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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) — 9 replies, latest 58 minutes 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)

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) — 2 replies, latest 2 hours ago

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 2 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 5 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 8 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 8 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 12 hours 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 13 hours 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 1 day 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)


Is there any way I could make a script to record from the microphone?

Started by techteej (in Questions) — 12 replies, latest 1 day ago

Started by techteej (in Questions)

Flashcard script

Find here a script for creating and viewing a set of flashcards using ui. As soon as I figure out how (help, help), I'll upload the views. Thanks to omz for an incredible programming environment for iOS.

Started by polymerchm (in Share Code) — 9 replies, latest 2 days ago


I am struggling with downloading scripts from github that are not gists. How does one do that without going through things like goodreader and then cutting/pasting, but brings them directly into pythonista. The "New from Gist" tool only works for GISTs ...

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

Apply a style to all your ui.Views

I've come up with a way to create one .pyui file that all other .pyui files use to set thier style. This is a very early design, please feel free to add to it or offer suggestions. This would allow you to have several designs and switch between them at run...

Started by briarfox (in General) — 3 replies, latest 2 days ago

github and shellista

No offense to the author, but the implementation git within shellista seems pretty shaky, at least in my hands. What are most folks using?

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

Dropbox File Picker

I thought now that there's no Open in... anymore, I'd build a little UI/script to get files from Dropbox into Pythonista more easily: → Dropbox File (GitHub) It's pretty basic – once you've completed the setup (you need to configure some things...

Started by omz (in Share Code) — 19 replies, latest 3 days ago

Changing a variable with UI switches

How would I go about changing a variable with UI switches? I am learning from everyone's help on here. Thanks in advance.

Started by techteej (in Questions) — 11 replies, latest 4 days ago