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Convert Markdown to PDF with Pythonista (offline, no other apps!)

Hi all, I bought Pythonista yesterday, having been made aware of its presence by a talk at the EuroPython conference. I've been playing around with it for hours already... This finally turns my iPad2 into an actually useful device (besides surfing and usa...

Started by SpotlightKid (in Share Code) — 3 replies, latest 40 minutes ago

Pythonista Webbrowser

I started making a webbrowser with the ui module. It's not much now, but it works.

Started by Sebastian (in Share Code) — 11 replies, latest 2 hours ago

ebay sdk and lxml

I can install the ebaysdk but it wants lxml. Has anyone successfully installed lxml on pythonista?

Started by polymerchm (in Questions)

Simple Orientation (no WebView)?

Ccc's answer re orientation in a scene made me wonder why a similar approach wouldn't work with a ui.View. It seems it does? import ui, console class SubView (ui.View): def __init__(self): self.present('panel') def layout(self): ...

Started by tony (in Questions)

Started by tony (in General)

Custom keyboard made using scene module!

Hey there guys! Here is a small keyboard I made for use with scene.Scene. It supports different layouts (defined by user), but I have just one for now. I've tested it only on iPad3 in landscape mode, so I am not sure how it will behave on smaller devices, ...

Started by ShadowSlayer (in Share Code) — 5 replies, latest 7 hours ago

Where can I find some more iOS related images?

I am writing a custom keyboard, and I'd like to have an image for backspace and hide keyboard. I've checked ionicons and typicons but haven't found anything like I want there. Maybe someone know a resource where I can get such icons? Thanks

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

Scene find out device orientation.

How can I find out device orientation? Should I use scene.gravity() to get gravity and then try to transform it into orientation?

Started by ShadowSlayer (in Questions) — 1 reply 8 hours ago

A possible bug in Pythonista.

When you are in the editor, if you swipe from right to left, console opens. But if you drag it (without releasing the finger), than put another finger on the screen, release the first one, and continue dragging with the second one, the console will continu...

Started by ShadowSlayer (in General)

Installing modules with .tar.bz2

I'm trying to install a module with pipista. The module is packaged with .tar.bz2. Installation fails with 'ERROR: Something went wrong'. After reviewing file my (python novice) assumption is the .bz2 extension is not handled in Is ...

Started by Hungryturtle (in General) — 5 replies, latest 11 hours ago

Bottom of Scene tap delay in standalone app

When the app first loads, it starts the console: As you can see, there is a section at the bottom of the screen. When the Scene begins, there is a slight delay when trying to tap in that area, even though the app isn't even...

Started by Shambhala (in General)

Accelerometer error dependant on phone position?

I was just playing around with the ipod touch 5 accelerometer using pythonista's motion module. I wrote this little script to see how much the error was: Apparently the error is highly dependent on the position the phone is in ...

Started by nope (in General) — 5 replies, latest 16 hours ago

ImageView Bug

I've discovered a very irritating hang-up bug. The following code demonstrates it: import ui v = ui.View() im = ui.ImageView() im.load_from_url('') im.flex = 'LRTBWH' v.add_subview(im) v....

Started by henryiii (in General) — 2 replies, latest 19 hours ago

Where are built-in fonts from?

I've been checking Pythonista's built-in fonts, and found out some of them are paid! Did Ole buy them? Or is there some website where I can get these fonts for free (to try out some apps that require these fonts with my pcista). Thanks

Started by ShadowSlayer (in Questions) — 1 reply 21 hours ago

Drum Machine

Simple drum machine I made today while I was bored. Feel free to optimize. Supports 8 drums. Later I am hopefully going to add a simple menu to save and load drum sheets. It should be running fine on both iPad and iPhone. GitHub repo:

Started by ShadowSlayer (in General) — 4 replies, latest 22 hours ago

Python Objective-C Bridge

Hi First of all, great product! I'm pretty sure I can call back into Objective-C by writing a statically compiled python library with the functions I want in it (I can see examples of this in places like and (e.g. import _canvas)). BTW...

Started by snaggled (in Questions) — 1 reply 1 day ago

Python benchmarking

I thought it might be interesting to benchmark everything in my home that ran python, and compare the different speeds. I used the pystone benchmark that can be found here Here are my results: Ipod touch 5 with A5 processor at 800MHz Pythonista 1.4: 50...

Started by nope (in General) — 15 replies, latest 1 day ago

Help wanted.

Another attempt at getting some help with Cloud Jump 2.

Started by techteej (in General) — 1 reply 1 day ago

Atomic operations?

This is more of a general Python question, but maybe someone can help me - what exactly does it mean when an operation is "atomic"? Looking over various websites it appears to be assumed basic Python jargon, yet I can't find a definition anywhere. There is...

Started by dgelessus (in Questions) — 2 replies, latest 2 days ago

pcista - Pythonista modules ported to PC project is back!

Hey guys! Haven't been on the forums for a long time. I also haven't been working on this project for like a month... ew... Well, now I am back with some nice updates :) I've fully rewritten the code, and now it has almost no global variables, also suppo...

Started by ShadowSlayer (in General)