Pythonista 2.0 has finally arrived and there is much rejoicing!
For me, Pythonista was initially a quick and easy way to become more proficient with the language -- it allowed tinkering and experimenting at odd moments from wherever I happened to be. Later, it provided an easy way to explore much of the Python standard library. Even later, I began to use it to prototype utility scripts for backend servers and simple network security testing.
My point is that (like many of you), Pythonista has become one of my more/most important apps on my device and I'm very happy that Pythonista 2.0 is finally here.
I also have to believe that there are many of us here who gladly would have paid for version 2.0 (either as an IAP or as a completely separate app). Since omz has graciously chosen not to do either with this release, I have a modest proposal for any who feel that he deserves a show of appreciation for all his efforts on version 2.0:
- Consider gifting the app to a new user through iTunes.
While simply buying another copy of Pythonista with another iTunes account would accomplish the same thing, how about gifting it toward someone who you think just might be interested in learning programming? Maybe one of your kids, a spouse, a coworker? (And if you're feeling especially generous, maybe include a copy of a Python book to get them started. e.g., 'Python for Kids', 'Hello! Python', 'Learn Python the Hard Way', etc. or whatever helped you first learn the language) While some of you may have started programming in school or even on the job, I'd hazard to guess that many of us are developers today because someone else took the time to introduce us to the concept and provided the proper degree of encouragement. Why not use this as an opportunity to pass that on?
Anyhow, it's simply a suggestion for those of us who feel we've gotten way more out of this app than the modest price it was purchased for. I understand that not everyone reading this may feel the same way. However, you still might consider another way to help omz and Pythonista that will cost you nothing: If you haven't already done so, why not post a detailed and honest review of Pythonista in the App Store?
[Who has no relationship with Pythonista, nor its developer]
 While major app updates like this are a great deal to existing customers (free upgrades for the life of the original app), it's also been acknowledged that it can make sustained development for the App Store difficult as revenue comes solely from new purchases.