I struggle to make tasker work as well. I'm sure someone gets it, but I don't. Just last night I tried to make it simply turn off the sound and screen if I placed it face down on a table and turn it on when I pick it up. I figured out a dozen ways to make it almost work.
+John Lieske Cool. My app really aims to make simple things easy,but it includes features that potentially also allows more complex stuff for those so inclined. In the next iteration I have plans to allow execution also by touching certain digital watches - perhaps a very small target, but I happen to have one. See this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.petersson.watch
I've been hearing good things about Tasker. I've installed Llama, which is very easy to setup and use (and it's FREE!), so I haven't had much use for any other automation app. Maybe I'll try it, but not for $6.