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IFTTT rolls out direct third-party app integration

IFTTT has begun making partnerships with a wide variety of third-party app developers to bring their automating technology to a wider audience.

Published onAugust 10, 2016


For those somehow not in the know, IFTTT is a service that puts the internet to work for you. The platform, which is short for IF This Then That, allows you to set up simple triggers or elaborate chains of contingencies, automating your life in a variety of creative ways. Now the company has been working with third-party app developers to bring the power of their platform to their products.

Previously, IFTTT interaction had to be done via the IF smartphone app. This integration aims to cut out the middle man, bringing IFTTT functionality directly to the menus of a variety of apps.

Getting started with IF by IFTTT on Google OnHub - Android customization
Google OnHub IF by IFTTT

For instance, if you use the garage management app Garageio, you might like to make sure that your garage door closes any time it starts raining outside. This was previously possible through the IF app, but you had to go through the process of creating the recipe. Now IFTTT is integrated directly into the app, meaning all you have to do is flip a switch in the settings, and boom: your garage will now close anytime the weather gets rough.

ifttt-garageio sample

Garageio isn’t the only partner IFTTT has been talking to. In-app integration is being rolled out to Ring’s video doorbell, banking app Qapital, car diagnostic app Automatic, Foobot’s indoor pollution monitor, voice messenger Roger, Skybell, LIFX, Bloomsky, Abode, Stack Lighting, and more. The company is also working to continue developing new partnerships, so hopefully automating capabilities will be rolling out to many of our favorite apps and smart home services.

What are your thoughts regarding IFTTT’s third-party app integration? A needless endeavor or a powerful tool for users of these products? Give us your take in the comments below!

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