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[HELP] Intercepting and Extracting Notification Info

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 02:24

Sorry if this is too simple of an issue but I have no background in programming and I can't seem to understand the process behind what I'm looking to do.

I was looking to intercept my alarm notification that shows the time for the upcoming alarm using AutoNotification, extract that time from the notification and use it to run a task (my morning routine tasks) at that particular time.

I've created the first profile where it would intercept a created notification from the Clock app and pull all of the variables. I think that I would need the variable %antexts, which would show something like "Sat 8:30 AM". But how would I extract specifically 8.30 to use as a variable for the Time Context of my other profile? To be honest, I'm not even sure I understand how to set variables at this particular point, but any advice or help would be great.

Thank you guys.

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Large corporations and half baked apps.

Android - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 01:46

Why is it that massive corporations and with squillion dollar budgets seem to churn out shittty half baked apps, while a dev living on boiled water and toast can make a much better third party version? You'll often also find that the iOS version is much better too.

These are going to be mostly Australian examples, but I'm sure it is a common theme all around the world.

-The official Tram Tracker app from Yarra trams is atrocious compared to the third party version, Tram Hunter. It is often wrong and very buggy, where-as Tram hunter is simple and accurate.

-Again with public transport, there is no official Myki app, where-as there is an awesome third party one called Mypal that allows you to view your balance and top it up if needed. Considering that having a myki is absolutely essential in being able to use public transport in Victoria, I found it astounding that there is no official app.

-BPme. Just shit. Not supported by many BP petrol stations. No way of adding your Velocity card. Simply does not work and full of bugs. How did it get released?

-My dad has Oticon hearing aids. Their app is a joke. There is no other way to put it. Meanwhile, their iFruit version works fine.

-All the apps made by any of the major TV networks in Australia. They often don't work and have terrible UI. For example:

-The ANZ app. Unless it has changed recently, the last time I used it, it was essentially a link to there website.

I have come across much more, but I feel that my rant is starting to drag on a bit. I just don't get how it happens and sometimes I think it is done on purpose for reasons that are beyond me. I guess I just needed to get that off my chest, because it is kind frustrating.

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