Thursday, September 29, 2016

Using Pebble Tasker for Android

Pebble is sold as a watch, but to me Pebble is so much more than just a watch - and when using an Android phone - the possibilities explodes because of the application "Tasker". Sorry to say - the application "Tasker" doesn't exist on iPhone!

Get the apps

First of all - you have to buy and install Tasker and Pebble Tasker on your phone.

Pebble Tasker

Tasker is a script engine. It makes it possible for you to add new functions to your phone, almost only with your imagination as the limit. It's ultimately possible to export tasker scripts as an application so you can "program" an application you can share.

To use the scripts you make in Tasker, you have to use Pebble Tasker. This gives you direct access to up to 25 script using the 3 buttons on the right. And you can use Tasker to change the Pebble button functions on-the-fly, making the number of tasks much higher. 

Be aware that Tasker will run 24/7 in the background so you should expect your battery time to decrease. It is possible to disable Tasker if you prefer longer battery time from time to time. Actually you can make a Tasker script, that disables Tasker.
Also notice that Tasker WILL slow your phone a bit. Actually I had to uninstall it on my Galaxy Nexus 3 because of that - but it runs fine on e.g. an old HTC One X.

Setting up Tasker

To read more about Tasker: See

And now for some simple scripts:

Read out the last text message

When driving a car or walking the dog - it's not always possible to pick up the phone and read the text message that just arrived. So  lets start with a simple script that will read out the last text message received when you press a button on Pebble.

Dial a specific person

Dial a specific person - with acknowledged

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