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i use it with NFC stickers around the house, paired with Trigger I can do all sorts of automation:
Trigger for all your NFC things.
Driving a car? Tap your phone onto the NFC sticker to turn off WiFi, turn on Bluetooth and connect to car, and open Google Play Music.
Coming back home? Tap and turn on WiFi, turn off Bluetooth and open Sync for Reddit.
It's a brilliant app.
It does a lot of the basic automation things that Tasker can do, but has an incredibly easy-to-understand interface.
If anyone is looking for automation apps that are actually designed well (albeit with fewer features), I highly recommend Trigger or Automate.
Unified remote is really handy. I use it in combination with Trigger and NFCs tags to do various things like switch my PC on when I put my phone on my desk.
Except that OP's test case doesn't prove that.
Trigger can write data to re-writable NFCs, but thanks to its cloud-based storage system, it can pretend to do so with read-only cards seamlessly:
> Now supporting read-only tags & allowing you to write any amount of data to any tag using Tagstand's cloud service. This allows you to use your tags just as you would any writable tag without worrying about size.
I use Trigger with the Tag Reuse Plugin.
Trigger is what you write the tasks with, you need the Reuse plugin to erase the Compass ticket first.
Combine it with Trigger, there are multiple guides for this, for example here.
This series of videos is about as hand holding as can be :)
However if you're looking for something uber simple, you may want to start with something like Trigger until your goals exceed its capabilities and then move on to Tasker.
However since Trigger needs a paid upgrade to access triggers like Location, you may as well learn Tasker.
Yes to Tasker, maybe a bit too convoluted for IFTTT.
Tasker is not for the feint-hearted, though. It has a steep learning curve.
I can recommend Trigger, which would be able to do all this via a far simpler interface: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jwsoft.nfcactionlauncher
I bought some NFC sticker tags and stuck one on my monitor riser, and one on the phone holder in my car. Then I used Trigger (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jwsoft.nfcactionlauncher&hl=en) to set up rules based on those tags. You can use tasker, macrodroid, and a whole bunch of other things too
Car: Turn on bluetooth, turn on rotation, launch AutoMate. A secondary tap kills all of those.
Desk: Sets vibrate to off, launches AirDroid
Try trigger. I originally had tasker but went for trigger instead. The fact it can code your settings to NFC tags is amazing.
Might also want to look into Trigger as well.
I'd give my vote to Tasker as being more feature rich, but to Trigger for user friendliness and having a cleaner UI.
(Note in Trigger you need to assign the default media player in it's settings.)
You can use Trigger to perform a Tasker task with an NFC event which uses the Autohue plugin to turn a light on/off/toggle
My guess is he used something like Trigger or NFC Tools. I know both can read tags, not sure if either can simply reproduce the contents of a tag though.
NFC is short for "Near Field Communication" and is a reader allows you to use the "tap to pay" feature on phones. You can also order NFC tags on Amazon, Google, or other sites and it will allow you to automate some processes via some apps. I use Trigger. For instance, you can make a tag turn on Bluetooth, turn off WiFi, turn on location, and pull up your music playing app by tapping on one you place in your car. I have one that turns on my Bluetooth, connects to my Bluetooth speaker, and starts playing a playlist.
There's an app called Trigger that does exact same things in that type of way.
Trigger and Macrodroid are both alternatives that present things in a simpler way that's a bit easier to learn/understand for people that don't have the time/ability to get into Tasker.
The one thing about Tasker is that you really do need to learn it, whether through videos or articles, as the skills needed to build even the simplest of Profiles/Tasks are the same skills needed to build the ultra-complex ones.
I use the app Trigger to program and use NFC tasks. Most of the heavy work I have done by an app called Tasker. Trigger has the ability to call up Tasker's tasks. This is very useful if you have small capacity NFC tags, you only need the tag to be able to store the information Trigger will use to call up whatever Tasks you make and then Tasker does the rest of the work. No need to have it all programmed into the tag itself.
Trigger is free or paid for updated features. Tasker is paid but well worth the few bucks. And most of the upgrade features in Trigger you can do in Tasker, so you are good to go just using the free version of Trigger.
As to what you can do at home, that depends on what kind of thing you think you might like to do. Timers, alarms, automation, etc. Some are super easy and some will take some development. As an example of an easy one, I have a tag near my refrigerator that sets a 30 minute timer. When I need to quick cool a beer I toss it in the freezer section then tap the NFC timer tag. 30 minutes later my phone reminds me to not forget taking the beer out of the fridge before it freezes up.
There's one place Tasker's not going, and that's backwards. Even "Simple Mode" didn't really make anything simpler.
Tasker is actually the same as it almost always has been. There's just more actions, and more Profile triggers. There's no more need to use variables now than there was 4 years ago. I always tell folks starting out to watch the Tasker 101 Video Series.
When I started using Tasker I watched the series, and then everything made sense pretty quickly. However as others have mentioned Tasker uses a more linear "programmers" flow, as opposed to Locale or Automagic. You've just to got to see what works for you.
For an app even simpler than all of the above - "Trigger" is still avaiable, and I remember starting off with that even before Tasker. In fact this would be the app that is most like a "Simple Mode" of Tasker, since it uses 'triggers' to activate 'tasks'.
The one 'issue' with Tasker is that yes - it requires some time investment to learn and make full use of its features. If someone isn't willing to put in the time to learn it then all the others mentioned above could be better options.
Try Trigger. If you create a calendar event spanning the time you're on call, you can use it as a trigger to change phone settings. Calendar triggers are a pro feature, but there's a free trial so you can test it out.
I use an app called trigger. It's kinda meant for NFC tags and what not but you can have it "trigger" based on time, location, wifi connect/disconnect, BT connect/disconnect etc. Check it out. The icon is a phone with a wifi looking thing on top. The interface is pretty straightforward vs Tasker.
Edit: here's a link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jwsoft.nfcactionlauncher
look into Trigger
its a similar app and has a "lock screen" plugin that might do the trick.
and like others have said, smart lock can keep the phone unlocked while at certain locations. also worth a look.
I used to use Trigger and Agent on my N4 to auto detect I'm driving before I got my Moto X, if that helps. It's a fairly easy process to set up.
I use Trigger which is pretty much a simpler version of Tasker (less features but more user friendly). You may have to pay for the Geofencing feature though...
I rather enjoy the utilitarian nature of my watch. I use AW primarily for getting a sense of emails/texts to see if I need to reply right away or it can wait. I also set a ton of reminders, timers, and alarms.
The things that I have tried to go above and beyond the stock apps/functionality include:
I've been trying this:
You can utilize NFC tags, and schedule processes when leaving/entering wifi hotspots, leaving your house and having google maps start, etc
Tasker didn't. I did :P
You can absolutely do it with my Tasker project.
Install some like Trigger (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jwsoft.nfcactionlauncher) and then use it to call the "Wink Process Command" task in my Tasker project linked below. The OP for that G+ page explains what to put into the "Wink Process Command" task to control a device.
I am using a tool called Trigger which I found many years ago and I do not think is supported any longer. But it has always worked fine so I haven't bothered to look for anything else. Part of that is because Trigger allow you to trigger Tasker tasks. So really most of my Trigger work is simply to then turn over the heavy lifting to Tasker. I am sure there are many other apps that will work with NFC tags and allow working with Tasker but as I said I haven't needed to look for one yet.
I used to use Trigger as an alternative when I didn't want to root my phone. Looks like the app might be dead now after reading reviews. Used to work great.
I'm relatively proficient in the use of Tasker and have created several complex projects.
However, for what you want, I use trigger, which has worked consistently. No need to recreate the wheel ;)
I use an app called Trigger which allows you to easily write and read NFC tags. From the list of actions that reading an NFC tag can perform one of them is running a Tasker task. So once you have a specific task setup in Tasker, you can invoke it by scanning a tag with your Phone and Trigger will run the task or tasks you want. Nice thing about this is an NFC tag has only so much storage on the tag itself, so you can offload a lot more actions into a Tasker task rather than trying to store them all on the tag itself.
However Trigger can also run certain actions all by itself with data stored on the tag such as turning ON/OFF BT, WiFI, GPS some of those may require root), changing volumes, setting alarms, etc. I am sure there are other apps besides Trigger that can do the same things and maybe even do more stuff but I have never played with them since the free version of Trigger has always done what I needed and anything beyond Trigger's ability I offload to Tasker.
So as an example, for the Bluetooth speaker I would set up a Tasker task that...
1) Turns on Bluetooth
2) Connects to speaker
3) starts my favorite music/streaming/audiobook app
Then in Trigger I would set up a new, hmmm guess Trigger calls them "Tasks" as well, that when it sees an NFC tag it runs the Tasker task you set up above already. After you are done setting it up Trigger then prompts you for a Tag. Touch your phone to the tag and the NFC tag is now programmed. Now whenever you tap that tag (and you don't have to be in Trigger) your BT will turn on, connect, and start your music app.
Of course you need to get a hold of some NFC tags to play around with this. You can buy them everywhere (Amazon, eBay, and even Trigger has a tag store you can order through in the app).
I use Trigger for NFC stuff. One of the things you can have Trigger do when a tag is scanned is to run a Tasker task. So you don't need a profile at all. Scan the tag and Trigger will run whatever Tasker tasks you like. Very simple.
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"Superuser — grants access to use superuser (root) features, on a rooted device."
I guess without being root with adb you can get it in the same way
but..effectively neither automate nor tasker say anything about it in the google play description
for example https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jwsoft.nfcactionlauncher
everything related to the connectivity needs root or adb no?
I use Trigger with some automatic events set on my media playback apps and bluetooth devices (when app is opened/closed, when bluetooth devices are connected/disconnected, headphones, etc.). It isn't a perfect solution, but it works for what I need it to.
Depending on what you are trying to do you could set an event when a phone call comes in to up the call and/or ring volume and when it ends reset the volume back down. Similarly events can be created to increase/decrease the volume when media playback apps are opened or closed.
Note: I'm assuming you aren't happy with the Call Volume, Media Volume, Alarm volume settings that are already available.
Edit: If you need even more event/options Trigger can interact with Tasker (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.dinglisch.android.taskerm&hl=en) which opens up even more automation possibilities.
I had trouble with Tasker (can't remember what) so I use Trigger to execute a Tasker task when reading an NFC Tag, works fine for me. Of course Trigger can do a lot more than that.
I personally use a Tasker alternative with this functionality built-in, but for Tasker users, you can use Trigger to launch Tasker tasks. Solves the problem of not having data space available on the tag. Essentially instead of writing the lengthy Tasker script to the tag, you're virtually labeling the tags ("Tag 1", "Tag B", "Tag Z" or whatever), then triggering tasks based on the virtual label.
Because of this, you can now buy and use the absolute cheapest NFC tags instead of spending more for tags that have bigger storage space.
So, after some research, I'm actually not going to give you any code as with how personalized this gets to your system, using my code would be pointless. I will give you a number of tips, though.
First, a warning: this will entail a couple of apps you'll have to get. Trigger (linked below) is free with in-app purchases, and AutoHue (also linked below) is $1.29.
Anytime I want to use a Tasker task that is activated by NFC, my default is to use Trigger, a wonderful little app which will allow you to generally code NFC tags to do things outside of Tasker as well, though you can set tags to 'run task x.' I'm sure there are alternative plug-ins for Tasker and NFC; this is what I use.
The Tasker plug-in I used in regards to messing with the Hue lights was AutoHue, a simple plug-in that allows you to set tasks to do things such as turn lights on or off, blink them, change the color/intensity, or brighten the lights over an interval of time. I've not played with it much, but it seems that it would be useful if I used NFC tags more for my Hue's than my Echo Dot.
If you get stumped and have any questions, I'll try to help, but the reason I didn't give any code is that the task will be specific to your IP, your lights, and your hub.
I personally use Trigger for stuff like this. It doesn't need root for most of the stuff and is way simpler to use than Tasker.
Excellent! Between SwiP and Trigger, which was mentioned in SwiP's description, I should find the solution I need.
Thank you very much!
So, afaik, this is a feature and not a bug and there's no way to work around this. I have a Trigger recipe turning on silent mode as soon as I plug in headphones. I wouldn't want to be out in public with my phone ringing and me not hearing it because I have in ear headphones blaring music in to my ears while everyone around me is annoyed by my phone.
If that were my situation I use either Tasker or Trigger, unfortunately these are paid (trigger has the "USB Connected" locked behind premium features) because they're so much more powerful than some simple task like you mentioned.
I'm just throwing these out there. There's definitely an app that exists that's free and can do the same thing that people have posted here, I see others are suggesting tasker as well so I'm 1 upping that. Heck someone can be nice and make the app in Tasker for you and send the apk.
You can do this with an app called trigger. You can enable / disable toggles when you leave and enter a location.
Though you will need location to stay on.
Yep! You can buy re-programmable NFC tags that you can stick in your car. The app I used for them is called Trigger, it's super easy to use. I recommend setting it as an on/off tag, but know that if you leave your phone on the tag it will continously toggle the setting. You have to place the tag somewhere that is accessible, but not where you lay your phone.
I have no idea, but if you can't find anything then download Trigger, set it to where when you enter the location of your work address (or leave your house), your phone would automatically be put on vibration.
Get an app that runs a Tasker task when it sees an NFC tag.
I use Trigger
Write a task that runs the Variable Add action and then uses the Flash action to display the number.
Any actions you set up with the NFC tag will only work with your device.
Not sure about your lampshade issue. I've used Trigger in the past and have it execute a tasker task which toggles the lights on/off.
NFC Task Launcher is the top NFC writing tag app in the Play Store
But as m-p-3 wrote, it will require a rooted device for GPS and Mobile Data.
There are NFC tags you can buy online, and they're quite cheap.
> Edit: Tasker does not work. I installed it from the Play Store and it had only listed "uninstall" as an option. Cannot open unfortunately.
This doesn't make sense. Tasker should definitely work on your OPO. Regardless, you can try Trigger. I find it easier for simple tasks anyway.
The app Trigger is really cool too.
I started using this before diving into Tasker and it's a good way to learn how things are structured with Triggers(Profiles) that link to Tasks etc. etc. Also a good way to see the limitations of such apps and why Tasker can basically 'do anything'.
EDIT: Took a good look at the Automate screenshot, and lol, that's a bit crazy lookin. I would say to take a look at the Trigger images in the Play Store, it much more relates to Tasker as entry/beginner app, IMO.
I've used this app and if I remember right you can assign tasks both when it detects the tag and when it stops detecting it.
whenever i go somewhere like work / home it changes my sound profile so that my phone only goes off when it should. When i get into my car it automatically connects to the car's sound system and OBD2 sensor so that i can log my miles driving to a spreadsheet (that part uses ifttt).
Check out Trigger. It has a UI that asks you what you want to happen and when you want it to happen (or not happen). Bam, that easy.
I always set up my Bluetooth to explicitly connect to my car stereo when I get in my car. So instead of just looking for any old Bluetooth device, I have an easy Trigger script that I can set to connect to a specific device (in this case, "JVC Unit", the name of my car stereo). I've never had any Bluetooth issues since doing this.
See here. The first screenshot is just the details of the "Bluetooth" step 5.
I have this task kicking off with an NFC tag, but you don't have to do that. You can just run the task manually.
Folosesti aplicatia asta; nu trebuie rescrise. Actiunile setate vor fi recunoscute doar de telefonul tau.
Am facut asta, porneam pc-ul remote cand trecem telefonul peste un card de la intrare.
Why doesn't Trigger get any love? It does exactly that without issue or complexity. I love tasker, but sometimes simplicity is more appreciated.
You could use Trigger. It'll perform actions based on other actions. Use the connecting to your car bluetooth as the trigger to make it connect to your radio. It's pretty easy to set up, and there are many other things you can use it for.
Good point. I always used this (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jwsoft.nfcactionlauncher&hl=en) to trigger a task.
In this case, I'd just have that task check the variable and set it.
Try Trigger https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jwsoft.nfcactionlauncher
More user friendly than Tasker and automates most everything I routinely encounter using a Wi-Fi connection, Bluetooth connection, or NFC tag. There are also time-based triggers, calendar event triggers and location triggers. IFTTT is another good app, but limited to the function of other apps and services and is more of an information push service than an automation service.
Have you tried Trigger? Combined with the lockscreen plugin, it took me just 2 minutes to configure and it works flawlessly.
Okay I will do my best, and know this probably not the best guide but hopefully it’s helpful.
Starting with things I use:
• These NFC Tags
o In reality you don’t even need tags you can just trigger driving mode by connecting to your Bluetooth
• NFC Trigger
o App I used to program my tags
• Auto Bluetooth Connect
o Connects to your Bluetooth automatically
• My car doesn’t come with a built in Bluetooth so I have been using this
o I use this to turn on GPS and also turn off phone lock
1) Set Driving Mode On:
a. Variable Set: Name: “%Driving” To: “1”
2) Set Driving Mode Off
a. Variable Set: Name: “%Driving” To: “0”
3) Driving Mode On:
a. Media Volume: Level 15
b. Alert: Say: Text: “Driving mode activated”
c. Alert: Menu:
d. Net: Bluetooth: Set: On
e. Plugin: Bluetooth Auto Connect
f. Net: WiFi: Set: Off
g. Net: Mobile Data: Set: On
h. Plugin: Secure Settings: Configuration Clear Password
4) Driving Mode On – Read Text
a. Alert: Say: Text: “%SMSRN says %SMSRB”
5) Driving Mode On – Incoming Calls
a. Alert: Say: Text: “Incoming call from %CNAME would you like to answer it?
b. Input: Get Voice
c. Phone: End Call If: Condition “%VOICE” ~ “No”
d. Phone: Take Call If: Condition “%VOICE” ~ “Yes”
e. Task: If: “%VOICE” ~ “No”
f. Task: End If
1) Driving Mode On
a. State: Variable: Variable Value: “%Driving” = “1”
2) Driving Mode On – Read Text
b. Event: Phone: Received Text: Type “Any”
3) Driving Mode On – Incoming Call
a. State: Variable: Variable Value: “%Driving” = “1”
b. Event: Phone: Phone Ringing: Caller: “Any”
It depends on what your trying to automate, and your skill level. Trigger (free) is easy to learn but have very few triggers and actions. Tasker (paid) has a steep learning curve, but a lot of triggers and actions. Automate (free) is another automation app, it's somewhere in between, easier to learn than Tasker, and just as may triggers and actions. Automagic (paid) is another, similar to Automate. There's also IFTTT (free), it's very easy to use, but mostly for automating communication with remote services, and not local device features.
How about Trigger. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jwsoft.nfcactionlauncher
All you need is a Bluetooth headunit, Android phone and Trigger app -> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jwsoft.nfcactionlauncher&hl=de
I'm using an application called 'trigger'. You go through the setup by creating a profile, then assigning what task or tasks you want to complete, then it prompts you to connect to the desired tag (in this case you just put it on the AirDock). Then it's set, so in the future, when it detects the tag, it does the action (in my case launching AutoMate).
AutoMate Beta Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/102908788212710276577
I use Trigger to do these things for me.
No idea if its up to date since I havent used it in years.
Tecnicamente potresti usare questa app per avvisarti quando ti connetti alla rete wifi dell'ufficio, per esempio.
Give trigger a shot. You can set up much more than just wifi scheduling but it's one of the features.
Trigger would work. Have it detect when you connect to Wifi or geofencing.
The NFC tag is programmed via the app Trigger
If the phone touches the Tag it activates bluetooth and connects to my radio (These things are done via Trigger, written to the NFC Tag)
Then I set up a Tasker Profile "When Car Bluetooth is connected" with the "BT Connected" trigger. It enables Autorotate, put the Media Volume on maximum, Notification Volume on 0, Shows me a scene where I can choose what I want to do (Here Maps, Spotify, Pocketcast, Poweramp)
If I click on, lets say Spotify, it fires up Spotify, starts playing, starts Automate
I posted some images on Imgur for you
You can do it with Tasker but I use Trigger. Mostly because it was just easier for me to do with Trigger.
Trigger can do this, but so can Llama.
I would recommend Trigger. You can set up events based on different events, like time, gps, wifi connection, etc.
I use root to remap my keys, block games from accessing the internet, block ads systemwide, Spoof GPS for Pokemon Go 2 3, get rid of bloatware 2, make full backups, use a full terminal, automate my device functions 2, manage how my phone operates, repair other devices, and so much more.
My phone is my PDA. It runs the software I want it to and it does the things I need a computer to do
trigger does this too, add I'd also much simpler than tasker
I used to use Trigger
I never had the issue you were describing, so perhaps you could look in to that.
Not simply, and not out of the box. But if you don't mind jumping through some hoops (and buying a few apps), it may be doable (depending on exactly what you want). What you'd do is use Trigger to launch a Tasker task that itself uses AutoInput to fake typing the command into the Assistant on your phone. http://forum.joaoapps.com/index.php?resources/send-a-command-to-google-assistant-from-tasker.297/ has details on how to make that part happen. But that still only speaks it on the phone. If you want it speaking through the Home, you may be able to automate connecting to the Home as a Bluetooth speaker first, and see whether the spoken response does what you want. It looks like AutoTools has an AutoTools Connectivity command that may be able to do that for you.
So the short answer is "No"; the long answer is "Maybe, if you want a new hobby". :)
Trigger is the best out there but if you combine it with Tasker, it will be a beast.
I paid but I don't know if you have to to get limited functionality.
NFC task? Are you using Trigger by Egomotion? (Previously known as NFC Task Launcher)
You could kind of automate it using NFC tags and an app like Trigger
You should get trigger
Set it up so when you connect to home wifi it turns off mobile wifi and vice versa
Trigger + Tasker + Secure Settings + NFC Ring
Alternatively, build your own lock screen, and it's certainly possible.
I used to use Trigger for a lot of things in the past, but not sure if it's still the go-to app.
Trigger is one I've used
I've had 0 issue with the phone sticking, it works great. Basically as long as the dimple is at the top or above the top of the airdock, there's no issue with charging. I've found the NFC chip to be more sensitive than the QI coil. It charges faster than I expected for a single coil, I have a TyltVu but I don't use it as much as I expected due to the speed, but for the car the trickle charge outweighs the speed of a traditional cable for the sheer convenience. Also the Nexus 6 has no problem streaming/using nav with the battery anyway even when it's not plugged in, it's a lot different than the galaxy nexus where using gps would be a deathwish without a cable.
The long flexible mount that I chose is actually sturdier than I expected. Different configurations may yield more or less vibration on takeoff, but when you're cruising around it's very stable. Now I'm just shopping for a good bluetooth headunit to fully automate getting in the car, which is where the AirDock really shines. It's great to just be able to put the phone on the pad, have it launch car mode and automatically start playing music, etc. while simultaneously charging without any thought. It's also great because I no longer need to leave my phone on the passenger seat or next to my leg while I'm trying to drive.
I just used navigation and streamed music from google play while leaving the screen on the entire to!e at max brightness and the battery just stayed at 100% the entire time! Hit potholes, speedbumps, and train tracks with no issues.
The last thing, which isn't really important for most people (but it is for me), is how clean it looks. There are plenty of car docks, and qi car docks, that are essentially giant clamps that I think look like total garbage. The airdock looks great with and without the phone mounted, and the built in NFC is surprisingly useful.
Also I made this post elsewhere but I think it's worth sharing. I'd highly suggest trying the AutoMate for Android beta, it's great for in the car. I'm currently using the Trigger app to launch AutoMate with the AirDock's NFC.
Or take the first step to NFC with Trigger
I know for a fact that you can do this with tasker. I believe you can do it with Trigger too.
Yes there is, it's called trigger app from play store, ifttt is lame and mainly designed for iPhones, Android phones have something far better. this is my first Android device, I used to love jailbreaking on my iPhone. But now jailbreaking becoming rare and everything I needed jailbreaks for what was already in Android without root. so I switched to Android. I used to jailbreak mainly because of activator but it turns out on Android you have activator types of apps in play store plus you can use them with nfc tags, just bump your phone against a preprogrammed tag/sticker and it'll configure the settings. I find this amazing coming from iPhone.