Tasker control of BeyondPod

It is possible to control BeyondPod from Tasker on Android by using the general Intent sending mechanism of Tasker.  But it isn’t obvious how to do that, so I will describe here how to create a recipe to have BeyondPod do a feed update when you plug your phone into power.

Tasker  Intent Task

I first create a State Profile, with Power source “Any”.  Then I created a task “BeyondPod Update” and add a “Send Intent” with the following settings:

Action:
mobi.beyondpod.command.UPDATE_CATEGORY

Extra:
category: All Feeds

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Then test out the new task.  The key things left off of the BeyondPod FAQ on this that you set the extra to the word “category:” followed by the category name, and that “All Feeds” updates all categories.

Info about other intents available is at:  http://www.beyondpod.com/Android/help/FAQAPIs.htm