AutoRemote updated with device-device communication

AutoRemote hasn’t been out for long, but it’s already gotten an update that’s well worth writing about. As I was going on about using Email Me and Notify My Android for device-device communication in Tasker yesterday, the update was waiting for me in Google Play, and does exactly the same thing – just better.

What the new feature does is allow Tasker on one device to send messages to Tasker on another device using the existing AutoRemote framwork. This means that if you have multiple Android devices, they now have the ability to talk with one another without the use of any front end systems like email, notifications, or SMS. This means that you can create Tasker profiles that use multiple devices, which has a lot of potential. The video at the top shows my first use of the new feature, using my phone to open a web page on my tablet as part of my wake up task. When I now get up in the morning, my tablet will load an online newspaper automatically on queue from the phone.

It’s also possible to transfer information this way, so in theory you could start downloads on your tablet using your phone, or queue something for reading later. There’s a lot of possibilities (like with everything Tasker), and I’ve just started playing with it.

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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