Pyonic interpreter 1.1 released: Python 2/3 interpreter for Android, now with autocompletion
Sun 11 December 2016
The major feature in this release is autocompletion support via the ...Read More
The major feature in this release is autocompletion support via the ...Read More
I’ve just released Pyonic interpreter 1.0. You can get it from Google Play for Python 2.7 or Python 3.5, or download the APKs directly from Github (update: changed to v1.0.1 following a small bugfix).
The primary change in this release is that both APKs ...Read More
Pyonic interpreter 0.7 has just been released. There are now two versions on Google Play, one for Python 2.7 and one for Python 3.5. The APKs are also available directly from Github. Other features in this release include a new settings screen and improved gui arrangement.
The ...Read More
I’ve just released a new app, Pyonic Python 2 interpreter. Pyonic interpreter is a Python interpreter app for Android, providing a convenient interface adapted to mobile devices. The app itself is written entirely in Python using Kivy.
I put this together because I’ve always thought it would be ...Read More
We’ve just officially released python-for-android 0.4, and pushed it to PyPI for the first time!
python-for-android is a packaging tool for turning Python scripts and apps into Android APKs. It was originally created for use with the Kivy graphical framework, but now supports multiple kinds of Python app ...Read More
Jacob Kovac, Kivy core developer and creator of the KivEnt game engine, is at PyCon 2016.
Click here or see below to watch his talk, Revitalizing Python Game Development: Packaging, Performance, and Platforms.Read More
python-for-android has just gained support for a new webview app interface, an alternative to the existing SDL2 or Pygame backends. Under this mode of operation the app gui consists entirely of a browser window directed to open a webpage on localhost, and the Python backend can then run any web ...Read More
A natural question when people hear about Kivy as a way to create Android apps in Python is…what can you do with it? Is it performant enough for games, can you call the Android APIs, do all apps look the same? One of the best resources for these kinds ...Read More
It’s been a long time coming, but we can finally make the announcement… python-for-android now supports Python 3 Android apps! This naturally includes Kivy, but also should work for anything else you can package with python-for-android, such as apps made with PySDL2. Using Python 3 remains experimental for now ...Read More
We’ve just released a new stable version of Kivy, version 1.9.1. You can see the changelog on the mailing list announcement, and download the new version from the Kivy website or via your package manager.
This is mainly a bugfix and tidying release following the major version ...Read More
It’s been a while since Kivy’s python-for-android project was revamped, so here’s a quick status update.
There have since been well over 200 commits from 15 different contributors, cleaning up the missing pieces of the new toolchain and adding new features that weren’t previously possible. Thanks ...Read More
This post is to announce that the revamped python-for-android toolchain, introduced in this previous post, has now been merged into python-for-android’s master branch. This is now the master branch going forward.
The revamp project is largely (but not quite) feature complete with the old toolchain, supporting almost all the ...Read More
I’ve recently been working on a significantly revamped version of python-for-android, the Kivy-project tools that take a Python program and package it - along with any dependencies and the Python interpreter itself - into an Android APK that can be run and distributed just like a normal Android app. This rewrite ...Read More
Some of the Kivy core developers were recently interviewed on Podcast.__init__, including discussion of how Kivy got started, the different things it’s being used for, and the future of the project. Click the link to listen to the podcast.Read More
There are an increasing number of resources about different ways of running Python on Android. Kivy (and its subprojects) are commonly mentioned, as one of the most mature and popular ways to do so, but one thing that gets less attention is the details of what you can do with ...Read More
Kivy 1.9 has just been released! This has been a long time in the making, for no very good reason, but now you can take advantage of all our many new features in the stable branch. You can find the full changelog at the official mailing list announcement.
This ...Read More
Kivy will be participating in the Google Summer of Code 2015 (GSOC), under the Python Software Foundation umbrella. Applications are welcomed not just for the Kivy framework itself but on all the projects managed by the Kivy organisation including Python-for-Android, Kivy-iOS, PyJNIus, PyOBJus, Plyer and Buildozer. As such, GSOC projects ...Read More
I was recently reminded of the super cool Hy project. Hy is a lisp that compiles to python’s own abstract syntax tree, so it works perfectly with existing Python code (including with Cython etc.) but also exposes all the power of lisp.
For instance, here’s a simple Kivy ...Read More
Continuing the theme of my last few posts, a common problem for new kivy users is creating canvas instructions that follow their parent widgets. For instance, here’s some code for a custom widget that tries to draw a red rectangle in its upper-right corner - this is fairly standard kivy ...Read More
Another Kivy question that I often see (particularly recently for some reason) is about using the Label widget - how to have text wrap automatically, or the opposite, how to have the label automatically grow to accommodate its text. I’ve covered this before in the 9th Kivy crash course video ...Read More
Just to announce here for anyone that hasn’t seen already…Kivy recently announced the Kivy org second programming contest! You can check out all the details at http://kivy.org/#contest!
To cover the key details here, entries are open now (you can sign up at the link above ...Read More
New Kivy Crash Course video released, 14: Using a ScreenManager.
This time I cover the basics behind using a ScreenManager widget, which can display one Screen at a time whilst making it easy to switch to other screens including using fancy transitions. The ScreenManager isn’t too hard, but it ...Read More
One of the most common problems for new Kivy users is misunderstanding how the bind method works, especially amongst newer Python users who haven’t fully formed their intuition about function calls. For instance, a user will write code like:
Here, the idea is ...Read More
There won’t be any Kivy crash course videos for the next couple of weeks, as I won’t have the time or tools to make them. I haven’t stopped making them though, they’ll resume afterwards.Read More
New Kivy Crash Course video released, 13: Using Kivy’s settings panel.
In this video I cover how to store your application settings in a file, how to read them in when necessary, and how to have Kivy semi-automatically construct a widget so the user can modify settings in real ...Read More
New Kivy Crash Course video released, 12: Using Android APIs.
In this video I quickly cover 3 (related) ways to access Android’s APIs straight from Python, making it easy to use hardware features like the accelerometer as well as tasks like sending an email or displaying a notification. It ...Read More
I thought for a change I’d try for a shorter post on a single quick
subject, so I’m going to quickly explain a simple Kivy layout I
SparseGridLayout. The post is standalone, but would go
well with ideas from my Kivy Crash Course, especially the recent ...
To anyone reading these write-ups of my Kivy Crash Course…shall I keep going? I’ll keep writing up the individual videos if people are finding them useful, but I’d also like to spend more time blogging about other things (including other Kivy features rather than just following the ...Read More
This is the standalone write-up of my third Kivy Crash Course video, linked above. In this entry, I head back to Python to add some more complex and interesting behaviour to our simple program from the first article.
If you want to follow along, you can copy ...
In this writeup of my second Kivy Crash Course video, I describe how to use the buildozer tool to compile a Kivy application into a fully functional standalone Android APK. For reference, you can find the original video here.
This particular article may have some overlap/redundancy ...
This is the first entry in my Kivy Crash Course, originally a series of short (~10 minutes or less) youtube videos introducing how to create an app using the kivy graphical framework, how to use different Kivy features, and other topics like how to build for android ...