Help: Profile won't start while screen is closed/locked

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 08:15

Hello. I am using a Pixel 3 on Android 9.

So the only task I want is for Spotify to start when I connect to my car Bluetooth. My task is: 1. Launch Spotify 2. Wait 5 seconds 3. AutoInput Action (to click play button) 4. Wait 2 seconds 5. Go home

I have battery optimization turned off for Tasker, I have in foreground checked and Use Reliable Alarms set to always in preferences. My car Bluetooth is set in smart Lock as a trusted device.

I'm not sure what else to do at this point. I just want hands free Spotify in my car so I don't have to take my phone out of my pocket or take off my gloves in winter. Any help is appreciated!

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Weekly "anything goes" thread!

Developing Android Apps - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 07:41

Here's your chance to talk about whatever!

Although if you're thinking about getting feedback on an app, you should wait until tomorrow's App Feedback thread.

Remember that while you can talk about any topic, being a jerk is still not allowed.

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Categories: Android, Linux

Podcast Addict intents

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 07:29

Is there something wrong with sending intents to Podcast Addict or am I making something wrong?

I'm on the latest Pie (Nokia 7 Plus) and Tasker beta, I've tried everything and nothing seems to work

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Crashlytics goes not report custom keys

Developing Android Apps - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 06:42

I am not getting custom keys in my firebase dashboard. What would be the reason?

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Categories: Android, Linux

Matching repositories to dependencies (Gradle 5.1)

Developing Android Apps - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 06:16

After the recent post about malicious artifacts on jcenter, you should maybe try out a new feature released with Gradle 5.1 RC1. You are now able to white- and blacklist certain artifact groups and/or modules per repository.

You can find the documentation over here: Matching repositories to dependencies

You can find all available methods to control the repository content here: RepositoryContentDescriptor

I played around with this new feature but it seems that mavenCentral() currently isn't working as it should. Here is my current sample build.gradle with a workaround:

repositories { google() maven { url MAVEN_CENTRAL_URL content { includeGroupByRegex "org\\.jetbrains.*" includeModule "", "listenablefuture" includeModule "com.jakewharton.timber", "timber" } } jcenter { content { includeModule "com.g00fy2", "versioncompare" } } }

By only including certain modules/groups via jcenter no other dependency can get resolved from it. See the doc:

If you declare an include, then it excludes everything but what is included.

I think we have to see how this scales with large projects and lots of dependencies and transitive dependencies. But it's really nice to get more control.

Have you played around with the new repository declaration? Are you also facing issues defining rules for mavenCentral?

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Apple usb-c to 3,5mm adapter allows using made for iPhone headphones on Android with all controls

Android - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 06:03

Since Google's usb-c adapter allows all controls of an Android headset work on macOS, why not try it the other way round?

And it really works, volume controls, start/stop and microphone.

(Too bad I don't have the original Apple headset to illustrate that picture a bit more)

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I have given up on the Adaptibe Display Brightness feature

Android - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 05:07

I bought a new phone and it had Oreo on it. The Adaptive Brightness was a new feature for me (coming from Nougat) and it seemed to work surprisingly well. Then my phone updated itself to Pie... and the Adaptive Brightness started to go awry.

I gave it few days, patiently turning the brightness to desired level, but it doesn't look like it's learning anything. Overall, it seems to love to decrease brightness a lot. Sometimes I even turn the brightness up only to see it immediately go down. It also has strange hiccups where upon unlocking it turns brightness down then up again etc. When I'm using the phone for navigation in a car, it just refuses to keep the brightness at anything but the lowest level. So today, I have finally got tired of it and switched it off. It's a shame, because in 8.0 it was really useful and worthy feature, but how it works now is just unacceptable.

What's your experience with adaptive brightness?

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Logging Sent SMS

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:45

I have a task that logs and reads my sent sms messages and then cleared the log (for when i'm driving) and I also need to log my sent sms' but I can't find the variable that is used.

Anyone know which one it is?

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GPS Location sent to phone - do they see it?

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:27

I have a couple of potentially dumb questions.

Let's say I'm looking to surreptitiously have the location of a certain person sent back to me if they text or call.

  1. Will they see this as a sent message on their end?
  2. Will the other person need Tasker installed on their end?


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Use tasker to send a POST request with a header (triggering a wemo mini switch

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 02:58


I am trying to use tasker to send a POST request containing xml and a header.

I am trying to use tasker to trigger a wemo mini switch. I can sort of get it to work via either IFTTT or the wemoway plugin, but both of these don't work half the time, and have a long lag when they do work. In contrast, I've found a POST request that I can send to the switch that triggers it immediately and reliably.

The built in tasker HTTP POST block does not allow me to specify a header. The RESTask plugin does not allow me to send an xml payload.

How can I do this?

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Lead me in the right way. I want to code!

Developing Android Apps - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 01:29

Hey guys, first time posting here! Finished a course on android development and super excited to see what kind of apps I can start working on and experimenting with new views and widgets. I just need to be led in the right direction because finding the resource to study is a bit hard to find when trying something new. I wanted to build two apps

One being an accountability app that accesses all the websites that the user access whether it be through Chrome or a different app such as reddit. I wanted to make an app that presents data statistics to the user based on their site usage to certain website categories such as entertainment, sexual. Would this be a service that constantly oversees all internet usage of the user? How would that even be recorded? Some help for this would be eye opening and helpful!

Second I want to make a simple and small game such as connect four and I really want it to have good design and animations. Unfortunately, we haven't been taught that at all and I was wondering which directions I should go for this. Most of the things I worked on were working mostly with JSON data and it was always boring text based instead of user interactive and "clean". Anyone have experience with game design and development on Android? I mean, what views do I even use in order to get a cool interaction design?

Thanks for reading, really want to grow as a android developer and I need to start working on anything really. I just need to be led into the right direction to get the juices flowing.

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Weekly [Discussion] Thread

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 01:04

Pull up a chair and put that work away, it's Friday! /r/Tasker open discussion starts now

Allowed topics - Post your tasks/profiles

  • Screens/Plugins

  • "Stupid" questions

  • Anything Android

Happy Friday!

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