Posts tagged ‘pythonista’

Work diary revisited

Update 8/21/14 You can pretty much ignore this post unless you want to explore the psychology of how someone can get caught in one way of thinking and miss something as plain as the nose on his face. My first instinct is to write scripts, and I knew I could write Pythonista scripts to do…


Automatic shortened URLs via Google

Back in the old days (that is, maybe three years ago), everyone on Twitter used some specialized URL shortening service, like bit.ly or tr.im, to keep their tweets under 140 characters.1 That became counterproductive when Twitter started its own shortening service and built an infrastructure around it. Nowadays, it’s much better for your readers if…


Mapping photos with Pythonista 1.5

This tweet from Ole Zorn on Saturday took a load off my mind: Pythonista 1.5 has passed Apple’s review – release on Monday, more details soon. \o/— Ole Zorn (@olemoritz) Jun 14 2014 6:27 AM First, I was relieved to see that Ole had dodged the App Store’s threat to remove Pythonista. Second, I could…


Weather Underground in Pythonista

I woke up yesterday morning, checked the weather on my phone, and got a vague sense of dissatisfaction that’s probably familiar to you. This weather app doesn’t have Feature A; that app does, but it doesn’t have Feature B; this other app has both, but they’re inconveniently hidden behind a series of taps and swipes.…


Photo locations with Apple Maps

A couple of years ago I wrote a simple little script that looked through the EXIF data in a photo to see it included GPS coordinates. If it did, the script would open a map to the location at which the photo was taken. At first, the script worked with Google Maps only; I later…


Location and leverage

When Version 1.4 of Pythonista was released at the end of November, I immediately1 looked through the documentation for the new location module and wrote a little script to see how it worked. This, I thought, could be really useful if it was cleaned up a bit. Then I promptly forgot about it until this…


iOS statusbar cleaning on any background

The last time I wrote about this topic, I said This is, I hope the last update to my statusbar cleaning script. My hopes are about to be dashed. If you haven’t been following the many posts I’ve written on this topic as I’ve fumbled my way through iteration after iteration after iteration after iteration,…


Again with the statusbar cleaning

There are some awfully bright people on the internet, and it’s hard keeping up. This is, I hope the last update to my statusbar cleaning script, statusbare, a script that’s already consumed three whole posts. The latest version of the script is much bigger, but has some significant improvements: It requires no external image files.…


Improved screenshot statusbar cleaner

My plan worked. Federico Viticci, after seeing my post about cleaning up iOS screenshots with Python and the Python Imaging Library, couldn’t resist moving it into Pythonista and getting it to work directly on iOS. Even better, David Cross joined in, and between the two of them there was almost nothing left for me to…


Simple expense report with Drafts and Pythonista

I suppose there are dozens, if not hundreds, of expense-tracking apps in the App Store. I mostly want to track travel expenses, and I don’t travel for work all that much, so my needs for such an app are pretty modest. My standards for usability, though, are high. I don’t want to have to categorize…