Tasker Is Now Owned By AutoApps Developer jaomgcd



When it comes to automation using Android, one need not look beyond Tasker. Over the past seven and a half years, Tasker has established itself as the best automation client for Android. From turning on lights when you get home to help making up with your spouse, Tasker can help you achieve everything. Since Tasker was released in November 2010, it was owned by Crafty Apps EU. Tasker's developer Pent today announced that he has transferred the ownership of his app to developer Jão Dias aka jaomgcd.

Here's what Pent wrote on the Google Group of Tasker:

After hanging on a bit too long, I finally decided I was not in good enough shape to maintain Tasker anymore. The last couple of years, updates have been too seldom, nagging bugs not fixed, new OS features integrated too slowly or not at all. As a conscientious person, I find it very stressful to let people down like that.

I'm therefore very (very) happy to announce that over the coming months João Dias will be taking over Tasker. João will introduce himself below.

Transfer of the app to its new Play Store account is already achieved, Website, development and support will follow over the coming days. Please bear with us if there are glitches due to the transfer.

I will still be maintaining App Factory for a period, but the plan is that eventually João takes over that too. Most of the work to create a child app is in any case performed by Tasker.

I hope that João can put the same energy into Tasker as I was able to in the early days. I'm sure he has a lot of plans he will reveal to you in time.

You may still see me around a bit during the transfer period as I try to help João absorb this complicated app. If not: a big, big thank you to everyone who has been involved over the last 8 years, especially the stalwarts in the forum. Rich D deserves a special mention here.

Please stick with it a little longer: things can only get better!

Pent

Before you get worrisome about Tasker's future, I can tell you that it isn't going to be like QuickPic's or ES File Explorer's. Tasker is in good hands. The new owner - developer jaomgcd - is well known among Tasker enthusiasts and has contributed significantly to Tasker's growth with his plethora of plugins. jaomgcd is highly regarded in the Android community. If you ask me, there couldn't have been a better new owner for Tasker than Dias. 

Below is Dias' reply to Pent's post on the Tasker Google Group.

This is João Dias and I'm the developer of the AutoApps and Join. Maybe you've heard of them if you've been using Tasker for a while.
It is with GREAT pleasure that I can announce that I'm going to be taking over Tasker! This means that I'm going to be developing it from now on!

First of all this is a huge honor for me. Tasker was the app that made me want to buy an Android phone in the first place. It was the first app I bought on Google Play. When I first heard about it, it made my head spin with the possibilities it allowed. I still remember reading the Usage Examples on the Tasker website and literally spending days imagining what I would do with it once I got my hands on an Android device. It was so far beyond what was possible on my then "Smart" Nokia device that my little programming brain couldn't stop thinking about it.

And now I'm humbled to be in charge of it! I hope I can continue evolving it and keep it always fresh and exciting for you! I have a few plans for it already but please don't expect anything major soon. Give me a few weeks/months (with Pent's help) to get accustomed to Tasker's code. I know I'm going to be terrified to break anything in the app in the first few releases :P

I've been a part of Tasker for some time now, with all my AutoApps, so I know it pretty well from the outside. Of course it's going to be a different story when I get to look at it from the inside, but I'm confident all will fall in place and I'll be able to put out some great new features in the future :)

I hope you can join me on this new adventure and never forget to Automate Your Life!

Let us know what you think! :) Any comments are welcome!

João



Tasker's Play Store listing now reflects jaomgcd as the new owner. If you haven't tried out Tasker yet, you can do so by clicking here.

Source: Tasker Google Group

Krittin Kalra
Krittin Kalra is a 20 year old Android freak. Striving for passions, chasing down his dreams and living a life without regrets is his sole mantra. A bit moody, he also does custom ROM reviews for AndroGuider. Currently pursuing his B.Tech, he aspires to follow his heart.
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