28
Mar
tasker

Back  in January, Tasker dev Crafty Apps showed off the app's upcoming redesign, which finally brings the Holo look to the table. Now, that update has left its beta stages and made its way into the Play Store. Yay for that!

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However, there's a catch: the new look isn't for everyone. The app will actually continue to show the existing interface for those on Gingerbread and under, while those on Android 4.0+ get the pretty new UI. Sorry, guys.

But, for those who get to take advantage of the "new" Tasker, you get all new icons (200 each for Holo light and Holo dark), new states, events and actions; and oodles of new improvements and fixes. Hit the widget to grab it.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Carlos Paixao

    No screen shots? :(

    • David Thoren
      • http://flavors.me/sabret00the sabret00the

        There's a lot of improvements on that, but it gives an idea.

    • silaslenz

      Here are some screenshots:
      https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qlo89zlo669zh66/DB7wg01PI2/tasker#f:Screenshot_2013-03-28-18-49-21.png

      First impressions:
      Improvement, with room for much more improvement. Up button is still used to confirm. This is just stupid. The pop up boxes are usually nicely designed. However the box to change names looks strange. The app selection screen look a bit better than back in January.

      Sure, it's much, much better. But still, this app can never be said to have a nice design or perfect userfriendliness.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I took one of Cameron's 7 sons hostage until he updated the post with screenshots.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

        He has 7 children, is trying to help kill off Earth so we can populate Mars? If so he is doing a wonderful job! XD

  • PCSievers

    It is a lot prettier, esp in dark mode, but it's functionality in setting up recipes is just as overwhelming as it was before.

  • anzensepp1987

    Sad that the "Screen On"-function seems to be disabled running Android 4.2... I wanted to make a Tasker-script to keep my display on while charging wirelessly. Not possible. Strange, because "AutomateIt" an handle it (sort of...).

    • http://flavors.me/sabret00the sabret00the

      Change the timeout.

    • http://twitter.com/yentrog31 Randell and Koko

      Some phones have a stay awake while charging. My GS3 does.

      • anzensepp1987

        Yes, my N4 has this option too, but it does only work when plugged and not when I put it on my Qi-Pad.

    • Lis Riba

      Check out the free "Secure Settings" app - it gives Tasker access to quite a few settings not native to Tasker.

  • http://twitter.com/Twitteninja Zargh

    New Tasker look, same Tasker taste. He should outsource some interaction design.

  • sssgadget

    What a mess this new update is. No consistency at all.

  • RitishOemraw

    I really need to get myself a cc, to buy wonderful apps like this

  • http://www.dsaif.com/ Saif

    The design by Android Team was better

    • http://kennydude.me/ Joe Simpson

      It would probably have needed rewriting for that to work best :(

      • http://www.dsaif.com/ Saif

        At least he could use the color scheme. Now it's just default Holo light & dark.

  • Freak4Dell

    Ugh, gotta go grab the update from the website. I really wish I hadn't been so cheap as to save a dollar by not buying it from the Play Store.

    • Lis Riba

      I did buy it from the play store, but I'm not seeing the update yet...

  • http://twitter.com/ro1224 Robert Oliveira

    Why is this $6.43 on AppBrain, but $1.99 in Google Play? That's a no-brainer. Just bought it on GP. Hoping that this will do more than Locale was capable of. :-)

    • Freak4Dell

      What the...thanks for pointing that out! I just repurchased the app so I can have auto updates from the Play Store. It wasn't worth paying another $6 for, but $2, sure!

    • Nevi_me

      Thanks Robert, wouldn't have seen that it's on promotion. I have it in my wishlist, thought the Play Store would at least notify me of the offer

    • nickname

      You do realize that Appbrqin just redirects you to Play and they do not host the apps and it takes time to update on their site? guess not..

      • http://twitter.com/ro1224 Robert Oliveira

        If that's true, I did not know it, but I'm not sure I agree with this statement. It makes no sense whatsoever to display a price that you're not going to charge. Today AppBrain is showing Tasker at the reduced price of $3.21 down from the earlier $6.43, while Play continues to list it for $1.99. My suspicion is that were I to go through with the installation on AppBrain today that I would in fact pay $3.21 vs. the $1.99 I paid on Play just yesterday. This information is without regard to where the app is warehoused prior to purchase.

    • Elias

      R$6 (US$3) for me. I'll keep using the pirated version until it goes on sale.

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