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Tasker URL Launcher


Tiny app to process URLs to start tasker tasks.

Useful for launching tasker tasks from NFC tags-

THIS APP REQUIRES THE TASKER APP TO BE INSTALLED!

INSTRUCTIONS:
for Sony Xperia smarttags simply use the the smart tag app. To run a tasker task use the "Open URL" action, then set the url "tasker://taskname" instead of "http://" (change taskname to the name of your task defined in tasker- tasks are case sensitive)
e.g. "tasker://mytask" to run a task called "mytask" defined in tasker.

for writable tags it should work as simply as writing the tasker:// url and task to the tag itself.

It will do until tasker add nfc capability :)

On some devices the "tags" app comes pre-installed and blocks the url from nfc tags from being launched automagically, meaning you need to touch the screen to launch the task. You may find disabling the "tags" app from settings->apps->all fixes this problem.

Also it is VITAL that tasker is installed before this app or it will not work, this means that if you upgrade or reset your device etc. and google play automatically re-installs all your apps then it may not work. this is solved by simply uninstalling tasker url launcher, checking tasker is installed, and then re-installing the tasker url launcher from google play.
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About Tasker URL Launcher
Tiny app to process URLs to start tasker tasks.

Useful for launching tasker tasks from NFC tags-

THIS APP REQUIRES THE TASKER APP TO BE INSTALLED!

INSTRUCTIONS:
for Sony Xperia smarttags simply use the the smart tag app. To run a tasker task use the "Open URL" action, then set the url "tasker://taskname" instead of "http://" (change taskname to the name of your task defined in tasker- tasks are case sensitive)
e.g. "tasker://mytask" to run a task called "mytask" defined in tasker.

for writable tags it should work as simply as writing the tasker:// url and task to the tag itself.

It will do until tasker add nfc capability :)

On some devices the "tags" app comes pre-installed and blocks the url from nfc tags from being launched automagically, meaning you need to touch the screen to launch the task. You may find disabling the "tags" app from settings->apps->all fixes this problem.

Also it is VITAL that tasker is installed before this app or it will not work, this means that if you upgrade or reset your device etc. and google play automatically re-installs all your apps then it may not work. this is solved by simply uninstalling tasker url launcher, checking tasker is installed, and then re-installing the tasker url launcher from google play.

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A Google User
Aug 22, 2014
Open??? No open option...
A Google User
Apr 29, 2014
does not seem to work on Nexus4 4.4.2 Kitkat
A Google User
Mar 17, 2014
Has promise but needs sorting out on Kitkat Doesn't allow seamless task invocation on KitKat. I get a "tags" popup asking me to select the app to process the NFC event. If I disable the tags app then just get an error beep and Tasker URL doesn't action the event.
A Google User
Feb 25, 2014
Can be used for barcodes as well. Samsung GS2 w/Jellybean.Downloaded this to try it with reading barcode labels. It works! Instead of an NFC tag, create a QR barcode & scan with your phone. I just used the "free text" option of an online QR barcode generator to be "tasker://task". After it read the barcode I then just tapped the screen to "Open Browser" & it ran my task. The big advantage of being able to use the BCS is that I can generate unlimited free barcodes for those places I don't want to risk losing a NFC tag, for infrequently used tasks & for simple tasks that I don't want to dedicate one of my precious NFC tags. Example: putting barcodes on test fixtures at my work where I can scan a barcode to start a timer to remind me to come back. And since they are paper barcodes taped to the machine, I can make a strip of several for different times. No wasted tags! Woo hoo.
A Google User
Feb 10, 2014
Not really working with KitKat. After scanning a tag, there's a popup where I have to choose the app to use the scanned data with and then, there's a "Tag discovered" list, where I have to tap the just scanned tag again to launch it. Very annoying. I'm pretty sure there's missing some NDEF_DISCOVERED intent-filter for it to work with newer Android versions.