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[APP][4.1+][V3.1] Commandr for Google Now

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5th July 2014, 06:08 PM   |  #1  
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Add commands to Google Now, no root required!
No more "note to self" before every command! (v2.0)

As Featured on CNET, XDA, LifeHacker, SlashGear, Android Police, Android Authority, Android Central, Droid Life, Android Community, Android Pit, and more!
"If you are looking for a way to add a few extra voice commands to Google Now, give Commandr a try!" - CNET
"... if you're using your phone hands free in the car, it can be a life saver" - LifeHacker
"With the 3rd-party-developed app Commandr, Google Now gets a boost" - SlashGear
"... meet Commandr, the new in-between service for flipping hardware switches in Google Now" - Android Police


Google Now Just Got Better
Now you can use Google Now to control your flashlight, toggle settings, control music playback, and much more!

Google Now Just Got Personal
Add your own custom commands through Tasker to make sure your device fits your lifestyle.

Listening to You
Vote on new commands or suggest new ones so that we are working on adding the commands you want.

Improving Quickly
Don't wait for Google! Updates will be quick and support request responses quicker.

Unify Your Smartphone
Access all the features of your device through Google Now so you don't have to remember what app does what.

Setup and Forget
Once you setup Commandr, it will always be accessible from Google Now and will only run when needed. It won't slow down your phone or your boot.

Offline
Commands work fully offline!

Command List (so far):
- Flashlight On/Off
- Wifi On/Off
- GPS On/Off (some devices)
- Bluetooth On/Off
- Wireless Hotspot On/Off
- Pause/Resume Music
- Previous/Next Song
- Read Unread SMS
- Read Last SMS From Contact
- Play Google Music Playlist
- Chatbot (for Siri-like functionality)
- Cellular Data On/Off
- Read Unread Gmail
- Raise/Lower Volume
- Silence/Unsilence Ringer
- Set Volume to Percentage
- Unlock/Lock phone
- Take a Picture
- Take a Selfie
- Shutdown (Root)
- Reboot Recovery (Root)
- Restart (Root)
- Clear Notifications (Root)
- Wolfram Alpha
- Send Whatsapp message
- Enable/Disable Rotation Lock
- Enable/Disable Sync
- Night mode (Disable wifi, data, and ringer)
- Enable/Disable Airplane Mode (Root)
- Enable/Disable Car Mode

Developer: Ryan Senanayake
Graphic Designer: Adriano Loiacono

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Media Kit

Want to help translate?
https://www.getlocalization.com/commandr/

Want to help develop?
Source Code: https://github.com/RSenApps/Commandr-Android
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Tutorials & Changelog
Tasker (In-App): Use this for launching a single task
1. Install Commandr and Tasker - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....taskerm&hl=en
2. Navigate to Tasks and press the add button in the bottom-right
3. Configure the command and keep note of the name
4. Ensure that Tasker is enabled (icon in top left is colored)
5. Go to preferences (top-right) > Misc and check "Allow External Access"
6. In the Commandr app click Tasker
7. Find the command you created and enable it by tapping the switch top-right
8. (Optional) edit the phrase that will activate the command

Tasker (Plugin): Use this for launching multiple tasks
1. Install Commandr and Tasker - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....taskerm&hl=en
2. Under Profiles Click Add
3. Event
4. Plugin
5. Commandr
6. Configure the phrase to listen for
7. Add tasks to profile
3.1:
- New Command: Thank you Google (closes Google and reopens previous app) - this will only work if you are not using Google Now Launcher
- New Command: Screen Brightness (specify percentage)
- Fix crash on Lollipop when donating
- Don't show the annoying no command toast when using the Xposed module
- Updated translations
- bug fixes

​3.0.1:
- Fix for crash on contact button. (Please note: I am still unable to respond to messages because of homework, but I do look at all the messages and use them to guide further development...)
- Fixes for random apps opening after executing a command

3.0:
- Full Android Wear Support! Run commands from your watch by either saying "Okay Google" + command or by opening the included Android Wear app and tapping on the command
- Some Lollipop Goodness!
- bug fixes
New Commands:
- Wireless Hotspot (flyingtoaster0)
- Sync (emansih)
- Night mode (disable wifi, data, and ringer) (emansih)
- Airplane Mode (emansih)
- Car Mode
- Read Last SMS from Contact
- Clear Notifications (root)

2.8:
- New Command: Silence/Unsilence Ringer
- New Command: Enable/Disable Rotation Lock
- New Command: Send Whatsapp Message
- Added ability to donate based on huge number of requests (thank you guys so much!!!)
- Updated Translations - help contribute at http://getlocalization.com/commandr
- Various bug fixes

2.7:
- New Command: Take a Picture - shows the camera with a three second countdown before it takes a picture.
- New Command: Take a Selfie - same thing as above, but with front camera
- New Command: Wolfram Alpha - now you can say things like "wolfram integral of x squared" and it will open it up in either the wolfram alpha app or the website. (thanks firesoul453)
- New Commands (Root Only): Shutdown, reboot into recovery, restart phone (thanks firesoul453)
- Flashlight command now shows a UI when activated which should fix any remaining devices where the flashlight turns off after a second
- Google Now will be reset before executing a Tasker command to prevent conflicts
- Added a small banner ad with the option to turn it off, for the reasoning behind it see: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=143
- Updated Translations - getlocalization.com/commandr

2.6:
- New Command: Set Volume to Percentage Command (thanks to open-source contributor firesoul453)
- New Command: Unlock/Lock Phone (turned off by default)
- Bug fixes for flashlight command (if you are still having issues please let me know)
- Return to Previous App now works with users using Google Experience Launcher
- Stop Commandr from speaking by tapping a button in the notification bar (for users with too many messages)
- Updated Translations - getlocalization.com/commandr

2.5:
- New Command: Read Unread Gmail - will read snippets from all unread gmail messages (utilizes new Gmail Api announced at Google IO 2014)
- New Command: Raise/Lower Volume
- Tasker Event plugin accessible through Tasker>New Profile>Events>Plugin>Commandr
- Return to last app after recognizing a command (optional) (accessibility service only)
- Bug fixes
- Updated Translations
2.4:
- New Command: Chatbot - Makes Google Now one step closer to Siri by allowing users to ask it anything and it will respond using PandoraBots
- New Command: Toggle Cellular Data
- Tasker Commands can now have comma-separated phrases
- Issues with Tasker Commands which launch an activity are now resolved
- Misc. Bug Fixes

2.3:
- Commandr is now open source! https://github.com/RSenApps/Commandr-Android
- Fix issue where Google Now would still execute a command executed by Commandr
- When accessibility service is enabled, automatically disable note command as Google's implementation works better
- Fix issues with flashlight command and google play music playlist command
- Multiple bug fixes
- Updated and add multiple translations
2.2:
- Due to a huge number of suggested commands, users can now add commands directly and moderation will happen retroactively. If you have submitted a command suggestion, but have not received a response, please add it again in-app.
- Listen to Google Play Playlist Command. Still working on making this actually play the music, but for now it will open the playlist. (This was the most voted command!)
- Multiple bug and crash fixes
- Added multiple translations (see the description)

2.1:
- Initial Italian translation: thanks to fast work by translators on http://www.getlocalization.com/commandr
- Quick bug fix for users not using Tasker

2.0:
- No more "Note to Self"! Found an improved workaround which uses an accessibility service to listen for commands. (I have kept the "note to self" for users uncomfortable about the increased permissions)
- No more waiting for "saving note...". Commands happen instantly.
- Commands now work offline! Even the note command which used to only work online
- Bug and Crash fixes

1.1:
- Multiple fixes to the setup flow (sorry about that!)
- Multiple crash and bug fixes
- Fixes for a subset of Samsung devices
- Set multiple phrases for a single command by separating the phrases with commas
- Tasker fixes
- New Command: Read aloud unread SMS, now you can say "note to self unread SMS"
- This was the most voted command, keep on voting!
- This is the reason for the sms and contact permissions
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5th July 2014, 06:11 PM   |  #3  
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This's simply amazing Keep up bud
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Is it possible to make it social like Siri?
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Sorry haven't spent a lot of time with Siri, what do you mean by that?

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Originally Posted by RSenG2x

Sorry haven't spent a lot of time with Siri, what do you mean by that?

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Like when you ask Siri "How are you?" it replies "I am fine" or when you ask for a joke, it tells a joke. Google Now just searches Google.
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This is Rick right when I really like the idea about Siri

---------- Post added at 10:36 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:12 PM ----------

Alright just setup and tried turning on flashlight and all google now does it say saving note and no flashlight.

Note 3 T-Mobile
4.4.2 Tweaked NF1
Latest Google Now with always on voice. not enabled though
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Like when you ask Siri "How are you?" it replies "I am fine" or when you ask for a joke, it tells a joke. Google Now just searches Google.

I guess it's possible. Maybe having a TTS service running in the background, so when you say "Note to self how are you" the tts answer,
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Quote:
Originally Posted by the playa!

Like when you ask Siri "How are you?" it replies "I am fine" or when you ask for a joke, it tells a joke. Google Now just searches Google.

So would it just answer those questions with those responses or are you looking for more dynamic interpretation for example using some type of chatbot-like functionality to actually try to have a conversation with the user?

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Alright just setup and tried turning on flashlight and all google now does it say saving note and no flashlight.

Did any toast message or dialog pop up when you said this? What command did you use?
6th July 2014, 02:57 AM   |  #10  
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Really cool, thanks!!

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