Getting started with the AutoTools Web Screen

Learn how to build a very basic web page to use with the AutoTools Web Screen

  1. joaomgcd
    The AutoTools Web Screen allows to display a web page on your device and interact with it.
    You can make the page's links send AutoApps Commands. For example, if you want to send the
    Code (Text):
    hello
    command from a link on the webpage you would add the following HTML code to the page:
    Code (Text):
    <a href="autotoolscommand://hello">Say Hello!</a>
    This would create a link like this: Say Hello!
    When that link is clicked on your device the AutoApps command following the autotoolscommand:// part will be sent.
    In fact, you can open this very page on your device and try clicking the link above and you'll get the hello command :)
    Let's go through the process of making a simple page then.

    STEP 1 - SHOW PAGE IN FULL SCREEN


    (i) You can also save the page to your device and use the local device file as the source instead if you want.
    • Enable the Fullscreen checkbox
    • Go back and test the task. A full screen page should show up with a link. Clicking the link seemingly does nothing, but it's actually sending the toast=:=Hello World! command in the background!


    STEP 2 - REACT TO THE COMMAND


    • Add a new profile with the AutoApps Command event condition
    • Set the command filter to toast=:=
    • Set the variable names to text (this will create a variable called %text with whatever is on the right of toast=:=, which in this case will be Hello World!)
    • In the task add a flash action with the text %text
    • Back out of Tasker to save


    STEP 3 - TEST


    If you now run the task again to show the web screen and click the link, it should show the toast with the text Hello World! :cool:


    You can build any page you want and make it fully interactable with AutoApps Commands!

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