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Tasker URL Launcher

Posted by Aled Thomas in Tools | June 13, 2013 | 27 Comments

Apk file size: 20.0 KB

Tiny app to process URLs to start tasker tasks.

Useful for launching tasker tasks from NFC tags-


for Sony Xperia smarttags simply use the the smart tag app. To run a tasker task use the "Open URL" action, then set the url "tasker://taskname" instead of "http://" (change taskname to the name of your task defined in tasker- tasks are case sensitive)
e.g. "tasker://mytask" to run a task called "mytask" defined in tasker.

for writable tags it should work as simply as writing the tasker:// url and task to the tag itself.

It will do until tasker add nfc capability :)

On some devices the "tags" app comes pre-installed and blocks the url from nfc tags from being launched automagically, meaning you need to touch the screen to launch the task. You may find disabling the "tags" app from settings->apps->all fixes this problem.

Also it is VITAL that tasker is installed before this app or it will not work, this means that if you upgrade or reset your device etc. and google play automatically re-installs all your apps then it may not work. this is solved by simply uninstalling tasker url launcher, checking tasker is installed, and then re-installing the tasker url launcher from google play.

Aled Thomas part of our Tools and have average installs from 10000 to 50000. Last Update June 13, 2013. Google play rating is 83.0189. Current verison is 1.1. Actual size 20.0 KB.

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Pak T

Can be used for barcodes as well. Samsung GS2 w/Jellybean.Downloaded this to try it with reading barcode labels. It works! Instead of an NFC tag, create a QR barcode & scan with your phone. I just used the "free text" option of an online QR barcode generator to be "tasker://task". After it read the barcode I then just tapped the screen to "Open Browser" & it ran my task. The big advantage of being able to use the BCS is that I can generate unlimited free barcodes for those places I don't want to risk losing a NFC tag, for infrequently used tasks & for simple tasks that I don't want to dedicate one of my precious NFC tags. Example: putting barcodes on test fixtures at my work where I can scan a barcode to start a timer to remind me to come back. And since they are paper barcodes taped to the machine, I can make a strip of several for different times. No wasted tags! Woo hoo.

david hughes

Note Some Jellybean users won't be able to get this to work, not the apps fault just a jb issue but might save some people getting annoyed at the developer by mentioning it here

Andy Whitworth

Has promise but needs sorting out on Kitkat Doesn't allow seamless task invocation on KitKat. I get a "tags" popup asking me to select the app to process the NFC event. If I disable the tags app then just get an error beep and Tasker URL doesn't action the event.

Daniel Niemeier

All you need for nfc and Tasker But, Doesn't seem to work on my N5 if I disable the "tags" app. Otherwise you'll have to click the link every time you scan the tag. Fix would be greatly appreciated.

Nicholas Faubert

Just what I needed Works perfectly. This is exactly what I needed to launch Tasker tasks from NFC Task Launcher.

Markus Birth

Not really working with KitKat. After scanning a tag, there's a popup where I have to choose the app to use the scanned data with and then, there's a "Tag discovered" list, where I have to tap the just scanned tag again to launch it. Very annoying. I'm pretty sure there's missing some NDEF_DISCOVERED intent-filter for it to work with newer Android versions.

Karl Morteo

Can't get it to automatically launch On a Samsung note 3 I can't get it to automagically launch. Always need to touch the screen. If I disable the built in Tags it doesn't launch at all.

Brandon Fry

Great plugin for Tasker Does what it says on the tin. I use it to link url's from NFC tags into Tasker. Clean and fast. Thanks !

A Google User

Can't get it to work I guess this could be cool, but NFC task launcher works soooo much better. If there were a more robust instruction set here, this would be a solid choice.

Johnny Cardenas

Doesn't work on JB Using 4.2.2 and this app doesn't work.

George Brossault

Awesome Works exactly as advertised. People using ratings for feature additions, or to solve a problem are ridiculous. You cannot expect tech support to watch the google play store system to pickup issues. Use support system for each app, and use reviews to review the product. This is an essential add on for tasker imho. Thanks to the devs.

Bruce Bockius

Doesn't see to work in Kitkat Unfortunately it doesn't work on my Nexus 5 unless the Tags app is enabled - which also brings up the Tags dialog instead of directly running the task.

A Google User

Also works for qr codes. Keep in mind this only works with Barcode scanner. Any other scanner will automatically open in the browser.

Jessica Geffre

Good but It does work well however on DROID dna when I write the task I have to select to run it. When I followed instructions to disable the tags app nfc stopped reading the tag at all. Could just be me but other than that cool. I do agree that other apps I have tried do not have this issue like Nfc task launcher


Auto url blocking done for xperia Can't belive 20kb app will shortout my browser issue.. I was totally frustrated but nw m very happy...keep it up Dr.Thomas

lalo lalouve

useful as someone else said, works with barcodes as well.

Lance Parry

Good effort, but useless on KitKat As others have said, it's not seamless on Kit Kat

Joe Chang

Awesome This is the one what i'm looking for a long time. working perfect with sony smarttags now.

Eric Eric

Exactly as expected Simple great permissions does what it says

Christopher Williamson

Awesome! This is absolutely awesome! Thank you! :-)

Bobby Severs

FAIL I still can not open web pages !!!!!!!!

A Google User

Works great Now I can use my AndyTags nfc tags and Smart Q app to trigger tasked tasks. Since most nfc apps don't natively support tasked integration but do support URL launching this is great. Thanks for this awesome plug in.

Arnie Carlson

Good Necessity for Tasker to launch url's. My first simple Tasker routines make use of this.

Ángel F

Not working The idea is good but it does no work. With the tag disable it doesn't launch the url and with the tag enabled it requires to tap into the url.

Jan Valkenburg

Unable to find app App can nowhere to be found on my tablet.

Michał Tkacz

Requires interaction As mentioned in some other comments, requires you to tap on the link in the Tags window but won't work at all if you disable it.

Brenda S Rosetti

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