Tag Archives: Accessibility

Tasker v5.1 is out with Oreo-specific changes and removal of the Accessibility Service

Recently, Google threatened to remove applications from the Play Store that “misused” Android’s Accessibility Services. We explained how many apps leverage Accessibility Services to perform actions in ways that were not intended by Google. It’s at the core of LastPass, AutoInput, Button Mapper, Greenify, and other services, and Google’s policy would’ve broken some or all […]

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[Update: LastPass Unaffected] Google is Threatening to Remove Apps with Accessibility Services from the Play Store

Update: LastPass has just responded to this news and states that there will be “no immediate impact” for their Android apps. Whether or not this means that other applications will be given leniency remains to be seen. Some of the most innovative applications on the Play Store are built on using APIs in ways that […]

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“Working As Intended” – An Exploration into Android’s Accessibility Lag

The beauty of Android lies in the many different ways that third-party applications can interact with the system. Password manager apps such as LastPass provide the ability to automatically feed relevant username/password data to almost any login screen. Text Aide allows you to significantly shorten your time texting your friends by allowing you to create text […]

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