Assistant Event for Tasker

Assistant Event for Tasker

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This Tasker plugin lets you use the "Google Assistant" gesture (that by default fires up Google Now) as an event in Tasker to execute the task of your choice.

The gesture exists since Android 4.1 and can be activated by long-pressing on the Home button and then dragging to the icon that appears in a half-circle above.

It may also be available on some devices by hitting the Search button.

This plugin should also function in Locale and other apps that use the same API, but I have not tested with anything other than Tasker.

Note: This is not a full app on its own; it only functions in conjunction with Tasker or another app that implements the Locale plugin API.

Once you have installed this app, you will see the plugin as a context within Tasker (under State > Plugin). Then, if you perform the Assistant gesture, you should be asked which application to direct it to. Choose this application, and for best results, select that you want it to always be the choice.

Please contact me via email with any issues, as I can't respond to your review directly.

Neither this app nor Empty Path LLC are affiliated with Tasker, Locale or any similar app or author.

Tags: assistant event for tasker, fortasker, tasker gesture.

Recently changed in this version

v1.4.0 - Fix issue where tasks might not fire if more than one was using this event.

v1.3.1 - Minor bug fixes.


Comments and ratings for Assistant Event for Tasker
  • (64 stars)

    by Auvy McEachern on 11/11/2013

    +win+

  • (64 stars)

    by Adam Ross on 13/10/2013

    On my Galaxy S2 HD LTE (svh-e120s). Using the app one time works fine, however, like others have mentioned before, if I select always use, it crashes touchwiz and fails to load properly. I see this problem has been around for awhile and still hasn't been

  • (64 stars)

    by David Liu on 10/09/2013

    Crashes touchwiz when you set this as default and try to long press the home button to reach your jump/multitasking list. But my google now shortcut on lockscreen sucessfully changed so using that will activate this app instead.

  • (64 stars)

    by Sigit Pratomo on 12/08/2013

    I got a touchwiz problem too. When set up as default it makes the recent tasks command crashes, says the system ui crashes or something like that

  • (64 stars)

    by ethan frienling on 11/08/2013

    When I set it to always touch wiz crashes

  • (64 stars)

    by Bharat Bhatia on 12/07/2013

    Only if I choose to start the tasker task just once If I press on always and start the action again my "system ui" crashes which means that I can't use my phone for several minutes - sgs4 with stock rom

  • (64 stars)

    by Keith Garcia on 19/06/2013

    When you set assistant event as all ways by default, touchwiz crashes when you call it again. Will change to 5 star if there is a workaround or is fixed.