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jfriend33

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When are you implementing the

"OK Google, Fetch Starbucks Venti Iced Coffee with Four Pumps of Vanilla and Skim Milk" command?
Only after they implement the ok Google fetch Starbucks ristretto solo Grande 6 pump classic whole milk 175 degrees extra foam double cup no sleeve latte...

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SirSparkles

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Okay fixed it :D It seems that CM gallery doesn't support specifying a default orientation so that's kind of weird, but now the resolution is fixed...

I tried the most recently posted apk listed here, to see if the 'take a selfie' works now for my CM11 ROM, and it does.
Thanks for tweaking for CM users!

Just an fyi...for those that might be in the same boat....run the 'take a selfie' a few times to see if it works for you.

The first time it ran for me, it took over 5 seconds between opening the camera app and taking the photo.
Each time afterwards this was reduced to less than a second.
(not sure if it had to run once? or wasn't just a random hiccup at my end with other processes running)
 
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RS08

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Hi,

I just read for the first time about Commandr for GN and it sounds very exciting.
One question: Is it somehow possible to enable a kind of a spell mode in Google Now? Currently GN always tries to understand the context of the speech which is great but when dictating a message in some cases it would be very useful if you could switch to spell mode and spell an uncommon word/name.

Thanks
 

RSenG2x

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Quick Status Update

Hey guys, really sorry about the lack of updates , I've been super busy with college stuff... I just recently learned I'm done with testing, but I have 2 applications to finish before November 1st, then another one for December 1st. Then like 4 for January 1st and then a final one for March 15th. So I'm kind of slammed... Hopefully I'll get into my first choice and then I'll be free to ramp up development, but until then, I'll have to wait...

In the mean time feel free to check out one of my new app that will be coming out (hopefully soon, but realistically not so soon :( It's an alarm clock that uses live traffic data to allow for you to wakeup at the right time to get to a work/school/a new place you don't know the time for... Built at Hack the North www.hackthenorth.com

On that note, is anybody here interested in a Pebble app for Commandr? No voice control, but you would be able to control your device using the watch...
 
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Hi, I've installed Commandr and tasker, everything is working fine (awesome app!). I was watching the XDA tv review and when the guy (Uncle Fester?) clicks on Tasker Commands he scrolls through A LOT of commands, did he manually create all of them?
Is there a way to download all tasker commands created for Commandr? I found the whatsapp one here, but I'm wondering if Uncle Fester got all his commands somewhere (which would make things a lot easier than creating each one by one).

Thanks in advance!


ps.: I've been creating some of my own since I wrote this, lots of fun! One I just can't make work is saying "play (song) by (artist)" using PowerAMP, and I can't find one that works anywhere. Has anyone succeeded?
 
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RSenG2x

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Version 3.0 Released!

3.0 (sorry for the delay, submitted my first college app and finally got some time...):
- Full Android Wear Support! Now you can 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)

Huge thanks to github users flyingtoaster0 and emansih for their contributions. Remember that Commandr is open source so feel free to contribute commands!
 

RSenG2x

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Version 3.1 Released!

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

phew submitted 2 more college apps today :) Honestly, knowing that I get to work on these updates is the only thing that gets me through those essays :D
 

Mikos

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Hello,

if I try to enable accessibility service in Android 5.0, I see warning that it will disable my lockscreen/encryption password. It is known bug (or maybe stupid "feature") in Android 5.0, see h**ps://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=79309. Can you please bring some alternative (for root users) without accessibility service (or "note to self" hack)?

Thank you :)
 

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Hello,

if I try to enable accessibility service in Android 5.0, I see warning that it will disable my lockscreen/encryption password. It is known bug (or maybe stupid "feature") in Android 5.0, see h**ps://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=79309. Can you please bring some alternative (for root users) without accessibility service (or "note to self" hack)?

Thank you :)

From what I can tell from that site. Isn't it not really an issue? It sounds like the warning is just worded poorly... The only root way of accomplishing this that I know of is through XPosed, which as I understand isn't working on lollipop yet...
 

Mikos

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From what I can tell from that site. Isn't it not really an issue? It sounds like the warning is just worded poorly... The only root way of accomplishing this that I know of is through XPosed, which as I understand isn't working on lollipop yet...

It will really disable your lock screen/encryption password. Poor wording is only small secondary issue. You simply can't use lock screen password/PIN/pattern with any accessibility service enabled on Android 5 :(

Isn't there some other way than XPosed?
 

migidid

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Seems to work almost fine, all commands i tried worked fine on testing exept GPS on and off they were unavailable for my device and couldnt unlock my keyguard by command from lockscreen. even root commands worked after granting SU access. Also noticed problem using xposed interaction, (installed GS API 1.4 and enabled then reboot) but if i tick on "Use Xposed" from Commandr settings it wont find my commands anymore, just searches them on google now... is it a bug or is there a workaround or something ? i would like to have that working because i already ordered my Smartwatch 3 :)

also i lose keyguard if i change accessibility setting on or off, buuut soft reboot solves it so nothing major.
Sony Z1 stock 4.4.4 .157 rooted and basic stuff u know :D

Otherwise a must have app thank you lots !!!
 
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orangejuice43

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Does the lack of Xposed on Lollipop mean I can't get Commandr to work properly on android wear with my Lollipop AOSP Xperia Z? (by properly I mean without using 'note to self').

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Version 3.2 Released!

3.2:
- I'm excited to announce that I will be attending MIT next year!!! Thank you so much for your support, I couldn't have done it without you :) Now I get some extra time to push out some updates...
- Battery Status Command
- Audio Capture Command
- Lollipop updates and niceties...
- Some infrastructure work so future updates will be even faster! (Help contribute on Github!)
- Bug fixes

College is expensive, small donations are extremely appreciated! If every user donates 15 cents, I won't have to make my parents pay :)
 

smokin901

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@RSenG2x In past all i had to do was grant accessibility permission and it would start working right away. it is not working now. was able to get 3.1 working but after 3.2 update it stooped working again.
got
HTC M7 on viper 7.0.2 4.4.3 based ROM
Google search 4.0.26
Google search api
enabled Accessibility permission, did not work
enabled xposed modules did not work

is there anything i am missing
 

RSenG2x

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@RSenG2x In past all i had to do was grant accessibility permission and it would start working right away. it is not working now. was able to get 3.1 working but after 3.2 update it stooped working again.
got
HTC M7 on viper 7.0.2 4.4.3 based ROM
Google search 4.0.26
Google search api
enabled Accessibility permission, did not work
enabled xposed modules did not work

is there anything i am missing
Can you try uninstalling or clearing data? You can also try rebooting your phone... The system framework for accessibility services can act weirdly on app updates...
 
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jjquin

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Great app. I love the integration with Tasker. I had to try it after watching your video. Seems our voices are similar. Every time you said "OK Google" in the video it would pause and Google Now would popup!

JJ

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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

    Website
    Play Store
    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/details?id=net.dinglisch.android.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/details?id=net.dinglisch.android.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

    3.4.1:
    - Fixed recognition for new Google Search update. Sorry for the delay on this, I've been busy finishing up my last year of high school... I've setup some systems so that if an update breaks it in the future, it should be faster to fix...
    - Updated translations

    3.4:
    Have to thank the Commandr open source community for this update. I've been busy with school and sports, I'll hopefully get some more time soon...

    Thanks to chylek:
    - Tasker variable %commandr_text available for more complex tasker commands
    - Fixes for recognition of subsequent commands
    - Matched regex groups are transferred to Tasker as variables %commander_N
    (where N is the group number)

    Thanks to Daniel Quah (emansih):
    - Added Twitter command

    ​3.3.1:
    - Fixed a major bug for users with Tasker commands. Sorry about that, it was literally a one word change which got through testing. Thank you for everybody who helped me resolve this!

    3.3:
    - Now search for keywords instead of an exact match. For example if you enter "Commandr is cool, Commandr & good" then all of the following phrases will match "Commandr is cool", "Commandr is really good", "Look at how good Commandr is"
    - New Command: Navigate with Waze
    - Crash & Bug Fixes
    - Updated translations Contribute at getlocalization.com/commandr

    3.2:
    - I'm excited to announce that I will be attending MIT next year!!! Thank you so much for your support, I couldn't have done it without you :) Now I get some extra time to push out some updates...
    - Battery Status Command
    - Audio Capture Command
    - Lollipop updates and niceties...
    - Some infrastructure work so future updates will be even faster! (Help contribute on Github!)
    - Bug fixes
    College is expensive, small donations are extremely appreciated! If every user donates 15 cents, I won't have to make my parents pay :)

    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/showpost.php?p=54869625&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
    4
    Quick update on progress on removing requirement of "note to self" for root uses...

    This was implemented successfully using MohammadAG's Google Now API, but unfortunately it seems that this api has many bugs and has to be updated for the new version of Google Search. As soon as this is updated (he is on vacation right now), I will add this functionality :) For now, rolling back changes...
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    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
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    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

    Keep voting for and suggesting commands in-app!