IFTTT automation app arrives to Google Play (updated)

April 24, 2014
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IFTTT

IFTTT (If This Then That) is a web-based automation service that essentially works to bridge together various web services to make our lives just a little bit easier. While the service has existed for a while now, the official mobile app has only been available for iOS users — until now.

The IFTTT team has announced the Android version of the app is on its way, and is expected to land on Google Play sometime later today. So what exactly is IFTTT all about? For those that have never heard of it, basically the service allows you to create “recipes” that consist of triggers and actions in order to automate certain tasks.

In total there are 98 channels that allow for certain actions and triggers including Email, Dropbox and many more. As you can imagine, these many channels allow for infinite automation possibilities. One example of how IFTTT can make life easier is that you can set it to automatically download photos to Dropbox each time you’re tagged on your favorite social network.

IFTTT is a web-based automation service that essentially works to bridge together various web services to make our lives just a little bit easier.

With the official Android app, you’ll have the ability to set up and manage your recipes from your Android device, instead of having to rely on a web app to set things up. The addition of a native Android app also gives you access to Android-specific channels such as device settings, location, SMS, phone calls, notifications and photos and allows you to tie automated tasks directly to your handset.

So is this a Tasker killer? Not a chance, especially since its current Android-specific functions are rather limited. That said, IFTTT has a lot of potential and seems to be a bit easier to use for those not willing to dive deep and learn the ins and outs of automation programs like Tasker.

To learn more about IFTTT and its impending Android launch, you’ll want to head on over to their official website. What do you think, like the idea of IFTTT or will you stick to an existing Android automation tool like Tasker?

Update: The app has now officially arrived, you can download it from Google Play.

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