Yesterday, on March 13, Crafty Apps EU revealed that its popular and powerful automation application Tasker has a fairly big update in the works that should be coming soon. Although the overhaul has not been given a timeframe as of this writing, the devs have released a log showing what they have been working on. The changelog not only provides some interesting improvements for the application but is also just a great way for the devs to let everybody know that their feedback has not gone unheard – and won't remain unanswered.
The vast majority of improvements in the upcoming Tasker update apply to devices running Android version 4.0 and up. Among those are new features, new task management tools, and a wealth of bug fixes. To start with, the developer has incorporated design changes based on Google's increasingly popular Material Design standards. The old layout will still be an available option for those who aren't into the Material design, but the devs have also added: around "900 material design icons and selectable colors." Also added in the future release are twelve new tasks, including nine new actions, two Android settings tweaks, scene element switch, and new launcher shortcuts and widgets. The update incorporates eight pretty substantial bug fixes as well. Previous versions of the application suffered a problem with the Input/Back Button action sending the user to the home screen instead of actually instantiating a "back button click."