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IFTTT and it’s new channels

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IFTTT sent their first newsletter out this week, exciting times and a indication of the growth of this service. IFTTT is a pretty impressive.

“…a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement: If This Then That”

It’s a way for anyone to create really simple interactions across a number of predefined channels. “this” is a trigger and “that” is an action e.g. When I upload a photo to instagram (the trigger) that photo is uploaded to my dropbox (action). That recipe is here.

The site is super easy to use and new channels are being added all the time. A particular favourite of mine mentioned in this newsletter was the addition of  the Belkin WeMo and turning a lamp on automatically at sunset (woop! Real world actions from a webservice) and the addition of Pushover as an action channel.

Sign up, play with it and definitely keep an eye on IFTTT.

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