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[APP] TasGear | A Tasker Interface [v1.0.13]

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5th April 2014, 08:33 PM   |  #1  
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Well this is my first app for the Gear. It is pretty self explanatory, it will launch Tasker tasks on your device directly from your watch. I recently got a Gear after my Sony SW2 broke and while the Gear is much nicer to look at I found the lack of apps disheartening. The Tasker app was what I missed the most so I thought I'd start here!

The development for this app has stopped due to hardware changes. Support for the existing version can be gotten from this thread, but no further updates will be made. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Please read the installation instruction carefully and check the FAQ before asking asking for help.

Any and all feedback is welcome!
Features
  • Start tasks on your device from your watch.
  • View tasks by project.
  • Root not required.
  • Displays a favourites menu for quick access.
  • Launch tasks on the host through an intent (From the Gear or Host).
  • Tasker Plugin (Host).
  • Send messages between the host & the Gear.
  • Custom notifications for Gear.
Installation
  • Make sure you have Tasker installed on your phone and "External Access" is enabled.
  • You will need to allow "Unknown Sources" in the Gear Manager.
  • Then just install the app on your phone/tablet.
  • It may take a few seconds to establish the initial connection. Please be patient
For more detailed information and a step-by-step guide see this video!
Favourites Menu
  • Include the tag "[GG]" without quotes anywhere in your task name.
  • These will appear on the Gear in the favourites category as well as their normal category.
  • TasGear will remove the [GG] tag in the lists display name, but show a * in front of favourite tasks.
Sending Intents to TasGear
Starting tasks on the host with an intent

From the phone/tablet - This will start a task on the phone/tablet, NOT the Gear.
Action: com.orbonis.gear.tasker.PERFORM_TASK
Extra: task:TASK_NAME
Target: Broadcast Receiver

From the Gear
Action: com.orbonis.gear.tasker.consumer.PERFORM_TASK
Extra: task:TASK_NAME
Target: Broadcast Receiver
Send messages through TasGear
Send message from Host to Gear:
On host send intent:
Action: com.orbonis.gear.tasker.MESSAGE_GEAR
Extras: Whatever you want.

On Gear receive intent:
Action com.orbonis.gear.tasker.consumer.MESSAGE_RECEIVED
Send message from Gear to Host:
On Gear send intent:
Action: com.orbonis.gear.tasker.consumer.MESSAGE_HOST
Extras: Whatever you want.

On host receive intent:
Action com.orbonis.gear.tasker.MESSAGE_RECEIVED
More information on accessing Extras in Tasker:
http://tasker.dinglisch.net/userguide/en/intents.html
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Examples

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2729344
Thanks to Brendo for setting up this thread.
Change Log

(v1.0.13)
  • Restart button on the host to reset TasGear in the event of an unexpected closure.

(v1.0.12)
  • Fix for rotation bug within Tasker.

(v1.0.11)
  • Better reports on incorrect setup.
  • Fixed an issue with icons in "Text Based" notifications.
FAQs

Q: Does this app support the null_ rom?
A: Yes, though this is only possible thanks to fOmey for his help testing.

Q: Does this app require root/null_ to work?
A: No, there is no special requirement for this app.

Q: How do I turn on "Enable Access" in Tasker?
A: Open Tasker and press the Menu Button. Go to Preferences, then the UI tab. Check the box that says "External Access". Make sure to close Tasker so that the settings are saved.

Q: How do I enable "Unknown Sources" on my Gear?
A: Open the Gear Manager and tap on Settings. Scroll the the bottom (under Security) and make sure the box "Unknown Sources" is checked.

Q: I can't get X to work in Tasker. / How do I do X with TasGear?
A: There are plenty of tutorials around for Tasker, but unless it is a specific problem with TasGear then I ask that you refrain from posting your question here. This thread was set up to give examples of how Tasker/TasGear can be used.

Q: I can't see the notification on my phone/tablet! / I can't see the TasGear app on my Gear!
A: Make sure you install the app on your phone/tablet and not your Gear. You don't need to side load this app

Q: I have X problem, how do I fix it?
A: Make sure you have correctly installed the app by following the installation instructions and the notification on your phone/tablet says connected. Try restarting both devices and checking External Access is enabled in Tasker.

Q: Can I start a task on the Gear by sending a message from the host?
A: No. I am not running null on my Gear and therefore have no way to test Tasker interaction on the Gear. If this changes I'll let you know!

Q: Can I install TasGear on a non-Samsung device?
A: Maybe! You will need to install Gear Manager first! You can follow this tutorial to get it set up. Skip steps 10 to 12, the notification app no longer exists. This is a good alternative. Thanks to @technologicrepair and @Brendo for the research in to this.

Q: Can TasGear create widgets on the Gear?
A: No. The stock version of the Gear's firmware does not support widgets. If you have null rom you can use Tasker to pass information through TasGear to your phone though. See the examples thread to find out how to do this.
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6th April 2014, 12:18 AM   |  #2  
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The app starts on the GG and sits there with a locked up busy indicator...

Restarting the GG doesn't help
6th April 2014, 12:56 AM   |  #3  
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It worked on mine, stock GG, cm11 on my T-Mobile GS4.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Radimus

The app starts on the GG and sits there with a locked up busy indicator...

Restarting the GG doesn't help

Hey Radimus, What device do you have? Is it rooted? Is your GG rooted? Any sideloaded apps?
I'm afraid I haven't had an opportunity to test on other devices/conditions, I'd love some additional info.

The loading indicator appears when it is retrieving the task data from your device (which is a good sign as it means the connection was successful )


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It worked on mine, stock GG, cm11 on my T-Mobile GS4.

Thanks for the feedback, flip.
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Note 3 rooted. GG unrooted. Only have bt file share sideloaded

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Radimus

Note 3 rooted. GG unrooted. Only have bt file share sideloaded

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk

Thanks for the feedback. I don't think I have access to a Note 3, though I may be able to grab some data from the one at work.

For now I'll make a note of it in the thread and get back to you asap.
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Originally Posted by Radimus

The app starts on the GG and sits there with a locked up busy indicator...

Restarting the GG doesn't help

I think I may have fixed the problem! If this fixes it then I can only apologise... regardless it was terrible QA on my part, haha.

Grab the new version if you can, but the problem should go away if you enable External Access in Tasker (You can find it under Preferences > Misc > Allow External Access).

Thanks for the prompt feedback
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with note3 work Very well. Bravo!
if possible add possibility create shortcut on gear.
thanks

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with note3 work Very well. Bravo!
if possible add possibility create shortcut on gear.
thanks

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Thanks!

As far as I'm aware the only way to add a shortcut to the Gear's main pages is through the Gear Manager on your device.
Gear Manager > My Apps > Favourites (Tab) > + (Button at top) > Tick TasGear
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Thanks!

As far as I'm aware the only way to add a shortcut to the Gear's main pages is through the Gear Manager on your device.
Gear Manager > My Apps > Favourites (Tab) > + (Button at top) > Tick TasGear

Orbonis,Shortcut of Task! not app

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