AppContext

Have Tasker react on running applications, without the downsides of the default implementation!

The default application context of Tasker has several downsides:
• it is inaccurate (in Android versions after KitKat)
• it needs an accessibility service, which prevents using screen lock to enhance data encryption
• it checks frequently which app is running
Especially the last point is inconvenient, as frequent checks may drain battery and infrequent checks means Tasker is slow to react.

AppContext solves these problems by utilizing the power of Xposed! It hooks directly into the Activity-class, letting Tasker react immediately when an app starts. This means no more periodic checking which app is running, so no more battery drain and no more slow reactions. It's also perfectly accurate and doesn't need an accessibility service, so your device's screen lock can be used for enhanced data protection again.

AppContext may also work with other apps using the Locale API, such as Locale, Llama, Automate, Automagic and others. However, this is not tested extensively.

To support development, AppContext contains non-intrusive ads. These can be removed with a small in-app purchase.

Please understand that AppContext is still considered to be in beta. There may be bugs. Please report them by using the in-app Feedback button, or by sending an email to shortwaystudio@gmail.com.

AppContext is also available on Google Play and XDA Labs.

COMPATIBILITY
• Android 4.0.3 and higher
• Xposed Framework
• Tasker (or equivalent)

CREDITS
• Crafty Apps EU/Pent for creating Tasker
• rovo89 for creating the Xposed Framework

Author(s): 
Package: 
io.shortway.appcontext
Version name: 
0.4.1
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
260 in total · 32 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
ad98b107fb05582c156d591073edb400
Uploaded on: 
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 16:21
Changes: 

0.4.1 - Bugfix release.
Please report any bugs by using the in-app Feedback button, or by sending an email to shortwaystudio@gmail.com.
[FIX] Sometimes not all apps were shown in the 'Pick apps' screen. Shouldn't happen anymore.
[FIX] Some Xposed-related errors were fixed.
[FIX] Hopefully fixed the random crashes. If not, please keep reporting them. Thanks!

Version name: 
0.4
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
480 in total · 1 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
01b90cc962b988045014c400b99423dc
Uploaded on: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:05
Changes: 

0.4 - Service support is here! (Experimentally, but still.)
Please report any bugs by using the in-app Feedback button, or by sending an email to shortwaystudio@gmail.com.
[FEATURE] Now supports Services for Event Contexts. Enable it under 'Experimental features'.
[FEATURE] Completely rewrote the 'Pick apps' screen.
[FEATURE] The Search bar is now a Search button.
[FIXED] Tasker blurbs are a bit clearer now.
[FIXED] The website-version of Tasker is properly recognized.

Version name: 
0.3.2
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
1,209 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
2b1d7c0e1afc994081f33803540565ff
Uploaded on: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 20:35
Changes: 

0.3.2 - Another bugfix release.
Please report any bugs by using the in-app Feedback button, or by sending an email to shortwaystudio@gmail.com.
[FIXED] AppContext recognizes the Xposed Framework properly when installed (systemlessly) via Magisk.
[FIXED] The search bar was sometimes unresponsive. Not anymore.
[FIXED] The minimum Xposed Framework version required was downgraded to 86, as per request.
[FIXED] Some other minor bugs.

Version name: 
0.3.1
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
699 in total · 1 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
7306ad3f0327e0ae737577fa37a7cf1d
Uploaded on: 
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 14:14
Changes: 

0.3.1 - Bugfix release.
Please report any bugs by using the in-app Feedback button, or by sending an email to shortwaystudio@gmail.com.
[FIXED] If AppContext's module is enabled, it won't complain about not being able to find the Xposed Framework.
[FIXED] Pressing 'back' when picking apps to act on does not crash the app anymore.
[FIXED] The Tasker blurb in a State profile makes sense now.

Version name: 
0.3
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
316 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
25bf20b4192fe0b1a261860edc3fa1b5
Uploaded on: 
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 20:13
Changes: 

0.3 - Initial release.
Please report any bugs by using the in-app Feedback button, or by sending an email to shortwaystudio@gmail.com.