David Brownman

Posts Tagged "iOS"

  • Pythonista Power Pack

    Pythonista is an amazing iOS app that brings the power of a python IDE to your iPhone, complete with an interpreter and a set of custom-made modules for interacting with the phone's ecosystem (contacts, clipboard, etc). It's powerful out of the box, but there are some easy improvements that you can make so that development really is a breeze, namely the ability to download public gists and Dropbox syncing. Both are pretty straightforward and require minimal coding expertise (but of course, that doesn't bother you. You're still reading this, after all).

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  • Augmenting Automation on iOS With the Power of Python and Workflow

    AppShoppper. Launch Center Pro. IFTTT. Pythonista.

    Long ago, the four apps lived apart in harmony. Then, everything changed when iOS 8 was released. Only Workflow, master of all four apps, could help them.

    Workflow is a new iOS app that brings automater-like execution flows to your mobile device. You can take output from any action and chain it as input for another. Additionally, you can create iOS8 share sheets, allowing input to come from all over your phone. Previously, each of the aforementioned apps could do great thing (though only one thing at a time). Together, they're worth far more than the sum of their parts as Workflow brings all of their strengths together into one sleek automation machine.

    For instance, we can get a push notification from AppShopper.com when an app we're watching goes on sale. Clicking the notification will trigger some python that tells us the regular and current prices, and on confirmation, send us over to that app in the store.

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