Tasker updated to 1.3, app creation for everyone

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After lots of beta testing, Tasker has now received the 1.3 update to the release version. This is a rather major update, not just in the sense of Tasker, but for all of Android, as well. That might sound like an overstatement, but honestly, how often does an app receive an update that allows the user to create fully functional Android apps right on the device, with no coding skill required?

I already covered that feature back in the beta hands-on,  but I’ve used it a lot more since then. It’s no small feat to be able to do what the Tasker developer has done here, and the beta testing phase showed just how many weird ways something can go wrong when creating a feature this revolutionary. Those issues should be all ironed out now though, or the app wouldn’t have been released to the public. With the app export feature, you can either export existing Tasker setups as apps, or create new ones that are better suited to be standalone apps. An example of one such app can be found here. The exported apps work fully independently of Tasker.

tasker1 - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereThe update also includes javascript support, allowing most Tasker features to be controlled that way, for those that know javascript. A significant speed boost, other fixes, and additional actions are also in this update. Having followed the couple of dozen beta releases that have helped shape this release, I can tell you that there’s a lot to be had here, so grab the update and the App Factory add-on and start poking it.

Download: Google Play

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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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