1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Tasker Noobie questions

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by MsL, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. MsL

    MsL Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    141
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010

    Aug 10, 2010
    141
    6
    36
    I know there are 100's million tasker questions but I'm at work and can't shift through all of them.

    I am really thinking about getting tasker but I wanted to know if what I need it for I can do before I download it.

    If I can do the following task with it please just direct me to the post or link with directions.

    1. At night turn on my Bedside App

    2. When at the gym, phone to airplane mode but music playing when headset are plugged in.

    3. When bluetooth is active, the app BTMono turns on ( BTMono is an application which enables music and Vlingo to play though my mono bluetooth.

    4. When blue tooth is active to read calls and SMS' to me.

    5. When blue tooth is active to send return SMS to sender saying "I'm driving, will call when I can. If I can get tasker to do this I can delete Vlingo.

    My main reason for looking into tasker is that when I'm driving and BTMono is on, playing music, if I get a phone call once I hung up BTMono turns off and I have to turn if back on, can tasker be used to keep BTMono on after a phone call.

    Thank you for your assistance.
     

    Advertisement

  2. smankins

    smankins Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    215
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011

    Mar 9, 2011
    215
    29
    43
    Yes, I believe Tasker can do all or at least most of what you want. Here is a Tasker Wiki with examples that show how to do tasks.

    About - Tasker Wiki
     
  3. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    813
    Posts:
    10,472
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010

    Jul 29, 2010
    10,472
    4,693
    813
    ...
    FG
    1. Context: Time: From when you want app to launch to when you want it to close
    Action: Load App: Bedside app
    Exit Task: Kill app: Bedside app

    2. Context: State: Headset plugged
    Context: Application: Music app
    Action: Airplane mode: on
    Exit Task: Airplane mode: off

    3. Context: State: Bluetoopth Connected
    Action: Load app: BTMono

    4. I will find the thread where I have tired to make this and post a link.

    5. Give me a while and I'll see if I can figure this out as well.

    Yes, you should be able to turn on BTmono after a call try
    Context: state: Bluetooth Connected
    Context: event: Phone Idle
    Action: Load App: BTMono
     
  4. MsL

    MsL Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    141
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010

    Aug 10, 2010
    141
    6
    36
    Thank you so much.

    For number 4 - I remember seeing a post that said how it was done but I can't find it. Will continue to look for it.

     
  5. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    813
    Posts:
    10,472
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010

    Jul 29, 2010
    10,472
    4,693
    813
    ...
    FG
  6. MsL

    MsL Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    141
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010

    Aug 10, 2010
    141
    6
    36
    I got three of the above working. I have one more question.

    Is it possible to turn an app on. For example, above when I have tasker open BTMono when conntected to Bluetooth, it opens the app but there is an on/off button that needs to be push to activate, is there something I can do to get it to activate the app.

    After this I will be able to read read read and investigate this program, however the above is very important to me right now.
     
  7. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    813
    Posts:
    10,472
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010

    Jul 29, 2010
    10,472
    4,693
    813
    ...
    FG
    I don't think so unless there is a tasker or locale plug in for it. Is there a setting within the btmono app to turn it on when it loads?
     
    MsL likes this.
  8. MsL

    MsL Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    141
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010

    Aug 10, 2010
    141
    6
    36
    I'm back.

    I have been reading and reading and reading and so far I am loving this app.

    I do have a couple of more questions, how do I get my phone to check for email every 30 minutes. Do I use toggle or on/off.

    Also, when slacker is on I want the lock screen not to come on. Is that possible.

    Thanks for your assitance back to reading I go :)
     
  9. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    813
    Posts:
    10,472
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010

    Jul 29, 2010
    10,472
    4,693
    813
    ...
    FG
    You should be able to configure the email to check every 30 mins with the email app itself no need for tasker.

    You could set it to have your display not time out. Without the use of another app I do not recall a setting to turn off the lockscreen but I will do some more digging when I am not working.
     
  10. MsL

    MsL Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    141
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010

    Aug 10, 2010
    141
    6
    36
    thanks for answering. I didn't even think about the email application, but playing around ( the boss left for the day) I tried context: time task: Autosync on; wait 5 minutes turn off. I'm going to see if that works out the way I want.

    So far I have sent up my work, car, gym, bedtime task. Still playing around with it.
     

Share This Page

Loading...