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Tasker update hits Google Play, features new Holo UI for Android 4.0+ users
Back in January, developer Crafty Apps introduced a new beta to Tasker, bringing with it a whole new look. Now the latest version of the app has left the beta stage and officially hit Google Play with the new theme in tow, at least for those of us with Android 4.0 or newer.
For those of you who have never used Tasker, this app is very useful for setting up and performing actions based on user-defined options like time, date, location and gesture. As an example, when you enter into your office, your phone could automatically turn to vibrate mode and then turn back to normal ringing when you leave work for the day.
With the latest version everything you love about Tasker is still there, though it is now basically being split into two different versions. Devices with Android 1.6 and higher will all receive incremental improvements and bug fixes with this update, but only ICS or higher will actually get the new UI.
Those lucky enough to have Android 4.0 or higher will be greeted by 200 new built-in icons each for Holo light and dark. There are also several new states, events and actions in this latest update. For those that are used to the app already and wondering about learning curve in the new version, you have nothing to be concerned about. The navigation and overall functionality hasn’t changed too much, so there won’t be much different in terms of using the app.
So how about it, what do you think of the new app’s look? Impressed or not?