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[Q] └utomating web site interaction on Android

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By rhhd, Member on 22nd April 2012, 03:37 PM
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I would like to automate the following task on my Android 2.1 device (Nook Simple Touch):

1. Once a week go a website (in an invisible browser in the background)
2. Type user name and password in a form on that site
3. Wait until you get forwarded by the website
4. Click on a download link and save the file to a certain location on the sdcard.

Is there any easy way to do this without having to write a full application?

I tried googling but it is one of those cases where it is not really clear what to search for. I found the Android scripting engine, but this seems as complicated as making a full app.

If any of you have an idea I'd be very grateful. Thanks!


EDIT: In case anyone is interested: A newspaper I have a subscription to is publishing an epub version of their newspaper every week. I would like to automatically save this epub file to my Nook Simple Touch.
23rd April 2012, 07:40 AM |#2  
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i tried to look for an answer for you.
I dont think this is possible, without writing a special app for that.
please tell us (if you can), the name of the magazine, maybe it can help!
23rd April 2012, 04:01 PM |#3  
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I suggest you look into Tasker. It can automate a lot of stuff... and, just maybe, do what you want. I don't know enough to say it can or not.

I would get information from the gurus, first. You can find discussion groups through the developer's site. If it sounds possible (and/or someone provides you with a template), then you can try the trial version to see if it works.
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