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IFTTT ditches Recipes for Applets and merges all of its mobile apps

IFTTT is launching a major shakeup of its connected device service, replacing its Recipes for Applets, along with merging all of its mobile apps into one.

Published onNovember 2, 2016


IFTTT, the connected device service, is making some major changes today, as it ditches its “Recipes” for creating connections between two services for the new Applets. In addition, the company is merging all of its DO and IF mobile apps into the all new IFTTT app.

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In a blog post, IFTTT stated the new Applets support will be able to do more than the old Recipes, such as the ability to do multiple actions with just one command. For example, you can say, “Trigger Lock Down” to your Amazon Echo, and multiple devices will react by turning off connected lights, shutting down your phone and more. IFTTT says:

Applets can do everything that Recipes could — and much more. They bring your services together, creating new experiences that you can unlock with a single switch. A house that welcomes you, an efficient workplace, an easier way to stay informed — there are thousands of experiences to choose from, or you can create your own.

The new IFTTT app for Android and iOS will take the place of all the previous apps the service had released. The company says that all of the DO Applets will still work, but they will now be managed from the new single app. The company says that it currently has over 360 different wearable and Wi-Fi enabled IoT devices that support the service. One of the more recent additions is the Google Assistant app, which can now be used with IFTTT to issue commands to many of those devices via the Google Pixel smartphones and the Google Home speaker.

What do you think of this major change for the IFTTT service and do you think you will be using it to help automate actions in your home or office in the future?

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