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Android 4.0+ Devices

Cumulative Changes for b3

  • beta: bugfix: maps weren't able to load data
  • beta: bugfix: app creation: local media could be resized in some places in kid
  • bugfix: scene element text: Vertical Fit Mode: Reduce Text Size: improved fitting algorithm

Cumulative Changes for b3

  • beta: bugfix: app creation: scenes with map elements were crashing upon activity losing foreground
  • beta: bugfix: application of themes to elements was not functioning correctly
  • bugfix: app creation: slider element icons were not being exported or applied correctly
  • bugfix: profile list on/off buttons could have labels in incorrect language
  • bugfix: failure to import old data due to over-enthusiastic data verification checks
  • bugfix: app creation: JS func getLocation: include coarse and fine location permissions, relevant features
  • bugfix: action Element Value: wasn't setting initial value of spinner that had never been displayed when filled from variable
  • change: profile list on/off in German = Ein/Aus
  • developers: synchronous action plugins: were stopping on RESULT_CODE_FAILED even if Continue On Error was set
  • change: read list drag margin width percent from sharedprefs if present, so customizable for root users (integer key listMarginWidthPercent)
  • added: plugins: action/event/state edit screens: show relevant variables from plugins
  • bugfix: %PRESSURE: wasn't being populated if not pressure state defined

Cumulative Changes for b2

  • beta: bugfix: app creation: apps with maps were crashing unless Debug was checked in kid config
  • bugfix: app creation: images in scene element Layout parameters weren't being packaged in kid apk
  • bugfix: problem with monitor being killed when UI exited on LG G2 / 4.4.2, possibly other devices
  • bugfix: scene Text elements with Scrolling enabled were blocking input to underlying elements even when hidden
  • added: Test Scene: width and height
  • bugfix: action Scan Card wasn't handling absolute paths
  • added: action Element Image: usable for Button and Slider elements


  • switched to Google Maps API v2


  • app creation: users of maps in scenes will need to get a Google Maps API v2 key


  • Element Add Geomarker: parameters Label, Label Colour (not supported by new Maps API v2)


  • location edit: optionally long-click and drag on current location marker to move it
  • map element: toggle parameter for roads
  • action Element Map Control: Hide/Show Roads, Enable/Disable Compass/Tilt/Rotation/Zoom Gestures, Hide Zoom Controls modes
  • location edit: show lat/lng at top, editable


  • patch for Android PRNG bug (may improve random number generation on some devices)
  • Set Widget Icon/Label: spurious error message when an anonymous widget was present on home screen
  • Search: bad bottom button alignment in some languages
  • main screen, variables tab: show max 500 characters of a variable contents (longer vars can lock up UI)
  • monitor was hanging under high system load sometimes, improved broadcast handling efficiency
  • task select list: was generating spurious warning on all Tasker UI themes except Light
  • another attempted fix for ANRs during plugin response processing


  • use holo dark for default theme on L devices until a final L ROM is available
  • Tasker no longer requires Google Maps (or Play Services) to be installed (but map-based functionality will not be accessible if they are missing)
  • multiple map elements are possible in a scene


Android 1.6+ Devices



  • action Take Picture: was never using auto-focus, switch to auto-focus when camera parameters specify it
  • scene elements Text/TextEdit/Button: local variable as Text/Label field wasn't being replaced