Re-adding the open in option
It could be possible to re add the open in menu. The only thing to make it so it passes the app review is to make it so that it can't accept anything that is in plain text or compiled python. Zip files are probably permissible because in nature they are not "executable code"
2.7 Apps that download code in any way or form will be rejected
The app wouldn't download code because it can not use the open in menu for plain text and compiled python.
2.8 Apps that install or launch other executable code will be rejected
Same as above.
Arguably with the new
appex, you already have the open in menu -- files can be sent to the appex extension, say from Email -- and with a suitable appex script you could save it for future retrieval. (There is not an easy way to get the main library folder name from within the appex sandbox, although one could hard code the folder name. i haven't tried it to see if
appexcan access the main library folder, or just its sandboxed area)
This fact makes me worry about
appex, as well as
ctypesgetting through review.
What is appex?
@scj643: An iOS 8 share sheet extension module in the latest Pythonista 1.6 beta that can be used to run scripts within Safari, Dropbox, etc.