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João Dias
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General Discussion  - 
 
I'm not going to be able to respond to any queries for about 3 weeks, In this time I hope the community can figure out most stuff by itself :) There are a lot of super smart and knowledgeable people here so I think I'm leaving it in good hands ;)

While I'm away here's a rundown of some of the recent AutoApps stuff I've been doing:

- AutoNotification with custom status bar icons: https://plus.google.com/+Jo%C3%A3oDias/posts/MFF4VjrwTZs

- Create tile-like notifications: https://plus.google.com/+Jo%C3%A3oDias/posts/5V9BTZNuf9f

- Better color picker for AutoApps: https://plus.google.com/+Jo%C3%A3oDias/posts/3MDof9RXune

- AutoInput beta for Android N allows you to click anything and perform any on-screen gesture from tasker: https://plus.google.com/+Jo%C3%A3oDias/posts/DtKQxeBxSjK

- AutoTools OCR: https://plus.google.com/+Jo%C3%A3oDias/posts/Jpo9mhQA2JH

- AutoArduino: https://plus.google.com/+Jo%C3%A3oDias/posts/ErvaNynwek8

Building the AutoApps knowledge base
- Navigate Remotely: http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/navigate-remotely.118/

- Control RGB LED: http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/control-rgb-led.119/

- Press a button on a notification as soon as you receive it: http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/press-a-button-on-a-notification-as-soon-as-you-receive-it.120/

- Turn a LED on or off: http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/turn-a-led-on-or-off.122/

- Read Button State: http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/read-button-state.123/

- Control Pin with Button: http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/control-pin-with-button.124/

- Do Something When Third Party Notification Text Changes: http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/do-something-when-third-party-notification-text-changes.125/

- Create a Clear Notifications Quick Tile in Android N: http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/create-a-clear-notifications-quick-tile-in-android-n.126/

- Advanced Notification Formatting with HTML: http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/advanced-notification-formatting-with-html.127/

- Tasker Cloud Backup To Dropbox: http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/tasker-cloud-backup-to-dropbox.129/

- Create Grouped Notifications on Android 7 and above: http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/create-grouped-notifications-on-android-7-and-above.130/

- Day/Night Project based on Sunrise and Sunset Times: http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/day-night-project-based-on-sunrise-and-sunset-times.131/

- React to AutoNotification command: http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/react-to-autonotification-command.133/

- Upload file to Google Drive with full remote folder path: http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/upload-file-to-google-drive-with-full-remote-folder-path.132/

- Get Geofence Name: http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/get-geofence-name.138/

- Run Any Task From Any AutoApp: http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/run-any-task-from-any-autoapp.139/

- Press a button on an existing notification (Thumbs up on Google Play Music): http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/press-a-button-on-an-existing-notification-thumbs-up-on-google-play-music.140/

- Create a Tile-like notification on any Android version: http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/create-a-tile-like-notification-on-any-android-version.141/

- Create toggle-able tiles with AutoNotification Buttons: http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/create-toggle-able-tiles-with-autonotification-buttons.142/
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haha :D She knows, don't worry ;)
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Rod Slater

General Discussion  - 
 
I've been automating my home for the last 7 years and have tried just about every platform and control system on the market before discovering Tasker and AutoVoice along with the rest of João's brilliant tools. The state of the art I call my home is a joy to live in. Some of what I am doing may help those of you pursuing similar goals.

During the last 2+ years of tasker development, I found that specific device control commands like "Turn the Radio on" would often get misheard and while sort of reliable, the amount of exceptions I was having to deal with was getting unwieldy.

I like things simple, I am a simple man. In the end I realised Google Voice is voice recognition not word recognition and adding context to commands improved reliability in leaps and bounds. And so voice commands with context were the way forward "...listen to the radio" "let's watch tv" and if the tv was on, commands like Netflix, Chromecast, iplayer and more became active as well as the old favourites "computer Tea Earl Grey, hot"

I've taken a different approach from a monolithic script controlling everything. In the end it became unwieldy to maintain a device level control script and it was a pain in ass having to explain in detail what I wanted to happen. In the end, I scripted the whole thing around the concept of house control action scripts being linked to an activity, event or scene :

Activity : waking up/going to bed / exit house / make tea, watch tv, listen to radio or music that sort of thing.

Scene : dim, bright, low which links to ventilation and lights.

I have very fine control over entertainment and certain devices in the home, but overall a handful of phrases are used daily and it provides a wonderful experience. I have old tablets in rooms to provide local control and one of my first real Tasker scripts was the configuration synchronisation one that allows me to edit using any device, then push the tasker update to all of the devices in the home.

In total I've somewhere in the region of 40+ controllable house components covering light, power, entertainment, security and safety.

To make the voice control for all of this manageable. I have separate voice profiles for each major scene or activity and a lot of contextual logic makes everything adjust to variables I maintain : time of day, if I am on holiday or not, weather conditions, sunset, sunrise, where I am, where I was, being the main settings.

All scripts are multipurpose allowing voice or parameter control. I think I am using just about every one of the autoapps tools except wear and ironically, VERA as well as a bunch of other plugins like UDP Sender, send/receive. In general I've stuck with simple 433Mhz kit, 99.9% is good enough for me and if I shout loud enough i can get 100%.

Recently I have been integrating my mii band into the house and when it detects me waking, tasker intercepts the notification and starts the script to wake the house up and turn the kettle on. While having my tea, Tasker's busy interrogating the mii band, security system, Nest thermostat, house probes, news, my calendar and mail and compiles the morning summary that's played through the house audio system.

When I first saw Star Trek as a kid, I swore I wanted to live in a house like that and now I do thanks to Tasker, João and the community from whom I have learned so much.

I hope those of you on the home automation journey can gain something from my experience.
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Ya I'm working on the same. :) 
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João Dias
owner

Beta Testing  - 
 
I'm back for a little while (going away again soon), but since I'm here I added a little something to AutoTools: Muzei support.

For those who don't know Muzei (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.nurik.roman.muzei) is a wallpaper app that allows you to cycle through your images and now you can set those images from Tasker.

For example, you could get a list of images from an RSS feed and set all of those images to be your wallpapers that cycle on a loop each 60 minutes :)

I got the tip from @xd1936 on Twitter and implemented it today.

Let me know how it works if you use Muzei!
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I am @xd1936 and my mind is blown. All hail Joaomgcd!
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Dirk Sobiech

I need help!  - 
 
Hello,

i set up a tasker profile using Autopebble 'Other App' Event. Autopebble detected the app 'pebble2timeline' and i enabled it in Autopebble.
I set up the 'Other App' Event with no filters, both directions. When i generate a message with the pebble2timeline-app on the watch, the autopebble log immediatly shows the message but the event is not triggered. one of ten times - when i open up tasker screen to verify the tasker profile again - the event is firedsome times but much to late. Profiles working with the Autopebble Watch-app are working reliable.
I've tried
- deleting logs
- set up any combination of filters
- reinstalling Pebble App
- reinstalling AutoPebble
- delete and set up new Taske Profile
I would have given up, but the messages are in the log file and so is still hope it could work.

Can you help?

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Daniel Söderlund (Varazir)

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My new Home automation profils and task.
It's 2 different profiles but the same task

Profile: DZ Turn (272)
Event: AutoVoice Recognized [ Configuration:Command: "(?<cmd>turn) (?<action>on|off) (?<devices>\w+)(?: and (?<second_device>\w+))? (regex)"
Last Cmd Id Regex: false
Last Cmd Id Invert: false
Not on Normal: false
Not on Continuous: false
Contains All: false
Use Regex Replacements: false
Do Google Now Search: false ]
Enter: DZ Turn (273)
A1: AutoWeb Web Service [ Configuration:API: Domoticz
API Action: Get Device's
Hostname/IP: http://zwave.inet
Port: 80
Used: true
Order: Name
Filter: light Timeout (Seconds):120 ]
A2: Variable Split [ Name:%devices Splitter: Delete Base:On ]
A3: Variable Set [ Name:%second_action To:%action Do Maths:Off Append:Off ] If [ %second_action !Set & %second_device Set ]
A4: For [ Variable:%device Items:%devices() ]
A5: AutoTools Arrays [ Configuration:Input Arrays: %name()|%idx()|%levelint()|%description()|
Vertical Mode: false
Separator: |
Item Separator: ,
Input Is File: false
Names: fname,fidx,flevelint,fdescription
Output Variables Separator: ,
Sort Arrays: false
Invert: false
Randomize: false
Merge Arrays: false
Merged Array Name: atmergedarray
Unique: false
Filter: %device
Exact: false
Regex: false
Case Insensitive: true
Contains All: false
Clear For Name: false
Clear For All: false Timeout (Seconds):60 ]
A6: Variable Convert [ Name:%action Function:To Upper Case First Store Result In: ]
A7: AutoTools Dialog [ Configuration:Dialog Type: No/Yes
Title: Not save device
Text: The device %fname() is not safe to turn off. Do like turn it off?
Text Size: 20
Use HTML: false
Dim Background: true
Cancelable: true
Turn Screen On: true Timeout (Seconds):60 ] If [ %fdescription() !~ Safe & %action ~ Off ]
A8: Stop [ With Error:Off Task: ] If [ %atbutton ~ 0 ]
A9: AutoWeb Web Service [ Configuration:API: Domoticz
API Action: Switch Device
Hostname/IP: zwave.inet
Port: 80
Idx: %fidx()
Param: switchlight
Switchcmd: %action Timeout (Seconds):120 ]
A10: End For
A11: If [ %second_device Set ]
A12: AutoTools Arrays [ Configuration:Input Arrays: %name()|%idx()|%levelint()|%description()|
Vertical Mode: false
Separator: |
Item Separator: ,
Input Is File: false
Names: sname,sidx,slevelint,sdescription
Output Variables Separator: ,
Sort Arrays: false
Invert: false
Randomize: false
Merge Arrays: false
Merged Array Name: atmergedarray
Unique: false
Filter: %second_device
Exact: false
Regex: false
Case Insensitive: true
Contains All: false
Clear For Name: false
Clear For All: false Timeout (Seconds):60 ]
A13: Variable Convert [ Name:%second_action Function:To Upper Case First Store Result In: ]
A14: AutoTools Dialog [ Configuration:Dialog Type: No/Yes
Title: Not save device
Text: The device %sname() is not safe to turn off. Do like turn it off?
Text Size: 20
Use HTML: false
Dim Background: true
Cancelable: true
Turn Screen On: true Timeout (Seconds):60 ] If [ %sdescription() !~ Safe & %second_action ~ Off ]
A15: Stop [ With Error:Off Task: ] If [ %atbutton ~ 0 ]
A16: AutoWeb Web Service [ Configuration:API: Domoticz
API Action: Switch Device
Hostname/IP: zwave.inet
Port: 80
Idx: %sidx()
Param: switchlight
Switchcmd: %second_action Timeout (Seconds):120 ]
A17: End If

Profile: DZ Turn 2 (275)
Event: AutoVoice Recognized [ Configuration:Command: "(?<cmd>turn) (?<devices>.+?) (?<action>on|off)(?: and (?<second_device>\w+) (?<second_action>on|off))? (regex)"
Last Cmd Id Regex: false
Last Cmd Id Invert: false
Not on Normal: false
Not on Continuous: false
Contains All: false
Use Regex Replacements: false
Do Google Now Search: false ]

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+Daniel Söderlund sorry I am very new to auto apps and the format that is displayed here..Can you plz mention what exactly the profile is doing here?
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Renz Pido

General Discussion  - 
 
Good day, i have a question is there a tasker for ios? Thanks
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Thanks +Svampsson Svampsson !
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Tyler Shivers

I need help!  - 
 
With AutoWear, is there a way to query the watch's notifications?
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Nope, sorry. There's no notification listener service for aware as far as I know
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Michael Hill

I need help!  - 
 
I seem to be having an issue when trying to use the Javascriptlet option to convert a unix date to readable date & time and then grabbing just the time from that. Here's the steps I'm taking as of right now:

Javascriplet:
var unixms = global( '%TIMEMS' );
var date = Date(unixms);
var hours = date.getHours();
var minutes = "0" + date.getMinutes();
var seconds = "0" + date.getSeconds();
var currenttime = hours + ':' + minutes.substr(-2) + ':' + seconds.substr(-2);

If I flash %date it provides me the current date & time, but when I try %hours or %currenttime I just get the variable name (hours and currenttime), not the actual values that they should have. What am I doing wrong?
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Thanks for the direction and advice +Tasker Pro​ :) I'll post there tomorrow morning and will be sure to also check out your method using AutoTools as well since I was able to download it tonight. This community is wonderful :)
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André Ferreira

I need help!  - 
 
Bom dia, não sei se é o sitio indicado para fazer esta pergunta, é possivel com o autoinput programar o botao netflix de uma sony androidtv para abrir outra aplicaçao?
Obrigado
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vou colocar com outro botão :) obrigado
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Autoweb When adding a input there is a line called Options. What dose it do? I thought you would get a list when you selected that input in a task. 
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+Svampsson Svampsson ya it's a local server so everyone uses what they want.
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George Gladky

AutoVoice Discussion  - 
 
I have bluetooth headset sony sbh52. Help me! How to make correctly settings AV that my headset recognize my voice commands through its microphone. Thank you! 
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enable Bluetooth headset in the Google app (settings > voice)
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Michael Hill

I need help!  - 
 
For some reason it appears that Secure Settings' Quick Settings option has stopped working for my phone, which is preventing some of profiles from working correctly (turning off location, data, etc). I looked at my update logs and found out my phone updated to version 6.0.1 on July 19th (Software updated to G935VVRS2APF2) is anyone else having this issue? I have an unrooted Galaxy S7 Edge. 
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I don't see the direct option to toggle data or location in Autoinput. As for Secure Settings those commands don't do anything. I tried the command Autoinput commands and nothing happens. The top menu still isn't even pulled down. 
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hello.is possible to set diferent profiles with autovoice as a trigger but with diferrent languages??some to listen to english and others at greek.thanks
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Something else that its challenging me this days. I use "list files"for music folders. And it gives me arrays. %someth1
%someth2 etc. And as a value the path of its song at the sd card. I try to make a voice command like play (?<songname>.+)but I can't find something to work. As you see I i am very short time catch "the tasker virus"., thank you everyone that spended time helping me
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Wesley Routzong

I need help!  - 
 
Trying to use AutoInput to toggle NFC on my Verizon LG G5 (not rooted). I always get the misleading "extra key not found in bundle" message. When I add a Flash to see the actual error all I get is "timeout". Any suggestions? I've tried several combinations using the .TEXT, the Position, the NFC Field Name or the OFF text on the button. None seem to work, which makes me think its operator error.
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Ok easier doing using by the settings. 
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Lemuel Sacop

I need help!  - 
 
For some reasons Join stopped working in my note 3 and I can't receive anything. In the diagnostics, the received push from server and received via gcm direct keys failed. I had gone as far as reinstalling app with no success. Sending to my other devices still working though.
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Maybe your current network is having some issues? Can you try connecting to another network and trying again? Thanks
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Thomas Tran

Beta Testing  - 
 
Couple suggestions and questions.

AutoTools Toast
Would it be possible to have AT Toast to accept text color, background color with Tasker variables? I would like to create a common AT Toast task that other tasks can perform passing along text, text color and background color.

AutoVoice
Is it possible to know the language code used for Recognize Event? I have a Nova Recognize shortcut with swipe up on it to start recognize in another language. I would like the task triggered by the profile to say custom error messages or warnings in the respective language code used by Recognize shortcut.
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The color variables work now. I must have been drunk lol.
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Tasker Pro

Beta Testing  - 
 
+João Dias​ can you add vertical padding/spacing setting to AutoTools Dialog for the Title Buttons and Bottom Buttons.

The default spacing is wayyy to close to the Title and even more the Grid/List Window.

Thanks!

http://i.imgur.com/AJJVvCx.png
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+João Dias​ Yes that seems to be better at the top, but at the bottom - the spacing above the icons needs same adjustment - http://i.imgur.com/W3U1wsR.png

And if there can be an input field for user-adjustable vertical padding on these - even better ;))
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Ash faa

I need help!  - 
 
I have done AutoArduino project in which i can control my car from smartphone using tasker and arduino.. I can control Lock, Unlock, panic, Remote start engine.. next I'm gonna add hc -05 bluetooth module to control it wireless..

All thanks to +João Dias​ for AutoArduino and +Mike Hensley​ helping me begin with arduino.
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thats totally fine.
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Nikolaus Ringe

AutoLocation Discussion  - 
 
Big Problem here!
Since a couple of days the GPS icon stays visible and the device is very hot.
As much as I could investigate this comes from Google Play/Services because I could see a high battery usage in the battery and location panel of the Android settings.
The described issue happens randomly/over night ...
When I force close the Google play app the icon goes away.
I deleted the data and uninstalled the updates of Google Play - seemed to help for a while. Now the app is back to it's newest version -problem persists!
Found a work around that disables wake locks in the privacy guard but this isn't something really helpful when using AutoLocation, RIGHT?!

Please help me with this!
It happens on two OPO's running CM 11.0 05Q
I'm rooted.

Thanks! :-)
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Mine didn't update so far )-:
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Drealyn Williams

AutoNotification Discussion  - 
 
Is there a way to not use the Text Expanded (if the text isn't "long") and/or not take up so much space (if the text contains 1 sentence past before needing to expand)? I hope I worded this right. I have the same variable in Text as in Text Expanded.

I'm using AR & AN to intercept notifications on my secondary phone and create notifications on my primary.
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Oh I see. There's no way to control the size of the notification, sorry!
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