Android Question How to programatically click button on another app?

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by Inman, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Inman

    Inman Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I am trying to build an app that can click a particular button on another app. This is possible from Android 4.3+ using findAccessibilityNodeInfosByViewId which is part of Accessibility service. For example there is a very popular app called Greenify on Play Store that prevents other apps from running in the background by clicking "Force Stop" button of each running app.

    Here is a code I found on Stackoverflow that explains how to do this.

    https://stackoverflow.com/a/26687754

    Could you please translate it to B4A?
     
  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    There is currently no library that implements the accessibility service. I don't think that it will be too difficult to create one.
     
  3. Inman

    Inman Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Thanks Erel. I hope someone with good Java knowledge will be kind enough to create a B4A library for Accessibility. The feature has been available for nearly 5 years on Android system.
     
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  4. Syd Wright

    Syd Wright Active Member Licensed User

    It would be wonderful if someone would create such a library (especially for the benefit of my blind clients in conjunction with my speaking and listening app).
    Maybe Don Manfred would be willing to give this a go (and ofcourse receive a Donation) :)
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
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