Pythonista?

Hey guys. Is it possible to draw 3D objects in Pythonista? I know it doesn't have 3D libraries, but AFAIK Doom was made in DOS without 3D libraries (2.5 D or something). Is it possible to do such stuff in Pythonista (and if it is, what's the estimated spee...

Started by ShadowSlayer (in Questions) — 3 replies, latest 7 days ago