IFTTT Comes to AutoVoice, AutoTools Gets Nougat’s App Shortcuts, and AutoNotifications is Updated with Chronometers (Betas)
If you’ve ever used Tasker before, then you’ve likely heard of the developer joaomgcd as well. He has published a number of plugins for Tasker that really take it to the next level (even though it’s always been so far ahead of its time). AutoVoice, AutoTools and AutoNotifications are all developed by jaomgcd, and each of these apps have just received some interesting updates that we wanted to share with you.
First up is AutoVoice, an application that enables you to create custom voice actions for Google Now. Actions that have yet to be implemented officially by Google are now possible thanks to AutoVoice. This update brings support for the IFTTT service so you can trigger IFTTT events with your voice and directly from your Android device; joaomgcd tells us that we don’t even need Tasker for this to work, since you can simply create a command within the app and add a corresponding applet with a matching event.
App Shortcuts were introduced with Android 7.1 Nougat, and they enable you to create app icons on your home screen that will do specific things or take you directly to a specific spot in the application itself. This feature is now supported in joaomgcd’s AutoTools application and this enables you to add dynamic app shortcuts depending on where you are, what time it is, etc. They’ve even setup a tutorial for this feature that can be found here.
The last of their apps that received an update recently is AutoNotifications, and it now comes with chronometers. For those unaware, a chronometer is an instrument used to measure time and this functionality has now been added into AutoNotifications. So now you can have chronometers show up in notifications and you can set them to either count up or down. There’s a demo video of this on YouTube that can be found here.[“source-ndtv”]