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AppContext was featured on XDA Portal!
After years of reading, flashing, and gaining a lot of Android-knowledge on XDA-Developers, I felt it was time to create my own Xposed Module.
So hereby I proudly present to you my first app:
Better application context for Tasker with Xposed!
Now available on Google Play, XDA Labs and the Xposed Module Repository.
With AppContext, you can have Tasker react on running applications, without the downsides of the default implementation.
The default application context of Tasker has several downsides:
• it is inaccurate (in Android versions after KitKat)
• it needs an accessibility service (which disables screen lock for enhanced data encryption, but this can be re-enabled)
• it checks frequently which app is running
Especially the last point is inconvenient, as frequent checks may drain battery and infrequent checks means Tasker is slow to react.
AppContext solves these problems by utilizing the power of Xposed! It hooks directly into the Activity-class, letting Tasker react immediately when an app starts. This means no more periodic checking which app is running, so no more battery drain and no more slow reactions. It's also perfectly accurate and doesn't need an accessibility service, so your device's screen lock can be used for enhanced data protection again.
(Experimental support for reacting on Services is also present.)
AppContext may also work with other apps using the Locale API, such as Locale, Llama, Automate, Automagic and others. However, this is not tested extensively.
To support development, AppContext contains non-intrusive ads. These can be removed with a small in-app purchase. (Note that if you donate through PayPal on XDA, ads are not removed. Nevertheless, it is still highly appreciated)
Please understand that AppContext is still considered to be in beta. There may be bugs. Please report them in this thread, or by using the in-app Feedback button or sending an email to email@example.com.
Constructive criticism is highly appreciated!
• Google Play
• XDA Labs
• Xposed Module Repository
• Android 4.0.3 and higher
• Xposed Framework
• Tasker (or equivalent)
• Crafty Apps EU/Pent for creating Tasker
• rovo89 for creating the Xposed Framework
• Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google Inc.
AppContext, Xposed for all devices (see above for details)
Xposed Package Name: io.shortway.appcontext
Current Beta Version: 0.4.7
Beta Release Date: 2017-10-14
Last Updated 2017-11-25