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Tasker on Android



Some people on Android have made extensive use of Tasker for automation with their schedule. 

Flow could expose itself to Tasker as a 3rd Party Actions 


Rather than building out Flow's own integrations for things like Location, Tasker could be used to trigger off many assorted things, and as a stopgap until those are ready. 


For example, Tasker can detect when you are near a certain bluetooth device, near a certain wifi network, at a GPS location. (See their "Location Without Tears" document) 


And Tasker could either send 3rd Party Actions or Android Intents, though 3rd Party Actions would be easier for users


Example Tasker-Flow Actions might be 

 - Run instant flow (IE, Similar to tapping a homescreen flow button/widget) 

 - Disable a flow

 - Enable a flow

 - Get number of approvals waiting

 - Maybe launch to approvals screen? 



My personal use-case is that I am toying with the idea of tracking throughout a building. 

With Tasker, I could monitor for bluetooth devices and when I detect them, have Tasker launch an Instant Flow, so that the tracking information might be stored in Sharepoint. 


Since the homescreen widgets can be "buttons" for a given flow, I might be able to found out the intent the Flow Button widget is using and make Tasker send that, but it is very difficult, and might be changing over time 


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