QPython Open API

QPython has an open activity which allow you run qpython from outside.

The MPyAPI’s definition seems like the following:

        <action android:name="org.qpython.qpylib.action.MPyApi" />
        <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
        <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
        <action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW" />
        <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
        <category android:name="android.intent.category.BROWSABLE" />
        <data android:scheme="http" />
        <data android:scheme="https" />
        <action android:name="android.intent.action.SEND"/>
        <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT"/>
        <data android:mimeType="text/plain"/>
        <action android:name="android.intent.action.SEND"/>
        <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT"/>
        <data android:mimeType="image/*"/>

So, with it’s help, you could:

Share some content to QPython’s scripts

You could choose some content in some app, and share to qpython’s script, then you could handle the content with the sys.argv[2]

Watch the demo video on YouTube

Run QPython’s script from your own application

You can call QPython to run some script or python code in your application by call this activity, like the following sample:

// code sample shows how to call qpython API
String extPlgPlusName = "org.qpython.qpy";          // QPython package name
Intent intent = new Intent();
intent.setClassName(extPlgPlusName, "org.qpython.qpylib.MPyApi");
intent.setAction(extPlgPlusName + ".action.MPyApi");

Bundle mBundle = new Bundle();
mBundle.putString("app", "myappid");
mBundle.putString("act", "onPyApi");
mBundle.putString("flag", "onQPyExec"); // any String flag you may use in your context
mBundle.putString("param", "");         // param String param you may use in your context

* The Python code we will run
String code = "import androidhelper\n" +
            "droid = androidhelper.Android()\n" +
            "line = droid.dialogGetInput()\n" +
            "s = 'Hello %s' % line.result\n" +

mBundle.putString("pycode", code);
startActivityForResult(intent, SCRIPT_EXEC_PY);

// And you can handle the qpython callabck result in onActivityResult
protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
    if (requestCode == SCRIPT_EXEC_PY) {
        if (data!=null) {
            Bundle bundle = data.getExtras();
            String flag = bundle.getString("flag");
            String param = bundle.getString("param");
            String result = bundle.getString("result"); // Result your Pycode generate
            Toast.makeText(this, "onQPyExec: return ("+result+")", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
        } else {
            Toast.makeText(this, "onQPyExec: data is null", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();


Checkout the full project from github

And there is a production application - QPython Plugin for Tasker

QPython Online Service

Now the QPython online service only open for QPython, not QPython3.


Can I install some packages which required pre-compiled ? Sure, you could install some pre-compiled packages from QPypi, you could find it through “Libraries” on dashboard.


If you couldn’t found the package here, you could send email to river@qpython.org .


Can I build an independent APK from QPython script?

Sure you can. now the service is in BETA, it’s a challenging thing. We will publish it as a online service, for we want to let the development process is simple, you don’t need to own the development environment set up when you want to build a application.


If you want to try it out or have some business proposal, please contact with us by sending email to river@qpython.org .