Tasker has just been updated with 33 new features, 60 bugfixes, and 31 changes in a massive version update for the Android 4.0+ crowd.
Among some of the more useful functions are the ability to test who the active user is, determine whether you have a mobile data connection, pass a user agent to an HTTP Get/Post, check NFC status, run a non-root shell and stop it from another action, and BT connected state (health, headset, a2dp).
It’s a rather impressive update, and you can read the complete release notes over here. If you’re not seeing it in your Play Store software updates list, just go to the Tasker entry and it should be updatable.
The Tasker Userguide, which is an unofficial Wiki, doesn’t appear to reflect any of the new changes yet, so get on that people.
On a side note, if you are ondering about Pocketables’s continuing Tasker coverage, here’s the status of it:
- I’m still learning in what limited free time I have.
- I haven’t come across projects that I felt were particularly up to a write up or I was capable of yet.
- What projects I have come up with I’ve generally found require root, or have an app available that does it with serious polish that I’m not able to deliver yet.
- We’ve had a few people offer to write contributing articles, and we’re still waiting on those. If you’d like to contribute, please contact us.
Back to the Tasker update … I’ll be playing with it over the next few days and attempting to get a projct I’m working on ready for write up. If you happen to run across anything interesting with this update, drop us a note, and if you’ve got anything you want to share Tasker-related get in touch.