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Tasker v5.9 exits beta with Logcat events, improved location and camera tools

If you’ll want to automate one thing in your Android telephone, you could be assured Tasker can deal with it. Whereas the app has all the time been good with updates, the brand new administration, aka joaomgcd of AutoApps fame, has pushed some vital new performance over the previous yr. Final month, the Tasker v5.9 beta added an attention-grabbing new characteristic — the flexibility to learn the telephone’s Logcat and react to occasions, opening up an entire new class of reactive use-cases in your duties. At the moment, the secure construct of v5.9 was pushed to the Play Retailer with Logcat occasions and an entire bunch of different options.


Whereas Logcat occasion studying is the headline characteristic, there’s another attention-grabbing new performance too — like a extra dependable Get Location motion that permits you to specify parameters like minimal location accuracy, and the flexibility to disable the units digital camera throughout the system with a brand new digital camera motion.

Dramatically declaring this replace “the sport changer”, joao has offered a fairly volumnous changelog for this replace.

Added

  • Added Logcat Entry occasion which lets you react to any logcat in your Android system, opening up an entire new world of occasion/state prospects in Tasker! Demo right here.
  • Added Shortcut motion which lets you open an Android shortcut from Tasker. Demo right here.
  • Media Button state now works on Android 8+ with out the necessity to seize media buttons! Demo right here.
  • Added Get Location v2 motion: get your present location in a way more correct and quick manner than the previous Get Location. Has choices to limit the sort of location you need opening up an entire lot of prospects! For instance, you possibly can guarantee that the gotten location has a minimum of a 10 meter accuracy! Demo right here.
  • Added Decide Location motion: choose your location from a map and get the coordinates again in your job. Demo right here.
  • Added Set Assistant motion: set your telephone’s assistant (Google, AutoVoice, Tasker, and many others). Demo right here.
  • Added Get Subsequent Alarm motion: get particulars concerning the subsequent alarm that’s set in your telephone. Demo right here.
  • Added Digicam motion: allow or disable the digital camera for all apps in your telephone. Demo right here.
  • Added Important Movement occasion: triggers when its possible that person is altering location (strolling, driving, and many others)
  • Added Tasker Features motion: a spot for area of interest/small little Tasker functionalities that don’t warrant an entire standalone motion.
  • Enable all App associated actions to make use of the app title as a substitute of simply the bundle title. Demo right here.
  • Added capacity to lengthy click on a variable within the Variable Choose Checklist to indicate its worth. Demo right here.
  • Added Alarm Modified occasion that triggers at any time when an alarm adjustments in your gadget.
  • Enable Launch App to make use of variables to launch a particular exercise with the format packageName/activityClass
  • Added choice In Textual content Acquired occasion to filter by SIM
  • Made Authentication Dialog > Biometric be capable to be used with Iris and Face sensors (Android 10+)
  • Added Affirmation Required and Machine Credentials Allowed choices to Authentication Dialog (Android 10+)
  • Added choice Use Movement Detection to Set Tasker Pref motion
  • Added %new_state variable to the output of the Darkish ModeDigicam and NFC actions
  • Added choice to pick out the Mode of Base64 Decoding within the Variable Convert motion
  • Added Pixel four particular Customized Setting preferences that you should utilize with the Customized Setting motion, occasion or state.
  • Present energetic profiles within the notification even when it is minimized
  • Made Tasker capable of learn and monitor the clipboard within the background on Android 10+
  • Added reminder that Pixel customers can squeeze their telephones to name Tasker as an assistant
  • Added capacity to specify a listing because the output for a HTTP Request motion in order that the file title is mechanically acknowledged and set when downloaded
  • Added %http_file_output variable as output within the HTTP Request motion in an effort to act on the downloaded file extra simply when the file title is mechanically discovered by Tasker
  • Added Assistant Settings in Tasker > Menu > Extra > Android Settings
  • Added notification when person makes an attempt to clear all variables the “previous manner” warning person that it does not work that manner anymore
  • When person units up Secondary App occasion on Samsung units ask if person desires to set the double-tap gesture to open Tasker as a substitute of the digital camera.

Modifications

  • Modified the way in which the clipboard is gotten within the background on Android 10. Now requires WRITE_SECURE_SETTING permission
  • Restore Settings is now disabled by default when creating a brand new profile
  • Made Cellular Knowledge motion work with Safe Settings on non-rooted units, warning the person that it might not work on all units
  • Added choice Clear All Variables in motion Variable Clear. Provided that that choice is chosen will all person variables be cleared.
  • Redirect to english net web page if assist in different language is just not accessible
  • Made Tasker all the time present up as an assistant alternative after which, when used as an assistant, give person directions on the right way to use
  • Modified Auto theme to Black (as a substitute of darkish) when system ui Darkish Mode is enabled
  • Modified illegible error message when importing stuff from Taskernet that wants a more recent model of Tasker. Now a nicer to learn message seems.
  • Enable scenes to be proven with any vertical or horizontal offset if person enters worth manually
  • Change parameter label from “App” to “Bundle/App Title” the place actions have app parameters that may be set by way of the app title
  • Modified some messages that present up as toasts into dialogs so that individuals that block Tasker notifications nonetheless see them.
  • Modified Cell Close to historical past to 24 hours as a substitute of 6.
  • Made some occasions set off quicker with much less use of sources

Bugfixes

  • Mounted long-standing bug (from again after I wasn’t the developer) that will typically hold a job if one other job had a wait motion operating
  • Mounted long-standing bug (from again after I wasn’t the developer) the place in the event you monitored the worth of %LIGHT and the sunshine degree sank to 0, %LIGHT would by no means really be Zero however would stay within the worth earlier to 0.
  • Mounted File Copy motion when “From” is an URI as a substitute of a file
  • Mounted Enter Technique Choose motion on Android 10
  • Made Load Final App motion accessible for everybody once more! 🙂
  • Made %LAPP variable accessible once more
  • Made Cell Close to situation work extra reliably
  • Made NFC motion work extra reliably
  • Mounted shortcuts utilizing app icons which have been showing bizarre earlier than
  • Mounted asking for draw over different apps permission when vital
  • Mounted permitting telephone to fall asleep when darkish mode is enabled whereas Android Auto is operating
  • Mounted crash typically when destroying a scene with a map factor
  • Mounted bug the place in the event you imported a profile typically one other disabled profile could be enabled
  • Ask for notification entry permission when enabling the Use Notification If Accessible choice within the Media Management motion
  • Make HTTP Request motion request file permissions as a result of it is doable to jot down the output to a file
  • Mounted HTTP Request motion when downloading a file to a folder that does not exist. Now creates wanted folders mechanically.
  • Made Safe Setting actions (like NFC) not have the settings icon, as a result of it will not revert mechanically when being set in an entry job
  • Mounted utilizing Authentication Dialog motion with the App context in some conditions
  • Mounted bug the place importing a mission with disabled profiles would typically allow them.
  • Accurately ask for Do Not Disturb altering permissions when including the Ringer Quantity motion
  • Mounted not with the ability to use 2 variables in Lat,Lengthy subject within the Open Map motion
  • Mounted Google Maps crash in child apps
  • Repair crash when requesting permission on Android 5
  • Mounted some smaller crashes

App Manufacturing unit

  • Repair not with the ability to: use app icons, do non safe http requests and use the Decide location dialog for exported App Manufacturing unit apps
  • Made app manufacturing facility apps all the time have the SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW permission if goal API is 29 or above
  • Madd app manufacturing facility apps have location permissions in the event that they use maps in scenes or the choose location dialog

You’ll be able to replace your Tasker installaton from the Play Retailer, or seize the most recent installer from APKMiror.

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Developer: joaomgcd
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